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REALITY THERAPY QUESTION #1. What do I want?
RESOURCES: This is one of four Reality Therapy Questions that help us shape our behavior. It is mentioned in my handout on PSYCHOLOGICAL TOOLS FOR PERSONAL WHOLENESS, David O. Kueker, Kinmundy/Wesley United Methodist Church in the section entitled 1. THE WAY UP.
These three books form the basis of my understanding: Reality Therapy: A New Approach to Psychiatry by William Glasser, MD. Choice Theory: A New Psychology of Personal Freedom by William Glasser, MD. Using Reality Therapy by Robert E. Wubbolding.
The FOUR REALITY THERAPY QUESTIONS which help us find the way up and out are:
1. What do I want?
2. What am I doing?
3. Is what I am doing getting me what I want? (Evaluation)
4. What is my plan? (Plan)
What will I now do to get me more of what I want?
Dr. Wubbolding also refers to them as the WDEP system. (Source: Robert Wubbolding, EdD, Using Reality Therapy.)
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