The WGI International Convention 2022 Tokyo will feature keynote speeches
by leading experts in the field of choice theory research and its application,
as well as a number of breakout sessions to share case studies of the use of choice theory based on a wide range of themes.

Session Categories

This is a special time to unravel the history of choice theory, learn about the present,
and envision the future in five categories.

  • History of Choice Theory

    What is the background behind the birth of Choice Theory, and what is the most important thing we should inherit? We will learn from a number of authorities who know the history.

  • Application to Counseling

    It is no exaggeration to say that counseling is synonymous with choice theory. In this course, we will take a deep look at the essence and effectiveness of choice theory from a variety of perspectives, including the foundations of its development, the latest trends, specific examples, and role-play demonstrations.

  • Application to Business

    Choice Theory is indispensable for maintaining good human relations and high performance. In this course, you will learn how to apply choice theory in the business field from a number of corporate executives and managers who have been practicing choice theory for a long time.

  • Application to school education

    School education, where children can exercise their independence, take control of their own lives, and learn how to live a better life, is one of the common themes that countries around the world are seeking. We will discuss the application of choice theory in education, including the efforts of "quality schools" that apply choice theory.

  • Application to local communities and societies

    The community we live in, the community we belong to. These are spaces that are a little bit special, neither our family nor our work. What is the best way to apply choice theory to bring about a better environment where the needs of everyone in the place are met? We will consider this with examples.

Speakers

Here are the speakers

  • Masaki Kakitani

    President of Japan Association for Choice Theory Psychology

    In 1978, he opened the Kakitani Counseling Center, and in March 1984, he established the Oiso House group home. He is the first Japanese instructor certified by the William Glasser Society in the U.S. in the field of reality therapy, and has been a pioneer in organizing Japan's first "Reality Therapy" certification course, and is still active as a leading expert.

    The Spread of Choice Theory in Japan

    Mr.Masaki Kakitani has been a pioneer of spreading Choice Theory in Japan since 1978. It is no exaggeration to say that without him, Choice Theory and Reality Therapy would not have spread and developed in Japan as it has.
    Mr. Kakitani will share about his encouters with Dr. Glasser and the stories of the challenges they faced during the process of spreading Choice Theory and how they overcame each one. The history of the spead of Choice Theory in Japan starts here, and the session will share each milestone and practices which are applicable in any group environment.

  • Satoshi Aoki

    CEO Achievement Group

    Born in Hakodate, Hokkaido.
    Since the establishment of Achiever Inc. in 1987, he has trained more than 440,000 people and educated more than 5,000 corporate executives, and has produced many companies that aspire to the philosophy of management.
    He has taught 36,574 new students in the Cho-ten e-no Michi" Course, a long-running public course that has been held 700 consecutive times each month for 28 years. He is the author of 61 books, including the "How to Build Confidence That Will Never Break" series, which has sold over 300,000 copies.

    Dissemination of choice theory by producing business leaders

    Globally speaking, no other country in the world utilizes Choice Theory in the business as much as Japan does. This has been accomplished through the educational consulting agency, Achievement Group, which has used Choice Theory as its foundation theory of the education.
    Mr.Satoshi Aoki, a Founder and a CEO of the Achievemnt Group, will give a presentation about the history of producing quality companies in Japan through 34 years of teaching Choice Theory to business leaders, using actual corporate case studies.

  • Carleen Glasser

    CEO William Glasser, Inc.

    She is the wife of the late Dr. William Glasser, a proponent of Choice Theory.
    After working as a teacher for 12 years, she became a school counselor and came across Choice Theory. Deeply sympathetic to its ideas, she worked as a counselor for 13 years and also began working as a reality therapy instructor.
    She later remarried Dr. Glasser, and together they have been active in a wide range of fields as leading researchers and promoters of Choice Theory.

    Opening Message.
    History of Choice Theory

    Opening message will be shared by Ms.Carleen Glasser, who supported the late Dr. William Glasser with many of his initiatives to share Choice Theory througout the world.
    In this session, Carleen will share the heart and passion that Dr. Glasser's had in promoting Choice Theory and the foundational principles that are so prevalent to this current time and age. Keeping and remembering his legacy, this session will share and focus on the purpose that Dr. Glasser had in sharing Choice Theory and encourage each one to keep thriving to sharing throughout the world.

  • Rhon Carleton

    Congregational Care Associate Pastor
    Frazer Memorial United Methodist Church

    He is a senior member of the William Glasser Institute and currently serves as pastor of the Fraiser United Methodist Church in Montgomery, Alabama. His degrees include a Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry from Duke Divinity School and a Master of Arts in Counseling from Troy University, Alabama, USA. He co-founded the Reality Therapy Association of Japan, and is active in promoting Choice Theory in Korea, Singapore, the U.S., and other countries.

    Stories of the Journey of Choice

    Ron will talk about his "Journey" sharing stories of the first Choice Theory workshop in Japan was held in 1986. Later being involved in the co-founding of the Japan Reality Therapy Association, Ron will share of the stories with Dr. Glasser and other collegues that were instrumental in promoting Choice Theory in Japan. What was the reason he started his journey of Choice and why did he see it relevant with this work as the Senior Airforce Chaplain based in Japan and Asia? Ron will be sharing his stories of the experiences he encountered in the early years of the spread of Choice Theory in Japan and later to other asian countires.

  • Juan Pablo Aljure

    Former Principal of Rochester School (Colombia)

    Juan is the president of Colegio Rochester, the 1st internationally-recognised Glasser Quality School in Chía, Cundinamarca (Colombia) .
    He has an MA in Education (Educational Administration) and a Master of Science and is recognised internationally within the Glasser community as an expert in systems thinking.
    As the recipient of the Award for School Design in Latin America, and the acknowledgement of Rochester School as a Leeds School, Juan Pablo has been a key figure in providing a successful model with which the institution became the first school in Colombia to return to the classroom during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

    He offers the key elements that are required for organisations to move from linear to critical thinking and view the "system" as the prime mover of change.

