William Glasser
Middle East Summit - Bahrain
The Power of Choice REGISTER NOW

4:00-4:45 PM

Opening – Bahraini Royal Anthem

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H.E. Shaikh Hisham Bin Abdulrahman Al Khalifa

Governor of Capital Governorate

INAUGURAL ADDRESS

4:00-4:45 PM

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4:00-4:45 PM

H.E. Shaikh Fajer Bint Ali Al Khalifa,

CHAIRPERSON, WGI ME SUMMIT

WELCOME ADDRESS

4:45-5:15 PM

KEY NOTE SPEAKER

Dr Robert

Dr. ROBERT WUBBOLDING

He was the Director of Training for the William Glasser Institute for 23 years.

He also has taught choice theory/reality therapy in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and North America. He has published 18 books and many articles and chapters in textbooks

His contributions to CT/RT include: a third filter, a major expansion of reality therapy in the spirit of William Glasser, and many other expansions of reality therapy.

TITLE: The Train and the Train Track, The Fork in the Road, WDEP, and Other Critical Issues Such as “Where will the Institute be in 10 Years?”

5:15 -6:00 PM

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Ibrahim Muhammad Ibrahim Al-Khulaifi

Kuwait

Counsellor and author of several publications in Arabic and English (childhood, family, personality and education). Expertise in stages of growth and its educational applications, parental leadership, self-reformulation, Reality therapy, educational psychology

DEVELOP THE ABILITY TO CHOOSE IN CHILDREN

ABSTRACT

This lecture presents the mechanisms of training children and the young population to generate alternative behaviors, evaluate them, and then choose the best one for decision-making.

It also includes recommendations to acquaint the youth to understand the responsibilities of their decision making and the consequences thereto.

6:30 -7:15 PM

Sunny Mahdi

Sunny Mahdi, Egypt

Faculty, William Glasser International

New Hope for Fibromyalgia Patients from a Different Perspective

ABSTRACT

I was overwhelmed by the suffering of fibromyalgia patients and that there is no medical evidence to explain this pain. The question here is that with so many people in so much pain, how can fibromyalgia not be a disease? Dr. Glasser offers the answer to this question in a way that you can use to help yourself as well as your doctors, to better understand.

Most importantly due to lack of specific examinations, analysis or pathology, there is no recognized treatment. Physicians can offer sympathy to patients, administer non-specific medications, and acknowledge their suffering and unanimously agree that nothing specifically helps. However, there is a great need to continue to see their patients. They are at the forefront of research and nothing I share can interfere with anything they are doing to treat their patients (Glasser).

My hope is that this presentation provides a clarity on the things you can do to ease the suffering of patients with fibromyalgia.

7:15 – 8:15 PM

PANEL DISCUSSION

Research in Reality Therapy in the Middle East

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PANEL MODERATOR: Dr. Maryam Al Marzouki

PhD in Psychology; Secretary of the Kuwait Psychological Association; CTRTC

Delegated: Department of Psychology College of Basic Education – Public Authority for Applied Education and Training

7:15 – 8:15 PM

PANELIST

منيرة

Muneera Rashed Ghablan

Kuwait

PhD, Psychology

Satisfying Basic Needs According to Choice Theory (CT) in Creating Personality, Self-esteem and Happiness of University Students

ABSTRACT

This study examined the varying functions of basic needs satisfaction in predicting happiness, self-esteem, and creative personality among university students using a CT based perspective.

A sample of 1100 university students completed the self-report measures of happiness, self-esteem, creating personality, and Basic Needs Scale. Path analysis model (Structure Equation Modeling: SEM) was performed to analyze the predictive relationships between research variables. Findings provided supportive evidence for the major hypothesis of CT as the basic needs satisfaction increases, the happiness increases.

The results indicated that satisfying the need for survival, freedom, fun or entertainment, love and belonging contribute to self-esteem and happiness among university students.

7:15 – 8:15 PM

PANELIST

Research in Reality Therapy – Middle East

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Amal Farouq Alawadhi

Masters in Educational Psychology

Teacher, Ministry of Education

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Implementation of a Reality Therapy Counseling Program to Develop Internal Locus of Control among High School students

ABSTRACT

The sample consisted of (39) students (males and females) from the 10th grade, randomly selected and divided into four groups, two experimental groups consisting of (9) males (10) females, and control groups consisting of (10) males and (10) females, using the quasi-experimental method. Before starting the guidance sessions, the researcher implemented the Locus of Control scale by Julian Rotter; after the sessions were completed, the scale was applied to the experimental and control groups to determine the impact of the program on the development of the Locus of Control, then it was re-implemented (follow-up measurement) on experimental group. The results indicated the effectiveness of the guidance program in the development of the internal locus of control, and the absence of statistically significant differences between the post-measurement and the follow-up measurement of the experimental group, indicating the group’s retention of the concepts of selection theory and reality therapy which they acquired in the program. The researcher suggested re-conducting the study on teachers with external control to know the effectiveness of the method of reality therapy in the development of internal controls and the impact on their relationship with students, and activating the role of psychologist in boys’ and girls’ schools to make group guidance programs to prevent the expected problems.

