The leadership role in mental health has been assumed by psychiatrists who diagnose mental illnesses that do not exist and treat them with potentially harmful brain drugs. Dr. Glasser will explain that mental health separate from mental illness does exist if we could change from the mental illness model to a new public health model based on mental health. This will allow psychotherapists to assume a leadership role they don't have now.
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William Glasser, MD, who received his MD degress in 1953 from Case Western Reserve University was an American psychiatrist. William was awarded an honorary doctorate in human letters by the University of San Francisco. Founder and Director of the Institute for Reality Therapy, he was authoer and editor of ten books on the topics of reality therapy and education. He was also the developer of Choice Theory. His ideas, which focus on personal choice, personal responsibility and personal transformation, are considered controversial by mainstream psychiatrists, who focus instead on classifying psychiatric syndromes as "illnesses", and who often prescribe psychotropic medications to treat mental disorders.