    A Choice Theory School During COVID-19

    As a Choice Theory School, Rochester School, located near Bogota in Colombia, was able to reopen its campus in August of 2020, 4 months after everything was closed down in Colombia due to the pandemic, because of its strong pillars of a healthy and sustainable school environment and its focus on using knowledge to improve the quality of our lives and the world. Juan Pablo Aljure, President of Rochester School, will present the experience of the school through the COVID-19 pandemic and the strategies implemented as a Choice Theory School and as a LEED Gold School (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design).

  • Masanao Shibahashi

    Mayor of Gifu Prefecture

    Born in 1979. Graduated from Osaka University, Faculty of literature, Department of Humanities. After working for UFJ Bank, he was elected to the House of Representatives for the first time in 2009, and became the 21st Mayor of Gifu City in 2018.
    He lives his life with the vision of "contributing to people's happiness."
    His catchphrase is "Move Gifu." His major policies include Gifu Station North Redevelopment Project, Meitetsu Elevated Railway Project, Basic Plan for the Development of the Historic Gifu Castle Site, Children First, Work Diversity, and Approachable Welfare.
    Currently, he is re-elected as the 22nd mayor of Gifu City in the February 2022 election.

    Challenges to Quality Communities.
    A Case Study of the Use of Choice Theory in Gifu City

    Mr. Masanao Shibahashi, is the 21st and 22nd Mayor of Gifu City. From his start in office, he has been introducing Choice Theory into the city's goverment to create a quality community. In the first part of this presentation, Mayor Shibahashi will introduce various city initiatives, including the introduction of Reality Therapy training for city officials. In the second part, he will discuss in depth the theme of "Creating Quality Communities" in local communities by having a dialogue with Mr. Satoshi Aoki, a CEO of the Achievement Group, the one who helped introduce Mayor Shibahashi to the principles of Choice Theory.

  • Brian Lennon

    Chairperson Emeritus, William Glasser International

    Brian Lennon worked as a guidance counsellor in St. Oliver’s Community College, Drogheda, Co Louth, Ireland for over twenty-five years. From 2004 he worked as a psychologist for Co. Louth V.E.C. before retiring in 2009. He is a Senior Faculty Member of the William Glasser Institute and former director of WGII. He was chosen by Dr. Glasser to be the first Chairperson of William Glasser International. He is the author of two books on Choice Theory, one on Stress and one on Anger Management.

    The Politics of Choice - Choice Theory psychology in group decision-making

    This presentation will examine the role of Choice Theory psychology in group decision-making. How can we apply Choice Theory to group decisions? In families? In communities? In politics? The presentation will explore the role of the Quality World and the practical implications of a shared Quality World. We also examine the role of consensus and how this might be applied in a way that is practical, avoiding the extremes of majority and minority rule.

  • Ivan Honey

    Teaching Choice Theory to Children through School Based Curriculum

    Ivan Honey is a Psychologist, International Trainer and a two-time #1 Amazon Bestselling Author with his children’s book, The Amazing Adventures of Doug Dragster, and his new book Happy Parenting: Raising Positive and Empowered Kids.

    He is the founder of the new Get Happier Project which was researched and trialled in the Los Angeles School District in California, and is now being implemented in schools in Australia, New Zealand, and Asia.

    Ivan works with many schools and teachers to implement the ideas and strategies of his practical psychology and wellbeing program in the classroom.

    He teaches the psychology of self-esteem and relationships, emotional intelligence, well-being, motivation, and mindsets for resilience and high performance. After creating many colourful resources, (see www.gethappier.net), that were used by trainers, counsellors and teachers all around the world, he and his team developed the Get Happier School program, a comprehensive developmental curriculum in Social and Emotional Learning for Primary Schools (children 5 -12 years).

    Stress Management of Children in COVID-19 Pandemic

    Ivan Honey is a Psychologist, International Trainer and a two-time #1 Amazon Bestselling Author with his children’s book, The Amazing Adventures of Doug Dragster, and his new book Happy Parenting: Raising Positive and Empowered Kids.
    The Get Happier School Program is a program that Ivan has developed with working together with schools to incorporate Choice Theory into the school curriculum.
    Ivan will share the reasons why he embarked on this journey, and how it aligned with the mission and vision of Dr Glasser.
    He will explain the process of the development and evolution of the Get Happier School, over 15 years.
    You will learn the key framework of the Get Happier School and see it in action in different schools.
    As you listen to this story, you will also discover some clear and practical guidelines for facilitating positive change.

  • Kayomi Kurihara

    NPO Women's Human Rights Support Center, Step, President DV, abuse, counselor, member of the Japanese Society for Choice Theory

    Ms. Kurihara has operated a shelter to protect victims of domestic violence since 2011 and is the first in Japan to run a DV, abuse, and rehabilitation program using Choice Theory. Since then she has met with 1,000+ couples whose marriages and parent-child relationships have broken down and has successfully guided to see 80% of groups freed from DV and relationships restored. Kayomi has appeared on TV, in newspapers and magazines, appealing for change in perpetrators. Through lectures in various parts of the country, she has taught how to fix domestic violence to high school students, child guidance center staff, police officers, city hall staff, school teachers, and others.

    Choice Theory Can Change DV Perpetrators

    Domestic Violence is said to never be fixed. Even after consulting with a police, government, agencies, lawyers, etc., divorce is recommended. Only about 10% of wives are able to get a divorce. Then they reach the step as the last resort. The rate of change in the perpetrator of the step is 80%. Some wives of them have testified that their husbands have changed as if they had brain surgery. The secret to this remarkable rate of change is the use of the Choice Theory. Why is Choice Theory so effective in helping DV perpetrators change?

  • Takya Yonemoto

    Manager and Facilitator, Achievement Corporation; Secretary General, QCC Office, Management Practice School; Associate Choice Theory Psychologist

    2012年、早稲田大学商学部卒業後、新卒でアチーブメント株式会社に入社。造園業を営む実家の影響で、選択理論心理学をベースにした中小企業支援に関心を寄せる。現在11名のメンバーのマネジメント、企業研修の講師、経営者向け公開講座の運営責任者、1400名の経営者会員事業の事務局長などを通じて、入社動機である経営者の理念経営の支援に力を注いでいる。2021年、選択理論准心理士取得。

    Practical examples of using choice theory in business management

    At the annual conference of Choice Theory in Japan, in 2021, we presented case studies of three companies that have introduced Choice Theory into their philosophy and action guidelines at a breakout session. This time, in addition to the interviews conducted last year with the representatives of the companies, we also interviewed the actual voices of the employees of the companies, and will present the changes before and after the introduction, conflicts they faced, and the value and effects.

