Glasser's Reality Therapy

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The final idea of Glasser’s reality therapy is choosing behavior. Unlike the other theorists, Glasser’s time he believes “that so-called mental illness does not exist” (Tan, 2011, p. 186). His belief is “that psychological disorder is due to an individual’s personal choice” (Tan, 2011, p. 186). The only exception Glasser had to this belief was for example Alzheimer’s disease. He understood that there were situations that there truly is something wrong with the mind such as biological illness. Also in connection with mental health Glasser believe medications should only be used as “a transitional tool” (Howatt, 2001, p. 9). Glasser believes we choose our behaviors therefore when working with clients he would emphasize the “using active verbs

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