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 is the Arizona Representative on the Board of Directors for the West Region of the William Glasser Institute.
Speaker travels from Phoenix, AZ
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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 http://www.wgiwestregion.com
SOURCE William Glasser Institute, West Region
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"