  • Akira Asano

    Personal Consultant, Corporate Corporate Training Instructor, Associate Choice Theory Psychologist, Achiever Corporation

    Born in Tokyo, Japan. After graduating from Chukyo University's Sports Science Department, he joined Achievement Corporation as a new graduate in April 2015. As a consultant for individuals, he has helped more than 300 clients, including executives, salespeople, and professionals, improve sales, expand their organizations, and achieve their objectives and goals. He also leads corporate training programs based on Choice Theory Psychology that deal with experiential leadership, presentation skills, and the exercise of initiative, etc., and has received high empathy and satisfaction from participants. In 2021, he obtained an Associate Choice Theory Psychologist degree.

    Practical examples of using choice theory in business management

    At the annual conference of Choice Theory in Japan, in 2021, we presented case studies of three companies that have introduced Choice Theory into their philosophy and action guidelines at a breakout session. This time, in addition to the interviews conducted last year with the representatives of the companies, we also interviewed the actual voices of the employees of the companies, and will present the changes before and after the introduction, conflicts they faced, and the value and effects.

  • Hitomi Okaguchi

    Manager, Achievement Corporation; Certified Basic Professional Speaker, Japan Professional Speakers Association; Master of Business Administration

    After graduating from Waseda University in 2011, Hitomi joined Achievement Corporation, where she worked for 6 years as a consultant and instructor of training programs for students. Since 2017, she has been involved in the planning and development of numerous products based on Choice Theory as a member of the product development team. She currently acts as a manager overseeing and directing 2 teams.

    The Difference Between Rewards, Punishments, and Systems: Lead Management Practices in Organizations

    We often hear people say, "It is not easy to apply Choice Theory to management and get results. What does it mean to put Choice Theory into practice in the business and apply it to management? What is the difference between organizations that practice Choice Theory and continue to improve their performance and those that does not working? I will share what I have verified through observation of various organizations and through my own practice of Choice Theory as a manager. We hope this presentation will help you to think about what lead management is.

  • Chiyo Inoue

    Director of the Ehime Seiyo Branch of the Japanese Society of Choice Theory Psychology, Certified Choice Theory Psychologist by the Japanese Society of Choice Theory Psychology, Co-Chair of the Ehime Society of Choice Theory Research, Former teacher of nursing care at Ehime public elementary and junior high schools (35 years)

    In my search for ways to increase students' self-esteem in the school setting, I came across Choice Theory, and when I dealt with students, surveys and health statistics confirmed the results, and I myself became happy to live. So, I took early retirement from school to provide information on Choice Theory through radio, publications, lectures, seminars, and social networking sites, hoping to share the information with as many people as possible. At the moment, I am also taking on the challenge of working with focus groups (i.e., choice theory practice groups) that Dr. Glasser wanted me to try, as well as six seminars at companies. I will also introduce the results of these activities. *He has written a book "Choice Theory in Schools" - Toward the Realization of Quality Schools (co-authored with Dr. Masaki Kakitani), "Fights and Bullying Disappear! Magic" and other books related to Choice Theory, with a total of 120,000 copies published.

    Dream Big and Make Choice Theory the Common Sense in Japan

    Ms. Inoue has given school lectures at 93 schools and recently published a Choice Theory picture book ""The Magic Pocketbook of Happiness" and a Choice Theory workbook for children and adults. She currently has a radio progam (Nankai Broadcasting) "Psychology to Nurture Happiness" radio therapy that has been airing for the past 10 years and runs an Ongoing focus group recommended by Dr. Glasser, named "The Magic Notebook". Ms. Inoue has been involved with a variety of corporate seminars, where she shares the benefits of continuity and practice.

  • Munemoto Fukazawa

    Director, Nanakuni Dental Clinic; Certified Choice Theory Psychologist, Japanese Society of Choice Theory Psychology; Certified Senior Professional Speaker, Japan Professional Speakers Association

    In 2007, he opened Nanakuni Dental Clinic, a 24/7 dental clinic in Hachioji, Tokyo. While achieving the number of "10,000 patients" in only 5 years, which usually takes 30 years for a typical dental clinic, and achieving the top level of performance among dental clinics in Japan, he struggled with external control in the management of his clinic. It was during this time that he encountered Choice Theory Psychology and was shocked. Reflecting on his own management, he realized an intrinsically motivated organization by practicing lead management; in 2017, he opened Clage Nursery School based on Choice Theory, and in 2018, he became a Choice Theory Psychologist. Currently, he also continues to teach the value of lead management to major companies and government agencies as a training instructor.

    Mastering lead management through the use of certification exams

    Although there are examples of using Choice Theory in the business, the Choice Theory Proficiency Test for Business has been established in Japan, and an increasing number of people are practicing Choice Theory in the business by taking the test. In this session, we will discuss (1) the outline of the certification test, (2) the changes in individuals and companies using the test, and (3) the value of the test study group community.

  • Takashi Izuhara

    Managing Director, The General Insurance Association of Japan, Certified Basic Professional Speaker, Japan Professional Speakers Association

    Takashi Izuhara joined Sompo Japan Insurance in 1986. After working in the sales, asset management, and corporate planning divisions, he served as General Manager of the Risk Management Department of SOMPO Holdings, Inc., the Group CRO, and Executive Vice President, before moving to the General Insurance Association of Japan in 2021.
    He used to be troubled that members did not work as he wished due to his management style of imposing his own correctness, but when he encountered Choice Theory and shifted to lead management, he succeeded in team building and achieved the highest rating in Japan in risk management, and was also promoted to an executive position.

    Mastering lead management through the use of certification exams

    Although there are examples of using Choice Theory in the business, the Choice Theory Proficiency Test for Business has been established in Japan, and an increasing number of people are practicing Choice Theory in the business by taking the test. In this session, we will discuss (1) the outline of the certification test, (2) the changes in individuals and companies using the test, and (3) the value of the test study group community.