8:15- 9:00 PM

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ABDULAZIZ A. AL-DABIBY

KINGDOM OF SAUDI ARABIA

Faculty, WGI

Masters Degree

Faculty, (Bw Instructor), William Glasser International

Delivered several courses on Reality therapy, Lead Management, Planning and preparing training programs

PERCEPTIONS OF LOVE AND BELONGING BASED ON CHOICE THEORY AND REALITY THERAPY FROM A SAMPLE GROUP IN THE GULF COUNCIL COUNTRIES (GCC)

ABSTRACT

The study aimed at identifying the perceptions of love and belonging among adults and children, and to find the influential element overall behavior (action- thinking- feelings- physiological symptoms) and degree of its satisfaction among the sample members, based on Choice Theory.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

4:00 – 4:30 PM

KIM OLVER

KIM OLVER

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF WGI

Kim Olver is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, a National Certified Coach, Senior Faculty and the current Executive Director of WGI since 2013. Kim first learned CT/RT in 1987 and has been dissecting its many layers ever since. During COVID, she created the Mental Freedom Process as a way of assisting others to integrate CT on the fast track. Kim is the author of four books, Leveraging Diversity at Work, Secrets of Happy Couples, Choosing Me Now and A Choice Theory Psychology Guide to Relationships.

TITLE: DIVERSITY IN RELATIONSHIPS

4:30 – 5:15 PM

Dr Mustafa

Dr. Mustafa Abu Saad

Clinical Consultant and Psychotherapist

PhD in Psychology Specializes in self-development and educational and family counseling Author of books on family education and author of a number of educational articles

My Husband Has ….. Relationships. What Should I Do?

ABSTRACT

Family counseling stems from gaining insight into the existing problems of the counselee, and then working to address them. Gaining an insight into the available options and negotiating the possible outcomes or consequences of each partner’s choices, to achieve a balance and resulting happiness.

Women who discover a husband’s relationship with other women, experience four psychological crises; unfortunately, neither she nor most of the non-specialists she consults realize that the focus is on on the problem that often does not concern the other women (nor her responsibilities and choices).

The objectives of the presentation are:

1- Women’s awareness of the origin of the problem;

2- Actuate awareness about who is responsible for the problem;

3- Provide an awareness to women about their choices and resulting consequences.

4- Guiding the counselee to understand their needs and how to satisfy them in a responsible way.

5:15 – 6:00 PM

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Dr. Ahmad Mohammad Bozabar

Internationally certified trainer in planning and training. A former leader in several government organizations, he stood with the choice Theory in his book: “They deceived you and said.”

LEADERSHIP CHALLENGES

ABSTRACT

The presentation will demonstrate in what ways challenges need to be met by an effective leader, highlighting:

  1. How to view leadership as a “choice” not a “position?

  2. How to describe yourself as a (4WD) leader?

  3. How to see yourself as a four-perspective type of leader?

  4. How to be a good leader by being an effective follower?

6:30 – 7:30 PM

PANEL DISCUSSION

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NADEEN ABBAS

PANEL MODERATOR

Senior Instructor, Australian College of Kuwait

School of Business

Faculty, (BW Instructor), William Glasser International.

15 years of experience in university teaching, corporate training and consulting. The first introduce choice theory as part of the Australian university curriculum in the past six years, the subject is taught to approximately 250 students annually.

She holds a degree in Architectural Engineering from the University of Jordan and a Master of Engineering and a Master of Business Administration from RMIT University in Australia.

Understanding of Choice Theory: Students of The Australian College of Kuwait.

Teaching students at the Business and Economic department of the Australian University of Kuwait, Choice Theory (CT) for a period of six hours, presentations were made by students on what they had learnt and how they were using it in their collegiate and personal lives.

This Panel discussion will allow students to make individual presentations of their understanding of CT and benefits of its learning.

Panel Moderator will also demonstrate that CT can be introduced, even for 6 hours, within the University curriculum as an introduction to CT.

Najia Sultan

Zainab Maqseed

Ahmed Al-Saqqaf

7:15 – 8:15 PM

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Shatha Saif Al-Shamsi

UAE

Faculty, (BW Instructor), William Glasser International.

Training Manager at Landmark Dubai

Representative of the International Self-Esteem Association in the UAE Personal Coach in Self- Management

The human dimension in Leading Management.

