WebsiteThe 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.Initially, The Institute 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, Bosnia, China, Colombia, Croatia, England, Germany, Herzegovina, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Kuwait, Malaysia, New Zealand, Norway, Russia, Scotland, Singapore, Slovenia, South Africa, and Sweden. (Visit The Institute's website at wglasser.com for a full list of international contacts.) His books have now been translated into several languages and he last focused on mental health as applied to counseling, education, management, mental health and marital relationships.Since 1967, more than 75,000 people-among them educators, clinicians and managers-have completed the intensive introductory course in reality therapy. More than 7,000 have gone on to complete the training process leading to reality therapy certification by The Institute. The primary task of The Institute is to monitor all training leading to Reality Therapy Certification and faculty status and to maintain the records of those who complete various stages of the process. Some of the other tasks involve: conducting the sale of Dr. Glasser's books, working with sponsors to various speaking engagements, orchestrating Certification Weeks and Faculty Programs in North America, arranging for Advisory Board of Directors' Meetings and Faculty Retreats, producing various publications and processing benefits tied to these publications.