Reality Therapy; a New Approach Term Paper

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He realizes and wants the reader to realize that those roots have merit and modern day approaches simply that the field of mental health to the next step or next level of the industry, but he stresses the importance of action therapy not reflection therapy. Each step is a building block toward the eventual goal of having answers more quickly and more accurate than the past answers, however without Freud and those who came after him the new theories would not be possible.

The book is a refreshing approach and puts Glasser's reality therapy into play by acknowledging the others who have developed theories and giving them their dues before moving on to examine the next step which he believes is his approach.

Glasser's book is based on an individual's power to choose. They can choose how they react to life, they can choose how they react to people and they can choose how they react to circumstances. According to Glasser the ability and power to choose is the true reality of life. Whether one chooses to lay down and allow life to roll over them or get up and charge at it full force often decides how their life turns out. Glasser gives the reader the tools to used that power. As he illustrates with the adolescents who were in the institution they too could choose how they would approach their past, their present circumstances and their futures.

CONCLUSION

This book is written in a style that a mental health professional can read it and pick up the underlying meanings and ideas but a layman can also read it and gain valuable insight about how to change the way they have been approaching their life. It is an exciting how to for those who are ready to use their power to choose and get their lives on track toward success and happiness.

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Glasser,…

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This book is written in a style that a mental health professional can read it and pick up the underlying meanings and ideas but a layman can also read it and gain valuable insight about how to change the way they have been approaching their life. It is an exciting how to for those who are ready to use their power to choose and get their lives on track toward success and happiness.

REFERENCE

Glasser, William (1989) Reality Therapy: A New Approach to Psychiatry Harper Paperbacks

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