The Choice Theory in Action Series

Choice Theory in Action Series

Announcing a brand new series about Choice Theory psychology. Seven short books are now available on a range of popular topics. The books are intended for the general public though the contents will also be of special interest to counsellors and other support services.


A Choice Theory Psychology Guide to Addictions – by Mike Rice

A Choice Theory Psychology Guide to ADDICTIONS
ISBN: 9781070689302

The Choice Theory approach to addictive behavior does not rely on external controlling methods to make someone do something they don’t want to do. Instead, the Choice Theory approach is discovering what and how the client really would want his/her life to be; identifying the important people in their life; evaluating the client’s choices and how those choices either helped or harmed their relationships; allowing them the freedom and respect to make their own decisions on how to improve their life; and creating a plan on how to get what they want in their life. Clients are more inclined to improve their life when it is their own idea, feel respected, and don’t feel threatened or coerced to do something they don’t want to do.

Mike Rice

Mike Rice is a licensed therapist and has been in private practice since 1998 in Mesa, Arizona. His specialty has been in drug and alcohol abuse, couples counseling, depression, and several other emotional issues. He became certified in Reality Therapy and Choice Theory in 2008.

In addition to his contribution to the series of Choice Theory in Action books, he has written seven other books utilizing the concepts of Choice Theory on the topics of substance abuse, relationships, and aging. He has conducted several workshops throughout the United States as well as Columbia, South America and the Arizona Psychological Association.

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A Choice Theory Psychology Guide to Anger – by Brian Lennon

A Choice Theory Psychology Guide to ANGER
ISBN: 9781070778433

In this book you will find an approach to anger that recognises both the valid role it can play in human life and the unwelcome effects when anger becomes rage. The author is careful to acknowledge the very real causes of anger and prefers not to treat anger simply as a bad habit.

Using ideas from Choice Theory psychology the author helps readers explore their own anger, its different forms and causes, its expression and effects. He offers a tried and tested method for the reader to take charge of the remarkably short space of time between the frustration and the outburst, between what the author calls the spark and the flame!

Brian Lennon

Brian Lennon has worked as both a guidance counsellor and psychologist over almost thirty years. He is a senior faculty member of William Glasser International, the official body representing Choice Theory psychology and Reality Therapy on behalf of their creator, Dr. William Glasser.

Brian is a Fellow of the Irish Institute of Guidance Counsellors, a Fellow of the William Glasser Institute Ireland and Chairman Emeritus of William Glasser International. He has produced several books and software in the Guidance & Counselling area and has presented on the topic of Choice Theory psychology in many countries around the world. He was a close associate of Dr. Glasser and, with his approval, founded William Glasser International. He lives in Co. Dublin, Ireland.

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A Choice Theory Psychology Guide to Depression – by Dr. Robert E. Wubbolding

A Choice Theory Psychology Guide to DEPRESSION
ISBN: 9781072041887

This book contains practical and usable ideas for anyone experiencing painful emotions, hopeless thoughts, or blocked choices. Do you, your family, or your friends have a sense of being “down in the dumps?” Do you ever use phrases even more graphic or even unspeakable to describe your current situation? If so, you will find help and encouragement in this book by using the techniques and suggestions contained on these pages.

Similarly, if you have an occasional bout with a mild sense of discouragement or pessimism or if you feel down in the mouth at times you will be able to pick yourself up by implementing even one idea. Additionally, this book will be a success if it triggers in your mind a better choice or a more appropriate pathway that you can claim as yours. If this happens to just one person, I would know that my time and effort is more than worthwhile.
Finally, I would like to hear your story. Feel free to contact me and let me know how you have carried out any idea that has helped you in your life journey. A friend of mine once said, “We are all on a journey to somewhere.” Feel free to tell me about the steps you have taken and what that “somewhere” looks like.

The best to you as you take one step at a time and live one day at a time.

Robert E. Wubbolding

Robert E. Wubbolding, EdD, is a teacher, counselor, and psychologist whose work always includes practical ideas and skills for talking to a wide variety of people. He is director of the Center for Reality Therapy in Cincinnati, Ohio, professor emeritus at Xavier University, director of training for the William Glasser Institute (1987-2011) and has taught Reality Therapy from Korea to Kuwait and from Singapore to Slovenia. He has also served as a high school counselor, an elementary school counselor, a halfway house counselor for ex-offenders, and a consultant to the drug and alcohol abuse programs of the U.S. Army and Air Force. He is a qualified trauma therapist and certified coach.

He is one of my closest and most trusted associates. I couldn’t recommend anyone more highly,” William Glasser, MD

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A Choice Theory Psychology Guide to Happiness– by Carleen Glasser

A Choice Theory Psychology Guide to HAPPINESS
ISBN: 9781071219164

This book is about how to make yourself happy. The meaning of happiness is uniquely examined from a Choice Theory perspective. Defining happiness is a somewhat difficult task because no two people experience it the same way. In this book, the author shares the personal stories of twenty, very different people, who have written about what happiness means to them and why they are happy.

The author explains how different aspects of Dr.William Glasser’s Choice Theory are demonstrated in every story. This reflection is followed by a Choice Theory Take Away where the author gives the readers information about how to immediately use these Choice Theory ideas in their own lives.

In the Preface of the book, the basics of Choice Theory are briefly explained as a reference point. But the stories clarify the ideas and help the reader more fully understand Choice Theory and how to use it to make themselves happy.

