The lecture was held in front of basic intensive training attendants in Los Angeles in 2004. In a very simple manner Dr. Glasser explains the concept of mental health in the context of Choice Theory and his attitude towards psychiatric diagnoses as mental illnesses. The lecturer further explains Choice Theory in detail. He illustrates his expositions with interesting real-life examples presented with his characteristic pinch of humour.
William Glasser (1925- 2013) American Psychiatrist and Psychologist. He is the developer of Reality Therapy and Choice Theory. Still in an early stage of practicing, he parted with conventional psychiatry and opposed the interpretation of mental issues as illnesses, as well as the understanding of mental health as the absence of illness.
PSYCHOTHERAPY IN PRACTICE
The lecture was held in Ljubljana in 2011 at the conference “Psychotherapy in practice”. The lecturer points out the differences between psychotherapy and biological therapy, as well as the psychotherapist’s stance towards the increasing application of bio-therapeutic approaches to mental conditions. He emphasises the maleficence of psychotropic drugs and the ethical questions related to their accessibility for people with mental issues. He further highlights the philosophical context of understanding psychopathology, as well as various views on and understandings of causes of human behaviour.
Leon Lojk (1937 -2014) Slovenian Psychologist and Psychotherapist who brought Reality Therapy to Europe and laid the ground for it to be recognised as a scientifically sound psychotherapeutic approach. He was the first president of the European Association for Reality Therapy (EART) and the founder of the European Institute for Reality Therapy.