The user of Reality Therapy, the WDEP system, applies the principles to individuals, to groups, and to organizations. Central to the effective use of the system is the establishment of a fair, firm, and friendly atmosphere, climate, environment, or relationship.
Built on the above environment, the procedures of reality therapy summarized in the WDEP system, including
- helping clients, students, employees define and clarify their wants (W),
- Examining their total behavior: feelings, effective or ineffective self-talk, and especially their actions (D).
- A searching and even at times uncomfortable self-evaluation (E)
- Culminating in specific and attainable positive plans (P) for improvement .
For more details of reality therapy, including 22 kinds of self-evaluation, please consult the most comprehensive book written on this topic, Reality Therapy for the 21st Century, by Robert E. Wubbolding, Ed.D. You may order the book from the resource section.