The William Glasser Institute in the United States of America is hosting a special Mental Health Summit on World Mental Health Day, 10th October 2014. This is a totally free series of presentations around the general topic of personal wellbeing. (Later recordings of the presentations will be on sale.) All you need to do is click on the heading above, register for the summit and you will be sent emails with full information. All are welcome. One of the speakers will be Ireland's Dr. Terry Lynch, author of "Beyond Prozac". The presentations will run for 24 hours so it is possible to participate at any time of the day.
Biography of Dr. William Glasser
What do you do when you find that most of what you were taught is wrong?
This is one man's story of courage, sacrifice and sheer determination!
William Glasser: Champion of Choice
For anyone who is interested in Reality Therapy or Choice Theory Psychology this book will provide amazing insights into their creator, Dr. William Glasser. His story has at last been told and has amazed even his closest followers. Dr. Glasser had always been reluctant to talk about his own past and most of those who worked with him did not know his remarkable story. The keen interest and sharp research skills of author Jim Roy appealed to Glasser and he opened up his life as never before.
The end result is a remarkable story of courage, an account of the development of ideas most of the world was not ready to hear. This book is more than a simple history of a life; it is inspirational. Jim Roy has known how to capture the drama that must have been an unwelcome backdrop to most of Glasser's professional life. This makes a very good read!
WGII hopes to stock paper-back copies of the biography in September.
"William Glasser: Champion of Choice" by Jim Roy Ed.D. Published 2014 by Zeig, Tucker & Thiesen, Phoenix, Arizona, USA. 420 pages.
The author, Jim Roy, seen here with Dr. Glasser in 2012, is a professor in the teacher education program at Pacific Union College in California, USA.
He is also a faculty member of William Glasser International and has applied Choice Theory Psychology in a school setting for over 20 years.
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.
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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