In this video series, Dr Patricia Robey counsels Kennedy, a 28-year-old Ph.D. candidate who is dealing with depression and relational issues with her family. Robey makes interventions derived from Reality Therapy, supported by Choice Theory, to help Kennedy establish, clarify, and move toward her goals during the five sessions they do together. Part of her work involves learning to act assertively when she is not being treated well.
In the discussions with series host Dr Shannon Dermer after each session, Robey delves into such questions as the similarities and differences between Reality Therapy and other modalities. The two counsellors also examine how notions of Choice Theory and Reality Therapy mesh with aspects of therapy such as acceptance, time orientation, physiology, resistance, and practitioner self-awareness within a particular theoretical orientation. They go over theoretical components of Reality Therapy such as Deadly and Caring Habits, Total behaviour, the Basic Needs Rating Scale, notions of structured flexibility, and the importance of rehearsing desired behaviours.
This collection is a must-see for any counsellors who wish to learn about Choice Theory and Reality Therapy and/or who just wish to see a highly skilled counsellor conducting real sessions.
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