Reality Therapy in Action one-day workshop

Reality Therapy in Action one-day workshop is in the past.

Lipscomb University’s Department of Psychology and Counseling presents

Reality Therapy in Action:
Practical Skills for Dealing with Resistance, Avoidance and Excuses
Speaker: Robert E. Wubbolding, ED.D.

Sept. 10, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Ezell Building, Room 301
Individuals: $75, Non-Lipscomb Students: $50
Free for Lipscomb counseling students and supervisors

Join a leading authority in reality therapy as he shares techniques to complement and enhance work with clients, regardless of theoretical orientation, population or setting.

You’ll gain powerful tools for helping clients examine their behaviors and make smarter choices. Clients with a wide range of diagnoses often display an inability or unwillingness to deal with the reality of their situations and choose ineffective or destructive methods of coping instead.

Behavioral health professionals need skills that can be used as brief interventions, combining empathy with the belief that a better life is possible for clients. This workshop provides these skills and strategies as well as tools for helping clients move from helplessness to more effective control of their lives by gaining a sense of hope and plans for self-improvement.

In this one-day course, information is presented using multiple teaching/learning techniques including role play demonstrations of specific cases, group activities, implementation plans and more.

This workshop is acceptable for 6 continuing education units in accordance to rules of the Tennessee Board for Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists and Licensed Pastoral Therapists, Rule 0450-1-.12 Continuing Education, Section 2.

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Robert E. Wubbolding, ED.D.

Robert E. Wubbolding, ED.D., has over 30 years of experience and is a licensed psychologist, and professional clinical counselor. He is a member of the American Psychological Association, American Counseling Association and American Mental Health Counseling Association. An internationally known teacher, author and practitioner of reality therapy, Dr. Wubbolding has taught choice theory and reality therapy in the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

Some of Dr. Wubbolding’s major contributions to reality therapy are the Cycle of Psychotherapy and Counseling chart and an expansion of the WDEP system’s evaluation procedures, as well as published works that include more than 145 journal articles, essays, chapters in textbooks, 11 books, 12 DVDs and the comprehensive book “Reality Therapy for the 21st Century.” Additionally, Dr. Wubbolding wrote the American Psychological Association’s “Theories of Psychotherapy Series: Reality Therapy (2011),” the first book on reality therapy published by APA.

Dr. Wubbolding currently serves as director of the Center for Reality Therapy, professor emeritus at Xavier University in Cincinnati and senior faculty for The William Glasser Institute in Los Angeles. In 1987, he was personally appointed by Dr. Glasser to be the first director of training for the institute. His past positions have included work with drug and alcohol abuse programs of the U.S. Army and Air Force, group counseling at a women’s halfway house, school counselor and teacher. In 2009, Dr. Wubbolding was honored with both the Gratitude Award for Initiating Reality Therapy in the U.K. from the Institute for Reality Therapy United Kingdom and the Certificate of Reality Therapy Psychotherapist by the European Association for Psychotherapy.