Reality Therapy / Choice Theory Training

Basic Intensive Training
Regina, Saskatchewan
August 17-19, 2017

Reality Therapy, developed by Dr. William Glasser, is a method of helping people to gain more effective control of their lives. The practice of Reality Therapy teaches people to clarify what they want, what they need and what they are currently doing to get it. This approach asks people to evaluate their own behaviour, and to make decisions about whether or not what they are doing is working and whether they can realistically obtain what they want.

Reality Therapy is based on Choice Theory which explains why and how people behave as they attempt to satisfy their needs for survival, love/belonging, power, freedom and fun. Choice Theory follows several principles:

  • because relationships are the primary way we meet our needs, unsatisfactory or non-existent connections with other people are the source of almost all human problems.
  • we behave for a purpose – to try to shape our environment to match inner “pictures” of what we want.
  • our behaviour is our best attempt to get what we want given what we believe our choices are at the time.
  • as individuals we are responsible for our own behaviour and we can learn to choose more effective behaviours that satisfy our needs
  • we have a right to meet our needs in a healthy way while being respectful of the needs of others.

Reality Therapy and Choice Theory provide a framework for working with people and have proven effective in counselling, education (The Quality School Program) and management (Lead Management).


The Basic Intensive Training in Reality Therapy is designed to teach participants the concepts and process of Choice Theory and how to utilize Reality Therapy techniques both personally and professionally. It involves lectures, discussions, participation in group process exercises, role play, and planning sessions with self-evaluation and peer feedback.


The training will be held as follows:
Thursday, August 17, 2017 8:30 am. – 4:30 pm.
Friday, August 18, 2017 8:30 am. – 4:30 pm.
Saturday, August 19, 2017 8:30 am. – 4:30 pm.

The William Glasser Institute requires that participants be in full attendance on all three days to obtain a certificate for the Basic Training.

Delta Hotel (Milan room on main floor)
1919 Saskatchewan Drive (parkade available)
Regina, Saskatchewan

The cost is $500.00. A deposit of $100.00 is required by August 1, 2017. If you wish us to invoice your employer, a deposit is not necessary. Please make cheques payable to You Do It Counselling and Training, C/O 2259 Garnet Street, Regina, Sask., S4T 3A1. You are advised to register early as spaces are limited. For more information, contact:

For more information contact: Carole Eaton 569-1977 (Work), 757-0290 (Home), 569-1986 (Fax)
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There are no educational pre-requisites for attendance at the Basic Intensive Training, or for pursuing the course of study leading to Reality Therapy Certification.

The William Glasser Institute certification program consists of 5 major segments:

  • Basic Intensive Training
  • Basic Practicum
  • Advanced Intensive Training
  • Advanced Practicum
  • Certification Training

A minimum of twelve months is required between Basic and Certification Training. Advancement to each level requires the recommendation of the instructor or practicum supervisor. There is no requirement to continue or complete training within a specified time. Persons completing all requirements may use the designation “Choice Theory/Reality Therapy Certified” (CT/RTC).

Training in Choice Theory, Reality Therapy, Quality School Education and Lead-Management provided through the auspices of The William Glasser Institute, takes place throughout the world. Places as diverse as Russia, Israel, Australia, Ireland, Slovenia and Canada to name a few, have embraced these concepts.

Dr. Glasser offers Choice Theory as a non-controlling psychology that can assist all people to sustain the relationships that lead to healthier, more productive lives.