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Engage Mike Rice as a Speaker

Mike applies the principles of Choice Theory and Reality Therapy to help people learn how to be happy. His work is based upon that of Dr. William Glasser, M.D*. who created both Reality Therapy and Choice Theory. Michael is certified in both of these modalities.


Mike speaks to various groups of people about Choice Theory and how it can change their personal and business life to one of happiness without the need for medication and how to resolve conflict with the important people in one’s life.

Mike was in the entertainment business prior to launching his career in counseling.    He had the honor to be managed by Wayne Newton who had a lot to share about entertaining an audience which has served Mike well with his counseling career.

Mike was the Master of Ceremonies for the opening ceremony of the first of William Glasser Association International Conference held June 6 thru10, 2012 at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, as well as delivering a 90 minute workshop on the application of Choice Theory for Addicted Populations with attendees from all around the world.  Mike has also spoken at the WGI Conferences at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, Arizona Psychological Association, several Las Vegas Conferences, and the Northeast Conference in Connecticut.

In addition to private practice, speaking engagements and authoring, Mike also served as President of the William Glasser Institute West Region from December, 2013 for three years until December 2016. 

Speaker travels from Phoenix, AZ

Areas of Expertise:

  • Choice Theory and Reality Therapy (An Overview)
  • Drug and Alcohol Abuse
  • Relationship Counseling
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Finding and Maintaining Happiness and Overcoming Depression

For more information about speaking engagements or interviews , please contact:
     480 898-3015

Sampling of Mike Lecturing on the 7 Deadly Habits

Sampling of Mike as guest speaker for Glasser Institute:

Choice Theory Education Conference: Sacramento Saturday, May 30

SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Intercoast College, Sierra Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, and Strategies for Change will host the William Glasser Institute's annual West Region Choice Theory Conference on Saturday May 30 at the Hilton Sacramento Arden West. The conference features a distinguished roster of mental health professionals discussing critical topics including education, public mental health, addiction treatment, and post traumatic stress disorder among veterans. Registration is open to the public.

Choice Theory was developed by renowned psychiatrist William Glasser who redefines mental health as a public health issue and uses it to help people increase satisfaction with their lives and relationships. Glasser's theory states that through understanding one's needs and power to make personal choices, people may increase happiness and improve their relationships. Main tenets teach us that human behavior -- comprised of thoughts, actions, emotions, and physiology -- is chosen, and all we can receive from the people and environment around us is information. Choice Theory presents an alternative to the predominant psychology that is largely based on coercion -- external control of others.

Since 1967, WGI has educated more than 75,000 people in over 25 countries about Choice Theory. This conference focuses on the application of Choice Theory to current social issues with a profound impact on mental health and quality of life. Among those speaking at this year's event will be Dr. Glasser and his wife Carleen, who together have published more than a dozen books on the topics of marriage and relationships, addiction, management in the workplace, education, and other areas of mental health.

Other speakers include: Dr. COL. (Ret.) Billings -- supporting veterans suffering from PTSD; Resa Stendel Brown -- building educational processes and environments that enable children to develop their individual brilliance; Dr. BJ Davis -- What is Recovery, A Quality of Life Perspective; Jack Harnden -- Understanding Total Behavior in Educational Concepts; and Mike Rice -- author of A Choice Theory Approach to Drug and Alcohol Abuse. Attendees will gain insight into powerful and simple principles that can immediately and profoundly improve the quality of their personal and professional relationships.
    Saturday, May 30
    Hilton Sacramento Arden West
    2200 Harvard St, Sacramento, CA 95815

For event details and registration, please visit
SOURCE William Glasser Institute, West Region

2010 update:

Mike was a guest speaker at the 2010 William Glasser Institute International Conference in Nashville, TN (actually moved to Embassy Suites in Franklin, TN)  July 7, 8, 9, 10.   Mike conducted a workshop on A Choice Theory Approach on Alcohol and Drug Abuse and offered a book signing afterwards.

For information about the conference, go to  http://wgiconference.com/registration/


 Mike was again a featured speaker  at the West Coast Regional CTRTC Conference in Los Angeles, CA held on March 5,6 2010.  

Topic:  "Having Fun with Choice Theory"

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