Reality Therapy Workshop Offered by Center for Counselor Training and Services

Posted on 1/12/2010 1:01:10 PM

Dr. Robert Wubbolding, director of the Center for Reality Therapy in Cincinnati, will offer a one-day workshop on “Group Work in Reality Therapy” on Friday, February 12, 2010, at the Community College of Allegheny County-Boyce Campus (Monroeville).

The workshop will be from 8:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. It is coordinated by IUP’s Center for Counselor Training and Services, which develops professional workshops and training for community and school-counseling professionals throughout the region. Director of the center is Dr. John McCarthy, professor of counseling.

The deadline for early registration for Wubbolding’s workshop is January 22. Find more information about this and other upcoming CCTS workshops on the website or by calling the center at 724-357-3807. Credit card registrations can also be accepted by calling the IUP Research Institute at 724-357-2223.

Reality therapy is based on the principle that human beings need not be controlled by external forces. Rather, they are responsible for their own behavior and can be motivated to choose effective or ineffective behaviors to fulfill their own needs.

This workshop is recommended for community and school counselors, graduate students, school administrators, social workers, and teachers.

Wubbolding, one of the premier authors and practitioners in reality therapy, is professor emeritus of counseling at Xavier University. An internationally known teacher, author, and practitioner of reality therapy, Wubbolding has made contributions to its theory and practice that include the ideas of “Positive Symptoms,” “The Cycle of Counseling,” and “Five Levels of Commitment.”

He has written several books on the topic, including Employee Motivation, A Set of Directions for Putting and Keeping Yourself Together, and Reality Therapy for the 21st Century.

Wubbolding is a senior faculty member for the William Glasser Institute in Los Angeles and was appointed by Glasser to be the institute’s first director of training.

Wubbolding formerly served as consultant to the drug- and alcohol-abuse programs of the U.S. Army and Air Force. He also has been a group counselor at a halfway house for women, an elementary and secondary school counselor, a high school teacher, and a teacher of adult basic education.

For two years he taught for the University of Southern California in its overseas programs in Japan, Korea, and Germany.