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Basic Assumptions of this theory

-symptoms result of choices we've made
-emphasis on personal responsibility
-focus on present

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Key Concepts

-we control own behavior
-can only give others information
- most probs rooted in relationships
- past connected to who we are now- can only satisfy basic needs now and in future

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Choice Theory

The only person you can control is yourself.

1. Basic Needs
2. Internal Control
3. Choice
4. Quality World
5. Total Behavior

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Basic Needs

Belonging (primary need )
Power
Freedom
Fun
Survival (Physiological needs)

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Internal Control

External factors just give us information—we control our behaviors
You cannot control others, only yourself
We make choices that influence our feelings, thoughts and actions

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Choice

External control language reflects our lack of understanding of our choices
you have choices and you can always make new ones

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Quality World

consists of our visions of specific people, activities, events, beliefs and situations that will fulfill our needs – our IDEAL life

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Total Behavior

Four elements: acting, thinking, feeling, and physiology – all interact
Can only choose acting and thinking (called “Doing”) – based on our cognitions
What we “do” affects our feelings and physiology – based on behaviors

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Clients who state they are depressed/anxious..

according to Glasser these people are not taking responsibility for their actions and they are choosing these behaviors.

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WDEP System

W- Wants: What do you want to be and do?
D-Doing and Direction: What are you doing? Where do you want to go?
E- Evaluation:Does your present behavior have a reasonable chance of getting you what you want?
P-Planning:SAMIC

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SAMIC

S-Simple
A- Attainable
M-Measurable
I- Immediate
C- Controlled