Choice Theory Psychology is a new explanation of human behaviour. It challenges many traditional views about human behaviour:
- how we live our lives
- how we relate to others
- how we interpret "mental illness"
- how we understand education
- how we view management
Reality Therapy is the counselling approach based on Choice Theory Psychology.
It is with profound sadness that we bring you the news that Linda Harshman passed away on 4th April after a brave fight with illness. Linda had been the administrator of the William Glasser Institute for many years. It was her deep understanding of Choice Theory that helped shape Institute policy and practice. A favourite phrase of Dr. Glasser's, was "ask Linda". He placed full trust in her and the decisions she took on his behalf.
Linda was a wonderful listener and, when someone phoned in with a query or problem, they knew that Linda's advice and resolutions were thought out with care and sensitivity. She shied away from the recognition that she so well deserved.
After spending time nursing her own terminally ill sister, she became ill herself and, at 11.15pm Los Angeles time on 4th April 2014, she passed away peacefully in her own home in the company of her sister Judy and her friend Frank.
In her final days, cards addressed to Linda had arrived from WGI friends around the world and we are consoled by the thought that she left us knowing how highly we all thought of her. We extend our heartfelt sympathy to all to knew Linda but very especially to her sister Judy, her friend Frank and to all her family and friends.
Richard Pulk Seminar 2014
RICHARD PULK SEMINAR
SATURDAY 17TH MAY 2014
Venue: St. Patrick's Training College, Drumcondra
Richard Pulk gave his first Basic Week in Ireland in 1987. He became a regular teacher in Ireland from 1987 and WGII was greatly enriched by his work here. This annual workshop is organised in his memory each year.
The venue this year is St. Patrick's Training College, Drumcondra and free parking is available.
The times for the event are: 9.30 am to 4.30 pm.
Registration/Coffee at 8.45 am, Coffee at 11-11.30 am and lunch 1.00-2.00 pm.
This year's event has a double component with one part intended as professional development for all those certified in Choice Theory/Reality Therapy.
The other component is ongoing development for those interested in Choice Theory/Reality Therapy.
(with 10% discount for members with special code)
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09.30am “An exploration of Glasser’s Lead Management and
Deming’s System of Profound Knowledge” A Powerful
Presenter: Paul Kelly, Faculty Member
Experienced Counsellor and Trainer.
His primary area is working with people in addiction,
where the stakes can be very high if they choose not to change.
09.30am: “Behaviours in Challenging Times”
Towards Positive Mental Health and Well-Being
Presenter: Sr. Claire Sweeney
Senior Faculty Member of WGII and co-author of
“In The Driving Seat”
02.00pm: WORKSHOP FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS
“A Choice Theory Psychology Angle on Stress”
Presenter: Brian Lennon
Senior Faculty Member and Founding Member of William Glasser International.
Currently retired, he worked as a Guidance Counsellor and Psychologist for over 30 years.
03.30pm: A Case Study in Choice Theory
04.00pm: Open Forum
INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE TORONTO 2014
William Glasser International
Second International Conference
Hosted by William Glasser Institute Canada
“Toronto offers a special opportunity for you to unite with fellow Choice Theorists from every corner of our world representing every possible application of this psychology. Toronto offers a chance to get new ideas and to share them, a time for serious discussion and serious fun. As chairperson of our world-wide organization, William Glasser International, I invite you to Toronto, 2014 and look forward to seeing you there. We have much to offer the world in the future” ~ Brian Lennon, Chairperson, William Glasser International
Early Bird registration has begun and ends on 31 January 2014.
Remember: the earlier you book your flights, the cheaper the ticket!
Call for papers from 1st October to 15th February 2014.
William Glasser, Champion of Choice
It is with a very heavy heart that we bring you the news that Dr. Glasser has passed away. He died at home in Los Angeles on Friday 23rd August at 6.30pm local time. He was in the company of Carleen and his family. His son Martin and his grandson had just spent some wonderful days with Bill and were with him at the end.
Although Bill had been in poor health for some time his death has come as a massive shock to all. We extend our deepest sympathy to Carleen his wife, to his children Martin and Alice and to his grandchildren and wider family.
We celebrate our acquaintance with Bill as friend and mentor, as someone whose inspiring ideas will continue to flourish with our help.
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Bill always loved a good story and was a great storyteller himself.
If you have a favourite story about Bill, you may wish to share it with others on the memorial page.
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