William Glasser International, Inc.
The organization known formerly as "The William Glasser Institute, Inc." will now be "William Glasser International, Inc." and the new web address is www.wglasserinternational.org. William Glasser International, Inc. is under the direction of the International Board which includes its chairperson, Brian Lennon.
The Institute for Reality Therapy was founded in 1967 by Dr. William Glasser, lecturer, author and board-certified psychiatrist, as a response to the requests by professionals for formal training in Dr. Glasser’s counseling method, reality therapy. In 1994, The Institute was renamed The Institute for Control Theory, Reality Therapy and Quality Management to reflect the scope of The Institute’s teachings. Two years later it became The William Glasser Institute with Dr. Glasser renaming his theory, choice theory.
Initially, The Institute was active only in the United States and Canada but under Dr. Glasser’s direction, his teachings have now spread to many countries: Australia, Albania, Bosnia, China, Colombia, Croatia, England, Germany, Herzegovina, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Kuwait, Malaysia, New Zealand, Norway, Russia, Scotland, Singapore, Slovenia, South Africa, and Sweden. His books have now been translated into several languages.
Since 1967, more than 75,000 people-among them educators, clinicians and managers-have completed the intensive introductory course in reality therapy. More than 10,000 have gone on to complete the certification process.
The primary task of The Institute is to monitor all training leading to Choice Theory/ Reality Therapy Certification and the achievement of faculty status. The Institute also maintains the records of those who complete various stages of the process world-wide. Some of the other tasks involve: maintaining a website, producing various publications, communicating with the memerships locally and world-wide through emails and other Forms of technology, developing new courses and supporting research in the application of Dr. Glasser's ideas.