Format of training offered:
- Most training offered is underpinned by Choice Theory/Reality Therapy/Lead Management (CT/RT/LM). Training for the different modules can be offered as a session (2 hours), one day or 2-3 days.
Training in CT/RT/LM can be achieved through a one-day training session or a 4-day training session and can be applied in Leadership and Management Training:
1 Day training– Take Charge of your Life Training (8 hours):
4 Day Training – Basic Intensive Training in CT/RT/LM (27 Hours)
The 4-day Basic Intensive Training is followed up with a 4 day Practicum phase that allow participants to reflect how they were able to assimilate the theory and apply the skills they have gained. It also allows them to refresh and deepen their understanding and skill level.
Details of BASIC INTENSIVE TRAINING AND BASIC PRACTICUM
Basic Intensive Week Training – 4 days
Through role‐plays instructors teach the relationship between Choice Theory and Reality
Therapy and the various aspects of the Choice Theory Chart which are:
1. The Basic Needs
2. Quality World
3. Perceived World
4. Comparing Place
5. Total Behaviour
6. Total Knowledge and Valuing Filter
7. Understanding the difference between Situation A and B
The teaching of Reality Therapy emphasises the following concepts:
1. The environment
2. The procedures that lead to change
3. Practising the Reality Therapy Process in a variety of methods and settings with opportunity to role‐play as helper and client
4. Self‐evaluating and processing role‐play practice sessions
Participants should not be encouraged or permitted to play themselves in role‐plays in which they discuss their own personal or family issues since our training mandate is educational, not therapeutic or real counselling.
Instructors expose participants to The International Journal of Reality Therapy, Membership of The William Glasser Institute Australia/USA, Regional Meetings and Workshops, Newsletters and Dr Glasser’s books.
It is important that participants are exposed to the conditions of quality, the work of Dr Deming, Dr Glasser’s position on discipline programs and the need for systemic change.
Basic Practicum – 4 Days
Basic Practicum – The William Glasser Institute requires a minimum of 30 hours of study, however in practice the total amount of hours exceeds this number considerably taking into account what the Practicum entails. Usually it involves between 50 and 60 hours. Students
are required to work with real clients under supervision and fulfil requirements of selfgrow the reports, reading, developing presentation skills and teaching the concepts to a group of people over a period of approximately 3 sessions.
In the basic practicum role‐play practice involves 75% of the training. Choice Theory, Lead‐Management and Reality Therapy are taught using role‐plays as a launching board.
It is suggested that a review of concepts can be brief and the group members can practise skills by using Reality Therapy to facilitate the self‐evaluation of others (Lead‐Management).
Apart from the face to face practicum sessions, the supervisor assists participants in working out a plan, scheduling their own learning and practice outside of the practicum with a strong emphasis on counselling. The outside learning must be self‐directed but the practicum supervisor helps with the structure and expects students to report back to the next scheduled practicum session.
It is aimed that participants, since learning is an ongoing process, practise incorporating
Choice Theory into their own personal and professional lives and constantly evaluate their progress. Participants will also be expected to read more of the works of Dr. William
Glasser, particularly “Choice Theory – A New Psychology of Personal Freedom” and other recently published books.
Students will be asked to submit case reports and personal growth journals that demonstrate their utilisation of Dr. Glasser’s ideas in their work or every day life situations.
During this stage students are encouraged to strengthen their awareness of the relationship between Choice Theory, Reality Therapy and Lead‐Management.
PARTICIPANTS ARE EXPECTED TO
1. Be familiar with the content of Dr. Glasser's books.
2. Be fully conversant with the basic concepts in the Choice Theory Chart illustrating how the brain works and be able to discuss Choice Theory, Reality Therapy and Lead-Management and be familiar with the conditions for quality.
3. Be able to role play with skill and confidence (commensurate with this level), both as a counsellor and manager, and with clients in a variety of situations, both familiar and unfamiliar.
4. Be able to interpret role‐plays in the context of the Choice Theory Chart.
5. Be able to explain the importance in Reality Therapy of establishing a trusting counselling environment and utilising the procedures that lead to change in a creative way.
6. Further, be able to discuss recent developments such as happiness vs. unhappiness, teaching Choice Theory to clients, the connecting and disconnecting habits, the solving circle and its applications and the meaning and importance of focus groups to mental health.
7. Be able to understand theory and practice, and demonstrate the integration between these two elements.
8. Be able to self‐evaluate and to understand how the skill could be improved.
9. Be able to offer useful feedback to other candidates in the group.
10. Use self‐evaluation and co‐verification to show integration of Choice Theory into personal style and on‐going learning and improvement.
11. Be able to identify and dialogue about the four basic human relationships: love and friendship, counselling, teaching and managing.
12. Actively contributing to team and group processes.
13. Demonstrate ability to focus on what is wanted and achieve it in a responsible way.
14. Prepare a quality work that demonstrates the integration of aspects of Choice Theory, Reality Therapy or Lead‐Management into personal or professional life.
15. Demonstrate the ability to teach an aspect of CT/RT/LM to a group, one short (15 to 20 minutes) creative, interactive presentation of aspects of the quality work. Deliver the presentation in a clear, creative and concise manner.