I am certified in the teaching and practice of Lead Management and Reality Therapy. I am a faculty member of the William Glasser Institute and the Center for Reality Therapy. I teach Basic Intensive Week trainings and Basic and Advanced Practicum for individuals going through the certification process.
"Reality Therapy is a practical method of helping people take better control of their lives. It assists people in identifying what they want and what they need and then in evaluating whether they can realistically attain what they want. It helps them examine their own behaviors and evaluate them with clear criteria."
Dr. Robert Wubbolding
Lead managers continually work on their system to create a non-coercive environment that encourages employees to self-evaluate and achieve quality work.
Dr. William Glasser
Reality Therapy helps people connect with others because the single most important problem in human life is lack of satisfactory relationships.
Dr William Glasser, founder of Reality Therapy and Lead Management practiced as a psychotherapist, and developed a new way of approaching people's problems in 1965.
He has continued to refine and improve his dynamic process and has applied them to Schools with great success.
In 1998 he published Choice Theory, A New Psychology of Personal Freedom, which explains why Reality Therapy works.
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The Ten Axioms of Choice Theory
1. The only person whose behavior we can control is our own.
2. All we do is behave.
3. All we can give another person is information.
4. All long-lasting psychological problems are relationship problems.
5. The problem relationship is always part of our present life.
6. What happened in the past has everything to do with what we are today, but we can only satisfy our basic needs right now and plan to continue satisfying them in the future.
7. We can only satisfy our needs by satisfying the pictures in our Quality World.
8. All behavior is Total Behavior and is made up of four components: acting, thinking, feeling and physiology.
9. All Total Behavior is chosen, but we only have direct control over the acting and thinking components. We can only control our feeling and physiology indirectly through how we choose to act and think.
10. All Total Behavior is designated by verbs and named by the part that is the most recognizable.
Basic Week instructor at an Intensive Training Week with Dr. Robert Wubbolding in Cincinnati from
November 19 -21, 2016
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A basic practicum consists of 32 hours of student/supervisor connection for practice and skill building in Reality Therapy.
Typically a basic practicum will include meeting 5 times for 3 hours each time for practice and feedback with video-or audio taped role plays and instruction to demonstrate the student's expertise.
Often the practicum meets at Sam's home in Cincinnati although she travels to other cities when requested.
The structure is flexible: the practicum can be conducted in a weekend or two, or it can be held for a day once a month for two or three months.
The basic practicum is a requirement in the process of certification in Reality Therapy.
The advanced practicum is similar to the basic, with students demonstrating a greater skill in using reality therapy. They also prepare role play video-or-audio tapes with a focus on self evaluation. Students at this level prepare a short presentation about one element of choice theory for the certification week.
The advanced practicum is required for certification.