  • Akiko Jito

    Choice Theory Psychologist / WGI Certified Instructor Practicum Supervisor

    Five and a half years at an outplacement facility for people with disabilities

    In the employment of persons with disabilities, the stability of the work force with developmental and mental disabilities generally tends to be lower than that of persons with intellectual and physical disabilities, and methods to support their employment are difficult. Due to the fact that it is difficult to tell from their appearance, words and actions, it difficult for individuals to live freely because of the difference of evaluation from others compared with their self-image . The presentation will look back on the disclosure of 50 cases by disability and the growth of the staff in terms of creating a safe and secure environment and how they fulfilled their needs and moved from external to choice theory in the five and a half years since its establishment.

  • Shozo Takigawa

    Executive Director, Social Welfare Learning Support Association / Facility Director, Three Piece Group

    Position with staff development and overall view of the users of both Three Piece Group stores. Attending advanced course 2021 and studying for the psychologist exam in August 2022.

    Five and a half years at an outplacement facility for people with disabilities

    In the employment of persons with disabilities, the stability of the work force with developmental and mental disabilities generally tends to be lower than that of persons with intellectual and physical disabilities, and methods to support their employment are difficult. Due to the fact that it is difficult to tell from their appearance, words and actions, it difficult for individuals to live freely because of the difference of evaluation from others compared with their self-image . The presentation will look back on the disclosure of 50 cases by disability and the growth of the staff in terms of creating a safe and secure environment and how they fulfilled their needs and moved from external to choice theory in the five and a half years since its establishment.

  • Hiroshi Kusukawa

    Three Piece Kitahama / labor support staff

    Second year employee at Three Piece Kitahama working as an Employment support worker. Attended the basic course in February 2022.

    Five and a half years at an outplacement facility for people with disabilities

    In the employment of persons with disabilities, the stability of the work force with developmental and mental disabilities generally tends to be lower than that of persons with intellectual and physical disabilities, and methods to support their employment are difficult. Due to the fact that it is difficult to tell from their appearance, words and actions, it difficult for individuals to live freely because of the difference of evaluation from others compared with their self-image . The presentation will look back on the disclosure of 50 cases by disability and the growth of the staff in terms of creating a safe and secure environment and how they fulfilled their needs and moved from external to choice theory in the five and a half years since its establishment.

  • Hiroki Ohki

    Three Piece Imazato / Service Manager (Nurse)

    First year with the company. Service Manager (Nurse) at Three Piece Imazato. Attended the Intensive Basic Course November 2020.

    Five and a half years at an outplacement facility for people with disabilities

    In the employment of persons with disabilities, the stability of the work force with developmental and mental disabilities generally tends to be lower than that of persons with intellectual and physical disabilities, and methods to support their employment are difficult. Due to the fact that it is difficult to tell from their appearance, words and actions, it difficult for individuals to live freely because of the difference of evaluation from others compared with their self-image . The presentation will look back on the disclosure of 50 cases by disability and the growth of the staff in terms of creating a safe and secure environment and how they fulfilled their needs and moved from external to choice theory in the five and a half years since its establishment.

  • Hiroko Mizokoshi

    Choice Theory Psychologist, Kitpath Art Instructor, Nutritional Medicine Instructor, International Wellness Association Self-Care Master

    I am a former high school teacher. When I was a teacher, I had a mental and physical imbalance and took a leave of absence. During my leave of absence, I came across Molecular Integrative Nutritional Medicine and learned about Reality Therapy in a book on nutritional medicine, which led me to where I am today. Through my experience, I learned the importance of self-management of mental and physical health. Since my retirement, I have continued my studies to become a therapist/counselor with a holistic perspective. I would like to share the beauty of taking the helm of one's own life, help people live a life filled with love and joy, nurture people to live choice-theoretically, and contribute to creating a society free of dropouts.

    Healthy "attachment formation" and choice theory

    In order to help children feel "healthy attachments," we will examine the effects of involvement based on Choice Theory in the categories of "developmental," "cognitive," and "non-cognitive abilities," and clarify the relationship between Choice Theory and the formation of healthy attachments. Based on the results of this study, we hope that all adults involved with children will become aware of the importance of acquiring Choice Theory.

  • Yumiko Hoshino

    D. in Education, PCM® (Process Communication Model) Certified Trainer, Choice Theory Psychologist, Dual Design® Official Certified Trainer, T

    In 2012, she received the "Social and Cultural Merit Award" from the Japan Cultural Promotion Organization in recognition of her educational efforts utilizing her qualifications and her many years of teaching in public schools. Currently, she regularly holds Happy Smile Smile Time once a month at 30 nursery schools nationwide, providing guidance based on Choice Theory to children, parents, and childcare workers. She also teaches mental care and lead management at companies, trains Happy Life Creators (life/work balance leaders), and is actively involved in developing the talents of young entrepreneurs.

    Healthy "attachment formation" and choice theory

    In order to help children feel "healthy attachments," we will examine the effects of involvement based on Choice Theory in the categories of "developmental," "cognitive," and "non-cognitive abilities," and clarify the relationship between Choice Theory and the formation of healthy attachments. Based on the results of this study, we hope that all adults involved with children will become aware of the importance of acquiring Choice Theory.

  • Aya Ueto

    Choice Theory Psychologist and Nurse

    She has been a nurse for 27 years. She is currently working as a "freelance nurse" with no affiliation to any organization, utilizing her diverse clinical experiences such as working in operating rooms and beauty clinics. As a "Choice Theory Nurse" who promotes and contributes to the world, especially to the nursing industry, she teaches, conducts corporate trainings, organizes study groups and quality communities, and provides individual sessions and counseling. Her mission is "Make Japan smile. Helping to increase the number of happy people and people who can choose happiness. Born in Sapporo and currently living in Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo. Her favorite food is Genghis Khan.

    What is nursing, choice theory, and nascomics?

    As we worked in the field as nurses, and as we studied and passed on Choice Theory, we and those around us changed. While researching Nightingale, who is indispensable to nursing, we discovered that there are similarities between Nightingale's nursing theory and Choice Theory. We created a quality community exclusively for nurses and are continuing our activities. We would like to share with you how we are expanding as we disseminate information and how we are in the process of increasing the number of happy nurses.

