What is the theory behind this Choice theory reality therapy worksheet?
Choice theory, introduced by psychiatrist William Glasser, empowers individuals to take responsibility for their own life choices. Reality therapy uses choice theory to identify a client’s unmet needs, the unhelpful behaviors stopping them from reaching their goals and the choices they can make to address them. The focus is on the present and their current symptoms.
How will the worksheet help?
This worksheet uses a basic version of the WDEP (Wants – Doing – Evaluation – Plan) system to identify a client’s needs, goals and efforts to achieve them. It helps them focus on changing their behavior in the present accordingly rather than dwelling on the past and the causes of their issues. It helps them organize their aspirations
How to use the worksheet?
The worksheet can be used when the client is ready for a self-evaluation after initial sessions have helped them identify and shift their focus on their problematic behaviors. The worksheet contains questions related to the WDEP system. The client can be given this worksheet as a homework assignment, which can be discussed in therapy.
Choice theory reality therapy worksheet
Glasser, W. (1965). Reality Therapy: A new approach to psychiatry. HarperCollins.
Glasser, W. (1999). Choice theory: A new psychology of personal freedom. HarperCollins.
You can download this worksheet here.