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REALITY THERAPY NEED#2. Power (control; having things our way)
RESOURCES: This is one of four Reality Therapy needs that drive 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 DOWN.
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.
There are four universal human needs as identified by Reality Therapy which form an understanding of where we want to be: Belonging, Power (control; having things our way), Fun and Freedom (not controlled by others).
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