Reality Therapy
by Robert Wubbolding
Watch Robert Wubbolding expertly demonstrate Reality Therapy in an actual therapy session in this three-part video.

Part of the 15-video series: Psychotherapy with the Experts
Wubbolding believes that as human beings we have much more control over our lives than we think, and that the challenge is to learn how to be more responsible in our drives for belonging, power, enjoyment, freedom and survival. In this video, Wubbolding works with a graduate student who lacks focus in his efforts to complete his master’s thesis and make pivotal life decisions. This challenging client is initially difficult to pin down, speaking in tangents and diverting Wubbolding’s questions throughout the session. However, Wubbolding is able to reel him in during key moments, leading the client to realize that it is his motivation, not external factors that prevent him from moving forward with his thesis and other life decisions. Jon Carlson and Diane Kjos introduce Wubbolding and facilitate a discussion on the approach.

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CE Test
By watching this counseling video, you'll be able to:

• Understand the major components of Reality Therapy including interventions that help clients gain more responsibility and control in their lives.
• Describe Wubbolding’s therapeutic approach and the kinds of questions he asks his clients that focus on their wants, needs, motivations and plans.
• Integrate a Reality Therapy approach into your own therapeutic work with clients.

Length of video: 1:50:00

Number of Discs: 1

English subtitles available on: Stream, DVD

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Individual ISBN-10 #: 1-60124-145-3

Individual ISBN-13 #: 978-1-60124-145-0

Group ISBN-10 #: 1-60124-155-0

Group ISBN-13 #: 978-1-60124-155-9

Robert Wubbolding, EdD is Professor of Counseling at Xavier University, Director of the Center for Reality Therapy in Cincinnati and Senior Faculty at the William Glasser Institute in Los Angeles. He has published 125 articles and book chapters, ten books and seven videos on reality therapy, and has taught reality therapy and choice theory all over the world.

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CE credits: 2

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe Wubbolding’s Reality Therapy approach.
  • Discuss key components of Reality Therapy, including the Wanting, Doing, Self-Evaluating, and Planning (WDEP) system.
  • Apply Wubbolding's Reality Therapy techniques in your own work with clients.
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