Critical Analysis Of Glasser's Reality Therapy (RT)

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In contrast to cognitive behavioural approaches, Glasser’s Reality Therapy (RT) is centred upon the premise that a client’s chances of experiencing happiness increase if they are able to connect with others. The underlying issues of most clients are consistent, and the client is either currently involved in an unsatisfying relationship, or lacking any form of relationship (Perkins, 2015). Choice theory, an integral component of reality therapy, emphasises that individuals are responsible for what they choose to do. Clients are motivated internally by their present needs and wants, and control their current behavioral choices (Wubbolding et al., 2013). Choice theory proposes that human beings possess genetically encoded needs that motivate …show more content…
However, the reality therapist’s confidence in the process of reality therapy also provides them with the freedom to learn from other methods and gain tools to help them to assist their clients. Searching for a simple method to explain the developmental aspects of a client’s life, how early maladaptive schemas have formed, and how schemas function and create maladaptive coping responses, Hashemi and Darvishzadeh, (2016), considered the effectiveness of group reality therapy. Research concerning depression, anxiety and stress found that group reality therapy was effective in decreasing emotional disorders. Hashemi and Darvishzadeh, also observed the effectiveness of the group reality therapy in research concerning the health of addicts which showed promise for increasing the general health of addicts and decreasing disease …show more content…
The cognitive behavioural approaches incorporate a wide range of therapeutic techniques that can be integrated to assist with a wide range of treatments. Both cognitive behavioral therapy and reality therapy counselling approaches have demonstrated some success in the treatment of depression and anxiety. Studies have shown that more empirical evidence supporting RT is emerging. RT has proved a useful adjunct to other therapeutic methods in the treatment of conditions that are comorbid to depression and anxiety, or encompass depression and anxiety as categorical symptoms, like Internet Addiction. Reinforcing the sentiment of Ernie Perkins that differing counselling theories can yield results and are well suited to a combined and integrative

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