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Using paradox in Reality Therapy: I.

Journal of Reality Therapy 01/1984;

ABSTRACT Describes paradoxes contained in control theory and in the steps of reality therapy. Examples of paradox from the training tapes of W. Glasser (1976) and from the author's own supervision and training of workshop participants are also described. Paradox is viewed as allowing one to look at the concepts of reality therapy in a different, not new, light: Its use is described with regard to learning control theory and reality therapy, fulfillment of needs, conflict in need fulfillment, the picture album and behavioral system, and the overall process of reality therapy. It is concluded that both control theory and the practice of reality therapy contain many paradoxes. (8 ref) (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)

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