  • Akiko Tamai

    Completion of advanced course, nurse

    23 years as a nurse. Nurse Quality Community LP. 22 years with psychiatric hospital. There were days when she complained about her environment, but by learning and practicing Choice Theory, she has gained experience and put it into practice to work happier than ever. She also organizes "Choice Care," which aims to spread Choice Theory to the medical, nursing, and welfare industries, and "Parents of Truant Children Square Dokodemo Smile," based on her own experience of her child not attending school. She is currently working as "Choice Theory Nurse" with the motto of "Helping more people cherish themselves and live happily. Born in Osaka Prefecture and lives in Osaka Sayama City. Her favorite food is peaches.

    What is nursing, choice theory, and nascomics?

    As we worked in the field as nurses, and as we studied and passed on Choice Theory, we and those around us changed. While researching Nightingale, who is indispensable to nursing, we discovered that there are similarities between Nightingale's nursing theory and Choice Theory. We created a quality community exclusively for nurses and are continuing our activities. We would like to share with you how we are expanding as we disseminate information and how we are in the process of increasing the number of happy nurses.

  • Ai Yaginuma

    Completion of Basic Pura, Nurse

    She has been a nurse for 16 years. She has been a nurse for 16 years and is an LP at Nurse Quality Community, a general hospital. Currently, she works as an administrator and nurse at a long-term care facility. Aiming to be "a nurse who supports the moment when the heart moves," she helps each person to lead a happy life, valuing each person's life. She is challenging herself to be a happy nurse and to practice care management based on the Choice Theory. Born in Fukushima Prefecture. Lives in Koriyama City. Favorite food is rice with bamboo shoots.

    What is nursing, choice theory, and nascomics?

    As we worked in the field as nurses, and as we studied and passed on Choice Theory, we and those around us changed. While researching Nightingale, who is indispensable to nursing, we discovered that there are similarities between Nightingale's nursing theory and Choice Theory. We created a quality community exclusively for nurses and are continuing our activities. We would like to share with you how we are expanding as we disseminate information and how we are in the process of increasing the number of happy nurses.

  • Kazuki Morimoto

    Executive Director, Japan Professional Speakers Association; Certified Basic Professional Speaker; Manager, Training Support Office / Publications Department, Trainer Division, Achiever Corporation; Choice Theory Psychologist; Master of Business Administration

    Joined Achievement Corporation in 2011, and in 2013, he was responsible for setting up the Fukuoka sales office. 5 and a half years at the Fukuoka base, he worked from zero to realize a quality community in Kyushu. As a result, the number of certified professional speakers has increased from 2 to 50, and he himself achieved the first place in sales in western Japan for 2 consecutive years in FY2017 and FY2018. Currently, as the Secretary General of the Japan Professional Speakers Association, he is aiming to produce 1,000 certified professional speakers and realize 200 chapters.

    Quality Communities Spreading to 51 Regions in Japan: The Japan Professional Speakers Association's Initiatives

    The Japan Professional Speakers Association aims to promote Choice Theory and has more than 3,200 members from professions such as business owners, mayors, doctors, lawyers, professional baseball coaches, pilots, salespeople, and corporate employees, and 462 certified professional speakers in 51 chapters throughout the country. The Foundation's members are leaders in their communities and industries, and they teach Choice Theory to a total of more than 10,000 people a year nationwide. We will unravel its efforts through the concept of Quality Communities.

  • Kannei Takagi

    Senior Financial Advisor, Life Plaza Partners Corporation; Counselor in charge of Hokushinetsu Block, Japan Professional Speakers Association; Toyama Branch Manager; Certified Senior Professional Speaker; Certified Corporate Training Instructor, Achiever Corporation

    After graduating from college and working in insurance sales, he was fired from his insurance agency at the age of 30 due to poor performance. As he continued his studies, he became convinced that "it is necessary not only for me to learn, but also to disseminate information to the community." For the past 10 years, he has been spreading learning to local leaders and creating a place for continuous and collaborative learning in the community. He also continues to sponsor Reality Therapy courses and was involved in the establishment of the Toyama Chapter of the Japanese Society of Choice Theory Psychology.

    Quality Communities Spreading to 51 Regions in Japan: The Japan Professional Speakers Association's Initiatives

    The Japan Professional Speakers Association aims to promote Choice Theory and has more than 3,200 members from professions such as business owners, mayors, doctors, lawyers, professional baseball coaches, pilots, salespeople, and corporate employees, and 462 certified professional speakers in 51 chapters throughout the country. The Foundation's members are leaders in their communities and industries, and they teach Choice Theory to a total of more than 10,000 people a year nationwide. We will unravel its efforts through the concept of Quality Communities.

  • Makiko Yasumori

    Representative of Primastella Social Insurance and Labor Law Firm, Deputy Director of Gifu Branch of Japan Professional Speakers Association, Certified Basic Professional Speaker

    She developed depression at the age of 22 and gave birth to her first son while taking antidepressants. Later, she encountered Choice Theory Psychology through books, and came to have a positive outlook on life. By valuing her son's quality world, she was able to improve his truancy. As a labor and social security attorney, she supports small and medium-sized companies in creating a "comfortable" work environment based on Choice Theory Psychology. She is also involved in activities to create a quality community in Gifu City, such as organizing lectures to spread Choice Theory with the mayor in cooperation with the local government for the "Realization of Quality City in Gifu City".

    Quality Communities Spreading to 51 Regions in Japan: The Japan Professional Speakers Association's Initiatives

    The Japan Professional Speakers Association aims to promote Choice Theory and has more than 3,200 members from professions such as business owners, mayors, doctors, lawyers, professional baseball coaches, pilots, salespeople, and corporate employees, and 462 certified professional speakers in 51 chapters throughout the country. The Foundation's members are leaders in their communities and industries, and they teach Choice Theory to a total of more than 10,000 people a year nationwide. We will unravel its efforts through the concept of Quality Communities.

