Courses

The William Glasser Institute Ireland is recognised by William Glasser International (WGI) to run official courses in Reality Therapy and other applications of Choice Theory psychology as developed by Dr. William Glasser.  WGI is the body approved by Dr. Glasser to offer official training and to promote Choice Theory psychology.

Very often universities and other bodies offer lectures or courses on Reality Therapy or Choice Theory.   Such training does not fit into the WGI training structure unless (1) the trainer is recognised faculty of WGI, (2) is a currently paid-up faculty member of WGI, (3) has registered the course and its participants with WGI and (4) is following WGI course guidelines.  Full certification in Choice Theory/Reality Therapy can only be offered by WGI and only for their own courses.  Advancement to faculty levels withing WGI require full official Certification in Reality Therapy/Choice Theory.  If you have any doubt about the WGI status of a course, please CONTACT WGII.

Brief introductory talks may be organised by contacting WGII using details published at the bottom of this page.

A “Take Charge of Your Life” workshop is intended for the general public as an introduction to Choice Theory psychology.

A “Basic Training Course” is the first step in formal Reality Therapy or Choice Theory training although many people who have no interest in further training find it a very complete entity in itself.

For those who wish to have full WGI Certification in Choice Theory/Reality Therapy the different official components are:

Stage 1 Basic Training Course
Stage 2 Basic Practicum
Stage 3 Advanced Training Course
Stage 4 Advanced Practicum
Stage 5 Certification

Those wishing to obtain a European Certificate in Psychotherapy using Reality Therapy have the option of continuing to this level after completing RT/CT Certification if they meet all the entry requirements for this.

Further information on each of these courses is available under the relevant headings under COURSES in the main menu.

Course Application Form

If you are interested in hearing about new courses, we invite you to consider joining our mailing list for “interested persons”.  Read more about this HERE!


  • Training Courses 2019 BASIC TRAINING COURSE IN CHOICE THEORY/REALITY THERAPY TRAINING MODULE ONE: Cost: €395 Over two weekends: March 23-24th and March 30-31st. Venue: Alethea Centre, Parkwest, Dublin 12. One week course: April 8th-12th: Venue: Alethea Centre, Parkwest, Dublin 12. One week course: June 10th-14th: Venue: Dublin One week course: July 15th-19th: Venue: UCC, Cork City Over two weekends Nov. 9th-10th and Nov. 23th -24th Region Dublin Courses run subject to a minimum/maximum of 6/12 participants. If you are interested in hearing about new courses, we invite you to consider joining our mailing list for “interested persons”.  Read more about this HERE!
  • Take Charge of Your Life Workshop: SOLD OUT! An interactive workshop based on the book, “Take Charge of Your Life” introducing Choice Theory psychology as created by Dr. William Glasser FULLY BOOKED OUT! If you are interested in hearing about new courses including further workshops, we invite you to consider joining our mailing list for “interested persons”.  Read more about this HERE! This workshop attracted over seventy enthusiastic participants and all seemed to enjoy the day, a day packed with ideas about Choice Theory psychology and how to apply it to your life.  This is obviously a popular format and we would hope that more workshops can be arranged in the future and probably in different parts of the country.   Photos above courtesy of Norah Finn   What the Take Charge of Your Life workshop is all about …   Learn how to take charge of your life Understand your feelings such as anger, anxiety, depression Find the difference between your needs and your wants See how thinking, doing, feeling and physiology are linked Choose more positive thinking behaviours Become more self-accepting and less critical of others Approach your important relationships in a different way Take your happiness seriously SATURDAY 10th NOVEMBER, 9:30 am to 5:30 pm Scoil Aoife CNS, Citywest Drive, Citywest, Dublin 24 GPS: N 53º 17.107” – W 06º 25.077” Coffees or ...
  • Courses 2018 Basic Intensive Week: Training Module 1: Cost: €395 March.10th-11th & March 24th-25th over two weekends Region Dublin April 9th-13th Easter Region Dublin June 18th-22nd: Region Dublin July 11h-15th: Venue: UCC, College Road, Region Cork Over two weekends Nov. 10th—11th and Nov. 24th-25th Region Dublin Courses run subject to a minimum/maximum of 6/12 participants. Take Charge of Your Life is an Introductory 6 hour workshop in (1×6 /2×3 /3×2 ) in Dr. Glasser’s Choice Theory Psychology of Personal Freedom. Cost €65 Waged Participants and €35 Unwaged Participants. Available to individuals and organisations Interested in getting along with significant others in their professional and personal lives. WGI-Accredited Facilitators available throughout the country. 
Application Details on our website: www.wgii.ie info@wgii.ie . 087 2649063 Further Information and Application Details on our Website: www.wgii.ie. Email: info@wgii.ie or phone Kim  01 6204111 or 083 8218499 : FURTHER TRAINING IN REALITY THERAPY/CHOICE THEORY If you have started on your journey to Certification in Reality Therapy, and you are interested in continuing with any of the following training modules, please phone us at 085 7878539, or email us at: info@wgii.ie to register your interest. Training may be offered in Cork and Dublin, depending on minimum numbers applying. Basic Practicum: Training Module 2. (Requirement: Must have completed Basic Week Training) Cost: €395 Due Start ...