Carleen Glasser

Carleen Glasser, is the wife of the late William Glasser, M.D. She became a school counsellor in 1983 and has been a William Glasser Institute Instructor, teaching Dr. Glasser’s ideas since 1989. When she and William married in 1995, she joined him as his partner in teaching the Choice Theory and Reality Therapy that he had developed. They did presentation seminars on these ideas all over the world. In the twenty years they were together, Dr. Glasser wrote eleven more books and Carleen edited all of them, including the four books she co-authored with him.

Carleen has also written her own books and materials to teach Choice Theory to children. All of her and Dr. Glasser’s books and media can be seen on and purchased from their website: www.wglasserbooks.com

Carleen Glasser is continuing Dr. Glasser’s work by writing, teaching and consulting in an effort to promote his ideas and preserve his legacy. She lives in Los Angeles, California.

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A Choice Theory Psychology Guide to Parenting – by Nancy Buck, Ph.D.

A Choice Theory Psychology Guide to PARENTING
ISBN: 9781071426142

Parenting is the most important, terrifying and rewarding job you’ll ever have. For better or worse, most of us learn how to do this job from our parents. But what if the example your parents set is not something you want to follow?

In A Choice Theory Psychology Guide to Parenting, international child expert Dr. Nancy Buck offers readers a new and far more effective way to parent while maintaining a loving relationship with their sons and daughters. Parents and children have different agendas, children push for freedom while parents pull for safety. This push-pull relationship between parents and children starts at birth, and continues throughout childhood, adolescence and early adulthood. Rather than relying on the typical controlling, punishing, and relationship-destroying attempts to dominate children, Choice Theory psychology teaches you to follow the instruction manual you and your offspring are born with. The result is happy, responsible children who want to maintain loving relationships with their parents. Great parents who follow this instruction manual raise great children.

Nancy Buck

Fresh, funny and unafraid, Nancy S. Buck, Ph.D. tackles the tough topics facing all families today. She is a developmental psychologist, and expert in children’s motivation and behavior, and parenting coach.

As the founder of Peaceful Parenting Inc®, a blogger for Psychology Today and US News & World Report as well as an author she gives lively and helpful advice that parents can put into practice immediately.

Dr. Buck reveals the secret to understanding children’s behavior based on Choice Theory psychology. She is helping parents use better, more effective practices to improve life for every member of the family.

In addition to working with families, Dr. Buck’s consults with schools, foster care agencies, early childhood education facilities and other organizations concerned with child welfare. Her mission? To make the world a better place one child and one family at a time.

In addition to working with families, Dr. Buck’s consults with schools, foster care agencies, early childhood education facilities and other organizations concerned with child welfare. Her mission? To make the world a better place one child and one family at a time.

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A Choice Theory Psychology Guide to Relationships – by Kim Olver

A Choice Theory Psychology Guide to RELATIONSHIPS
ISBN: 9781072472995

Do relationships often leave you confused? Do you wonder how two people can be on such different pages most of the time? Do you find it challenging to obtain or maintain meaningful relationships? This book breaks down relationships in an easy-to-understand way, while offering lot of practical advice for how to improve them. Choice Theory adds a new layer to the topic that is missing from the common knowledge currently known about relationships.

Kim Olver

Kim Olver, LCPC, NCC, BCC, has a mission to help people get along better with the important people in their lives, including themselves, at home and at work. Kim is a licensed counselor, certified coach, trainer, speaker and author. In addition, she serves as the Executive Director of the William Glasser Institute-US and William Glasser International. As senior faculty for Glasser, she has taught thousands of people his concepts around the globe.

Kim founded Coaching for Excellence in 2004 and the Academy of Choice in 2010, while developing the process of Choice Coaching, which she employs with her clients and teaches to fellow coach trainees.

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A Choice Theory Psychology Guide to Stress – by Brian Lennon

A Choice Theory Psychology Guide to STRESS
ISBN: 9781097623976

This book offers a fresh approach to stress and focuses on what you can do for yourself to manage this condition. The author views stress as a clear signal that things are not going well in a person’s life. Consequently the emphasis is on heeding the signal and investigating the possible causes of the stress, instead of simply addressing the symptoms.

In Choice Theory psychology, stress is not a weakness nor an illness. In fact, it is a vital piece of feedback about how we are running our lives. Stress can become a problem threatening our health and happiness but it is the underlying causes that need to be tackled if we are to manage our stress effectively.

The book gives a brief explanation of Choice Theory itself and how it applies to stress. This is followed by ideas on possible causes and ways of dealing with these. There are chapters on general skills such as time-management, decisions and plans.

Brian Lennon

Brian Lennon has worked as both a guidance counsellor and psychologist over almost thirty years. He is a senior faculty member of William Glasser International, the official body representing Choice Theory psychology and Reality Therapy on behalf of their creator, Dr. William Glasser.

Brian is a Fellow of the Irish Institute of Guidance Counsellors, a Fellow of the William Glasser Institute Ireland and Chairman Emeritus of William Glasser International. He has produced several books and software in the Guidance & Counselling area and has presented on the topic of Choice Theory psychology in many countries around the world. He was a close associate of Dr. Glasser and, with his approval, founded William Glasser International. He lives in Co. Dublin, Ireland.

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This series is available both as paperbacks and as Kindle ebooks from Amazon. The paperbacks may also be obtained through booksellers.
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