  • Masaki Tabata

    Representative of Primastella Social Insurance and Labor Law Firm, Deputy Director of Gifu Branch of Japan Professional Speakers Association, Certified Basic Professional Speaker

    She developed depression at the age of 22 and gave birth to her first son while taking antidepressants. Later, she encountered Choice Theory Psychology through books, and came to have a positive outlook on life. By valuing her son's quality world, she was able to improve his truancy. As a labor and social security attorney, she supports small and medium-sized companies in creating a "comfortable" work environment based on Choice Theory Psychology. She is also involved in activities to create a quality community in Gifu City, such as organizing lectures to spread Choice Theory with the mayor in cooperation with the local government for the "Realization of Quality City in Gifu City".

    Quality Community Kansai" Initiatives

    With the 2019 Annual Conference on Choice Theory Psychology held in Osaka, we launched Quality Community Kansai with the hope that more people will learn about choice theory and make happy choices from the Kansai region. We will present our activities, realizations, and future prospects for the spread of choice theory through various web-based content productions, training sessions, lectures, and one-day seminars as an effort to promote interest in choice theory and to utilize the strengths of each of our members.

  • Hiromitsu Matsui

    WGI Certified Practicum Supervisor, Certified Choice Theory Psychologist by the Japanese Association of Choice Theory Psychology, President of Matsui Ltd.

    We try to live by a theory of choice.

    Quality Community Kansai" Initiatives

    With the 2019 Annual Conference on Choice Theory Psychology held in Osaka, we launched Quality Community Kansai with the hope that more people will learn about choice theory and make happy choices from the Kansai region. We will present our activities, realizations, and future prospects for the spread of choice theory through various web-based content productions, training sessions, lectures, and one-day seminars as an effort to promote interest in choice theory and to utilize the strengths of each of our members.

  • Takeshi Matsuo

    Completed Advanced Reality Therapy Course, Certified Choice Theory Psychologist by the Japanese Society of Choice Theory Psychology, Manual Therapy Myoneopathic Practitioner

    Choice-theoretic treatment contributes to a healthy and happy life, both mentally and physically

    Quality Community Kansai" Initiatives

    With the 2019 Annual Conference on Choice Theory Psychology held in Osaka, we launched Quality Community Kansai with the hope that more people will learn about choice theory and make happy choices from the Kansai region. We will present our activities, realizations, and future prospects for the spread of choice theory through various web-based content productions, training sessions, lectures, and one-day seminars as an effort to promote interest in choice theory and to utilize the strengths of each of our members.

  • Motoki Hirai

    Completed Advanced Reality Therapy Course, Certified Choice Theory Psychologist by the Japanese Association of Choice Theory Psychology, Agent for CLUB ECO WATER Co.

    With the motto, "The purpose of life is to be happy," we offer suggestions on how to improve health, finances, and relationships to attain both material and spiritual wealth.

    Quality Community Kansai" Initiatives

    With the 2019 Annual Conference on Choice Theory Psychology held in Osaka, we launched Quality Community Kansai with the hope that more people will learn about choice theory and make happy choices from the Kansai region. We will present our activities, realizations, and future prospects for the spread of choice theory through various web-based content productions, training sessions, lectures, and one-day seminars as an effort to promote interest in choice theory and to utilize the strengths of each of our members.

  • Yuki Umezawa

    Completed Advanced Reality Therapy Course, Certified Choice Theory Psychologist by the Japanese Association of Choice Theory Psychology, Financial Planner, Corporate Training Instructor

    With the goal of "turning society's operating systems into Choice Theory Psychology," I am sharing this information in various places through my work in insurance and as a lecturer, helping people to obtain material and spiritual wealth.

    Quality Community Kansai" Initiatives

    With the 2019 Annual Conference on Choice Theory Psychology held in Osaka, we launched Quality Community Kansai with the hope that more people will learn about choice theory and make happy choices from the Kansai region. We will present our activities, realizations, and future prospects for the spread of choice theory through various web-based content productions, training sessions, lectures, and one-day seminars as an effort to promote interest in choice theory and to utilize the strengths of each of our members.

  • Risa Kondo

    Completed Advanced Reality Therapy Course, Certified Choice Theory Psychologist by the Japanese Society of Choice Theory Psychology, Certified Molecular Nutrition Counselor

    Contributing to the support of nurturing mental and physical health and happiness based on Choice Theory Psychology and Molecular Nutrition

    Quality Community Kansai" Initiatives

    With the 2019 Annual Conference on Choice Theory Psychology held in Osaka, we launched Quality Community Kansai with the hope that more people will learn about choice theory and make happy choices from the Kansai region. We will present our activities, realizations, and future prospects for the spread of choice theory through various web-based content productions, training sessions, lectures, and one-day seminars as an effort to promote interest in choice theory and to utilize the strengths of each of our members.

  • Atsuko Onishi

    Completed Advanced Reality Therapy Course, Certified Choice Theory Psychologist by the Japanese Association of Choice Theory Psychology, Chief Information Officer, NPO Japan Children's Aid Association

    In addition to promoting the foster care system and working for a non-profit organization that supports foster parents, we also conduct study sessions on IT skills and choice theory psychology at companies and social welfare organizations.

    Quality Community Kansai" Initiatives

    With the 2019 Annual Conference on Choice Theory Psychology held in Osaka, we launched Quality Community Kansai with the hope that more people will learn about choice theory and make happy choices from the Kansai region. We will present our activities, realizations, and future prospects for the spread of choice theory through various web-based content productions, training sessions, lectures, and one-day seminars as an effort to promote interest in choice theory and to utilize the strengths of each of our members.

  • Masaki Ichikawa

    WGI Certified Practicum Supervisor, Certified Choice Theory Psychologist by the Japanese Association of Choice Theory Psychology, in charge of web marketing and IT system planning

    Born in Hiroshima in 1979. Graduated from Musashino University, Department of Psychology, Correspondence Course. After graduating from university, she began studying counseling after encountering Choice Theory Psychology and Reality Therapy. After becoming certified as a Choice Theory Psychologist and Practicum Supervisor, she has been promoting activities to create better relationships and expand the circle of wellbeing through the study of Choice Theory to many people while leading online counseling study groups. She also conducts research on human growth from the perspective of Buddhism and Integral Theory.

    Basic Desire Analysis from Web Diagnostic Results

    Based on the results of research conducted by Mr.Yusuke Baba, Mr.Takeshi Seta, and Mr,Masaki Kakitani in 2007, a website to diagnose basic needs in 2021 was released. Based on data from a total of 3,500 people in Japan, we analyzed trends in the five basic needs. Is there a correlation between the five basic needs? The results of this analysis will be presented in this presentation.