ABSTRACT

Lead Management is the application of Choice Theory to any situation where one’s responsibility is to manage others. This would include managing workers, students, our own children, members of social/civi groups, etc. The practice of Choice Theory in businesses and organizations has positive results and leads to greater success in the work place. The human component in Lead management requires in-depth practice of Choice Theory resulting in subsequent Quality management. This presentation provides information on:

1- Quality concept

2-Leadership management environment

3-The values ​​that leadership management adopts in its practices

4-Relationships between team members and the lead manager

5-The concept and practices of the individual in organizations displaying responsibility, commitment and quality.

8:15- 9:00 PM

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Dr. Fatima Abdullah

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Family and marriage counselor. Practicum Supervisor CTRT

Trainer; Presenter of many matrimonial and educational programs; co-author of several papers outside Saudi Arabia, writer and author of many books in human development and self-development

Marital Dialogue according to Choice Theory and Reality therapy

ABSTRACT

Objective: Spreading awareness of the importance of successful emotional dialogue and its role in satisfying needs in order to achieve psychological stability by clarifying (4) concepts.

Objectives:

1- Clarify the importance of successful marital dialogue.

2- Spreading awareness of the issue of marital dialogue and its consequences for the spouses.

3- Knowing how the awareness of spouses is formed.

4- The meaning of emotional separation and its role in destroying married life.

5- Maintaining the stability of the family and society.

4:00 – 4:30 PM

KEYNOTE SPEECH

1994

Dr. Bashir Saleh Al Rashidi

Professor of Psychology

Senior Faculty, WGI

Prof. Basheer Al-Rashidi holds a PhD in educational psychology from Ohio State University in 1982 and a PhD in Management and Leadership from Dundee University

Founder and chairman of psychological & educational consultancy office, 1982- 1989, the first of its kind in the Arab world.

The first Kuwaiti certified in Reality Therapy and the first Arab author who has published several books on CT and RT in Arabic language.

Mentor and Supervisor to several Masters students who researched and wrote about choice theory and its application in academia and the work.

 

TITLE OF KEYNOTE SPEECH:

YOUR LIFE IS THE PRODUCT OF YOUR THOUGHTS

4:30 – 5:15 PM

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DR. Elsayed Mostafa Ragheb Elakraa

Ph.D in Psychology; Psychotherapist – Faculty WGI.

Choice theory & Reality therapy and its Relationship to the Third Wave of Cognitive therapies

ABSTRACT

The paper aims to present some understandings between the principles and strategies of choice theory and reality therapy and the third trend of psychological treatments, specifically dialectical behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, Schema therapy. In addition, a statement of compatibility in the concepts of psychological needs, values, emotional responsibility, reality, and effective behavior. In addition, compatibility in the use of many techniques and strategies such as strategies for emotions regulation, using metaphors, dealing with the inner critic, dealing with behavioral patterns. Moreover, trying to demonstrate theoretically that reality therapy is one of the most appropriate cognitive therapies to improve psychological well-being and modify behavior patterns

5:15 – 6:00 PM

23 Oct. 2021

PANEL DISCUSSION

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PANEL: MODERATOR

Dr. SYED MOSTAFA ALAKRA

Ph.D in Psychology; Psychotherapist – Faculty WG

Dialogue Between Coach and a Psychologist

23 Oct. 2021

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PANELIST

Othman Abdul Rahman Al-Mahtab

Kuwait

Family and marriage Counsellor

Director of the Family Center for Consultation and Training

5:15-6:00 PM

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PANELIST

DR. HIBAH ALGHAREB

Professional and Leadership Coach

Professional Coach from the International Federation of Coaching Certified Coach, Life Coach and Licensed Professional from Edexcel Education, Licensed Practitioner in a Number of International Standards in Coaching, Counseling, and Consulting Styles, Coach in Coaching and Leadership for Strategy, Over 19 years of experience in institutional development and strategic leadership Academic disciplines (mass communication – psychology – business administration – strategic leaders.

ABSTRACT

The lecture aims to shed light on both the concept of coaching or personal guidance and Choice Theory through:
1)The similarities between them
2)The models used in them
3)Practices
4)Objectives
5)The similarity between the steps of Reality Therapy, and the models of individual, family, and professional guidance
6)The extent to which it is possible to benefit from Choice Theory and Reality Therapy as an introduction to the practice of coaching
7)The possibility of providing relevant guidance in coaching techniques
8)Practical models for the coaching session and its steps

6:30 – 7:30 PM

DR. ROBERT WUBBOLDING

ROLE PLAY DEMONSTRATION

Dr Robert

7:30 – 9:00 PM

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