William Glasser International, Inc.

The organization known formerly as "The William Glasser Institute, Inc." will now be "William Glasser International, Inc." and the new web address is www.wglasserinternational.org. William Glasser International, Inc. is under the direction of the International Board.

The Institute for Reality Therapy was founded in 1967 by Dr. William Glasser, lecturer, author and board-certified psychiatrist, as a response to the requests by professionals for formal training in  Dr. Glasser’s counseling method, reality therapy.  In 1994, The Institute was renamed The Institute for Control Theory, Reality Therapy and Quality Management to reflect the scope of The Institute’s teachings. Two years later it became The William Glasser Institute with Dr. Glasser renaming his theory, choice theory. And in 2013, was named William Glasser International (WGI).

Initially, WGI was active only in the United States and Canada but under Dr. Glasser’s direction, his teachings have now spread to many countries:  Australia, Albania, Bahrain, Bosnia, China, Colombia, Croatia, England, Finland, Germany, Herzegovina, India, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Kuwait, Malaysia, New Zealand, Norway, Russia, Scotland, Singapore, Slovenia, South Africa,  and Sweden. His books have now been translated into several languages. 

Since 1967, more than 90,000 people-among them educators, clinicians and managers-have completed the intensive introductory course in reality therapy. More than 12,000 have gone on to complete the certification process. 

WGI's mission is: Inspiring Peace, Joy & Quality with Choice Theory.  The primary task of WGI is to monitor all training leading to Choice Theory/Reality Therapy Certification and the achievement of faculty status. WGI also maintains the records of those who complete various stages of the process worldwide. Some of the other tasks involve: maintaining a website, producing various publications, communicating with the members and member organizations locally and worldwide, developing new courses and supporting research in the application of Dr. Glasser's ideas.

The International Board

The seven areas have been created provisionally by the Interim Board as a way to ensure that everyone has representation on the Board that the Board is an efficient size The number of representatives is based on the number of certified people in each area. We are aware that this division is not final. It will be revised and updated by future Boards.


WGI Delegates

Janet Morgan

Janet Fain Morgan

Nancy Herrick

Nancy Herrick

Shrut Tekwani

Shruti Tekwani