  • Hiromi Kosada

    Director, Wakayama Collaboration; Representative, Wakayama Education System; Certified Choice Theory Psychologist, Japanese Society for Choice Theory Psychology

    Born in Gifu in 1989. Graduated from the Faculty of Systems Engineering, Wakayama University. Mother of one child. After obtaining her Choice Theory Psychologist certification, she has been helping people to "choose happiness" through the importance of fulfilling their needs and building better relationships by holding monthly study meetings as the Wakayama branch's branch manager. She offers "Building Relationships through Play" at daycare centers and kindergartens for preschool children. She also provides coaching and training for childcare professionals and those raising children. She also runs programming classes for children and is involved with children and their parents on a daily basis. Currently, he is working hard to establish a new private elementary and junior high school in Wakayama to realize Quality School.

    Basic Desire Analysis from Web Diagnostic Results

    Based on the results of research conducted by Mr.Yusuke Baba, Mr.Takeshi Seta, and Mr,Masaki Kakitani in 2007, a website to diagnose basic needs in 2021 was released. Based on data from a total of 3,500 people in Japan, we analyzed trends in the five basic needs. Is there a correlation between the five basic needs? The results of this analysis will be presented in this presentation.

  • Yusuke Baba

    Licensed Psychologist, Clinical Psychologist, UCLA PEERS Clinic Adolescents Provider, William Glasser International Practicum Supervisor, KNOT Representative, Support Room for Children and Families

    After meeting Dr. Masaki Kakitani in college, I became interested in choice theory and began working as a clinical psychologist. I also supervise Benesse Shinkenzemi and focus on psycho-education.

    Creation of a basic needs scale for parents and children

    Basic needs scales include the Basic Needs Profile and the Basic Needs Survey. However, there is no basic needs scale for parents and children yet. In this study, we created a scale that can measure the basic needs of both parents and children. In this session, we will report on the process of creation, the content of the scale with reliability and validity using statistical methods, and a view of the results. This scale is a relatively simple way to measure basic needs, and parents can easily learn about their subjects' basic needs if they are familiar with Choice Theory. By knowing the basic needs of each parent and child, it is expected that parents and children will become aware of differences in basic needs and will be more likely to respect each other. Parents can also use the results obtained in their daily child-rearing.

  • Takeshi Seta

    clinical psychologist

    While in graduate school, he met Dr. Masaki Kakitani and was introduced to Choice Theory. Since graduation, he has been involved in clinical practice in the fields of medicine, education, and business. Currently, he works for a medical consulting company based on the concepts of integrative medicine and functional medicine, supporting medical institutions in Japan in their treatment of cancer, dementia, and developmental disorders.

    Creation of a basic needs scale for parents and children

    Basic needs scales include the Basic Needs Profile and the Basic Needs Survey. However, there is no basic needs scale for parents and children yet. In this study, we created a scale that can measure the basic needs of both parents and children. In this session, we will report on the process of creation, the content of the scale with reliability and validity using statistical methods, and a view of the results. This scale is a relatively simple way to measure basic needs, and parents can easily learn about their subjects' basic needs if they are familiar with Choice Theory. By knowing the basic needs of each parent and child, it is expected that parents and children will become aware of differences in basic needs and will be more likely to respect each other. Parents can also use the results obtained in their daily child-rearing.

  • Hiroe Hagio

    WGI Certified Senior Instructor, Administrative Scrivener, Withdrawal Support Specialist

    Born in Okayama Prefecture in 1947. He graduated from Kansai Gaidai Junior College of Foreign Languages and started his own practice as an administrative scrivener in 1993. He then began taking the Reality Therapy Intensive Course in 1997 and became a Practicum Supervisor in 2009, a Basic Instructor in 2014, and a Senior New Instructor in 2018. She has particular strengths in working with withdrawn children and improving mother-child and father-child relationships, and has extensive counseling experience.

    Why don't you look for things you can wear and apply role-playing in your daily life?

    I believe that role-playing can be applied to everyday life. It is said that there are three hills in life. It is said that there is an uphill, a downhill, and an unexpected hill. Why don't you look back and see your surroundings when you are going uphill, and why don't you make use of the choice theory when you are going downhill and when you are on the wrong slope and enjoy your life?

  • Kazuko Takano

    WGI Certified Senior Instructor

    She has studied reality therapy since 1998 and became an instructor at the NPO Japan Reality Thearapy Association in 2004 Currently. she is assisting in the application of Choice Theory Psychology to various fields such as medicine, education, management, and self-control. In addition, as a senior instructor of WGI. she is working to train counselors and promote awareness of Reality Therapy in Japan.

    Spice up your role play!

    It makes role-playing more fun, looks more interesting, and tastes more delicious. Don't you want to get such spice? Sprinkle the spice of Choice Theory on your case studies and change the flavor a little bit. Please have at hand the "Case Studies for Role Play [I]" published by the Japan Association for Reality Therapy, a non-profit organization. Cases D-96 & B-41, and one more if possible. May it be spicy and flavorful!

  • Toshiharu Iijima

    Licensed Psychologist, Iijima Counseling Center, WGI Certified Senior Instructor

    In February 2019, she obtained her national certification as a Certified Psychologist for Counselors. Representative of Iijima Counseling Center. Counselor at Yokohama City General Counseling Center for Education. Tokyo Metropolitan Public School Counselor. Senior Instructor. Standing board member of the Japan Association of Counselors. Counseling, lecturing and training counselors as her life's work.

    Spice up your role play!

    There is a difference between "actual counseling" and "role-playing." The latter is for the betterment of those studying choice theory, while the former is for helping clients. This session will focus on what perspectives and questions can be considered not only as role-plays in 10- and 20-minute increments, but also in actual cases in 50-minute increments. Sometimes unexpected questions can lead to unexpected developments. What are the tips? Feel free to join us while enjyoing!

