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Glasser Australia, the home of Choice Theory and Reality Therapy in Australia, is excited to offer a valuable learning opportunity for counsellors and psychotherapists.

Two half-day workshops will be presented by experienced counsellor and educator from Chicago.

 Kim Olver

(M. Counselling, Nationally Certified Counsellor, Licensed Clinical Professional Counsellor)

Counselling with Choice Theory                                    9 am – 12.30 pm

Counselling throughout the Relationship Cycle           1.30 – 5 pm

Wednesday, October 2nd 2019

Brisbane, Qld

Half Day                    $95

Whole Day               $180

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More about Kim….

Kim has a mission to help people get along better with the important people in their lives, including themselves, at home and at work. Kim is a licensed counsellor, trainer, speaker and author. In addition, she serves as the Executive Director of the William Glasser Institute-US and William Glasser International. As senior faculty for Glasser, she has taught thousands of people his concepts around the globe.

Kim founded Coaching for Excellence in 2004 and the Academy of Choice in 2010. Kim also developed a 25-hour parenting curriculum for court-mandated parents used in Chicago, California and South Africa.

In addition, Kim is an award-winning, bestselling author of Secrets of Happy Couples and the author of recently released, Choosing Me Now. She co-authored Leveraging Diversity at Work with Sylvester Baugh and wrote a chapter in the book, Contemporary Issues in Couples Counselling. Find out more about Kim at  https://therelationshipcenter.biz

Kim has also contributed to HuffingtonPost.comPsychCentral.comYourTango.comHerCampus.comWhole LivingWomen’s WorldFitness MagazineLaw of Attraction Magazine, Conscious Life Journal and Counseling Today

Counselling with Choice Theory

This workshop explores the revolutionary concepts of Choice Theory psychology, how to use it in sessions and how to enrich your own life with it. Human service professionals will benefit from an exploration of this alternative view of mental health. If you are a helping professional committed to working with strengths, empowering your clients and helping them to create their own independence, you will be excited to explore the potential of using Choice Theory in your practice.
This workshop is suitable for counsellors, school counsellors, psychotherapists, psychologists, social workers, and human services paraprofessionals.
In this workshop, participants will:

  • Define mental health
  • Distinguish between internal and external control
  • Discuss the 10 Axioms of Choice Theory
  • Apply Axioms to their own lives and the lives of their clients
  • Evaluate the concept of total behaviour
  • Analyse the role of feelings in counselling
  • Explain the purposefulness of all behaviour
  • List the five basic human needs that drive all behaviour
  • Summarize Connecting and Disconnecting Relationship Habits
  • Practice discovering Quality World pictures
  • Demonstrate the Choice Theory Questioning Process

Counselling throughout the Relationship Cycle

One of a human’s most basic, biological drives is the need for love and belonging. Intimate relationships are in integral part of fulfilling this need and we get no training for it. We watch our parents, if they are in relationships, for cues on how to travel our lives beside another person but if they were poor role models, how does anyone learn how to be successful in maintaining healthy relationships? This workshop lays out the Relationship Cycle from the Alone Stage between relationships, to the Getting Together Stage, to the Compatibility Stage, to the Maintenance Stage and back again to the Alone Stage navigating grief and loss. Learn the tasks of each stage and the role of the counsellor in helping their clients navigate these stages.

This workshop is geared toward anyone who works with couples to develop and maintain healthy relationships: psychologists, counsellors, psychotherapists, and social workers .

Participants will:

  • Evaluate the stages of the Relationship Cycle
  • Analyse the goals of each stage.
  • Compare and contrast the tasks of therapy during each stage.
  • Interpret the dance of sex and romance.
  • Examine the role expectations play in relationship distress.
  • Discuss the Platinum Rule®.
  • Break down the mystery of problem ownership.
  • Apply a technique to turn a conflict into appreciation.
  • Evaluate the Five Love Languages.
  • Describe Choice Theory’s five basic needs.
  • Demonstrate how to teach negotiation skills.
  • Generate at least ten purposes of grief.
  • Develop balance in difficult situations.
  • List characteristics of happy couples.