  • Kim Olver

    Executive Director and Senior Faculty, William Glasser International

    Licensed counselor, certified coach, speaker and award-winning, bestselling author. Over the years, she has taught thousands of people in Glasser’s Choice Theory concepts. From 2010 to 2020, Kim served as the executive director of GICFT-US and is the current executive director of William Glasser International since 2013. Kim also has experience in higher education and leadership. She specializes in relationships, including the one with ourselves, diversity and coaching.

    Choice Theory and Trauma

    In this workshop, participants will:
    1. Discuss what happens in the body and brain during trauma using the Choice Theory chart.
    2. List the four important tasks of early trauma work.
    3. Analyze the Polyvagal Theory.
    4. Compare the techniques for relaxing during a trauma response.
    There will be lecture and small group work involved.

  • Patricia Robey

    Professor, Division of Psycology and Counseling Governors State University in Illinois

    Dr. Patricia Robey is an expert in Choice Theory, Mindfulness and Practice of Reality who is currently a Professor at the Governors State University in Illinois.

    Counseling Couples with Choice Theory: Negotiating Differences when Love Languages Are In Conflict

    Choice theory explains that people are motivated to attain Quality World pictures that meet their basic needs, including their ideal ways of giving and expecting demonstrations of love. Gary Chapman proposed that there are Five Love Languages: words of affirmation; quality time; giving gifts; acts of service; and physical touch. But what happens when partners do not share the same language? In this workshop, the presenters discuss the Love Languages and how to negotiate differences in a relationship when the love languages seem incompatible.

  • Shruti Tekwani

    Licensed Mental Health Counselor Certified coach and School Counselor Basic Instructor, William Glasser Institute Board Member, William Glasser International

    Experienced Psychotherapist In Private Practice and Consulting with a demonstrated history of working in the individual and community services industry. Skilled in Problem solving, Relationship & conflict resolution, Grief & loss counseling, and leadership.

    Understanding Grief through a Choice Theory and Reality Therapy Lens

    Grieving the loss of someone is never easy, and there is no right or wrong way to go through the process. Looking at it through a Choice Theory lens is helpful when trying to understand our feelings and why we choose them. Through the process of Reality Therapy it's easier to decipher what's going on and how to change our state of mind. This presentation will explain grief through a Choice Theory lens and participants will go through an activity that will serve as a useful tool to work through it.

  • Judy Hatswell

    Managing Director at Judy Hatswell & Associates Senoir Faculty, William Glasser Institute

    Judy was the first Australian Senior Faculty with The William Glasser Institute and continues in this role and is a Past President of Glasser Australia.

    Judy is recognised Australia wide for her outstanding knowledge in the areas of student welfare, behaviour management and whole school approaches enabling students to be responsible for their behaviour.

    Having worked for many years as a specialist school psychologist for severe behaviour disorders she has trained staff, parents and specialist personnel in the concepts and techniques for effective management.

    Leader is not just a word on a Business Card

    Most Leaders have a sound knowledge base of leadership, have the experience and have been to courses where they learn the skill of working collaboratively with others, however, many leaders fail when it comes to behaving respectfully, responsibly and co-operatively in stressful situations.

    Internalising Choice Theory enables many Bosses to become Leaders. When she/he really understand that the only person they can control is them self. Leaders can reduce personal stress and focus on how they are behaving rather than trying to control others. When a leader internalises the Psychology of Personal Freedom, she/he can empathise with others but do not own their fears, the leader can step back and look at the bigger picture and asks what can I do to build trust and assist all my staff to succeed? To build a team where psychological safely is paramount and where staff feel supported to take risks that aim to improve the outcomes for everyone.

  • Dr. Nancy Buck

    Developmental Psychologist, Psychiatric Nurse, Senior Faculty with WGI

    Dr. Nancy Buck has long been searching, teaching and advocating for a dramatic shift in the Mental Health paradigm, as occurred in the physical and dental health paradigms. In her recent retirement, Nancy is seizing the day with her buddies, Ellen and Kathy, creating the change she wants to see.

    Growing Good Mental Health: Is It Working?

    Our big question:
    Is our knowledge and practice of Choice Theory helpful in grappling with the impact COVID has in our lives?
    This virus is a crisis affecting the entire world. What will we discover if we survey people who have learned and are practicing CT in their lives over the last 5 decades?
    This is the journey so far. We’ll show you the data and findings. You’re invited to join our next steps as we expand the survey around the whole WGI community.
    Share the excitement as we get ready to tell the world that we are indeed Growing Good Mental Health.
    www.growinggoodmentalhealth.com

  • Ellen Gélinas

    Adult Educator/Facilitator, Humorist, Senior Faculty with WGI

    Ellen Gélinas focuses on community actualization. How can we connect all the wonderful souls who have chosen Choice Theory? How can we access and share the treasury of activities, programs and wisdoms developed over 5 decades? How can we teach the world to Grow Good Mental Health? Now is the time.

    Growing Good Mental Health: Is It Working?

    Our big question:
    Is our knowledge and practice of Choice Theory helpful in grappling with the impact COVID has in our lives?
    This virus is a crisis affecting the entire world. What will we discover if we survey people who have learned and are practicing CT in their lives over the last 5 decades?
    This is the journey so far. We’ll show you the data and findings. You’re invited to join our next steps as we expand the survey around the whole WGI community.
    Share the excitement as we get ready to tell the world that we are indeed Growing Good Mental Health.
    www.growinggoodmentalhealth.com

  • Kathy Curtiss

    Educator, Educational Consultant, Senior Faculty with WGI

    Kathy Curtiss supports and facilitates understanding Choice Theory as a self-evaluation cycle for learning and growing.
    Her career provided lasting friendships with awesome people, as well as the freedom to make her own decisions.
    She has traveled some, laughed a lot, and reminds herself daily to stay focused on joyful living.

    Growing Good Mental Health: Is It Working?

    Our big question:
    Is our knowledge and practice of Choice Theory helpful in grappling with the impact COVID has in our lives?
    This virus is a crisis affecting the entire world. What will we discover if we survey people who have learned and are practicing CT in their lives over the last 5 decades?
    This is the journey so far. We’ll show you the data and findings. You’re invited to join our next steps as we expand the survey around the whole WGI community.
    Share the excitement as we get ready to tell the world that we are indeed Growing Good Mental Health.
    www.growinggoodmentalhealth.com

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