Success Counseling has evolved from the original ideas put into life by members of the Gulick Family over a century ago. In evolving over time, we see distinct connections with two powerful psychological models, one developed by Dr. William Glasser called Choice Theory and the other developed by William Powers in his work in Perceptual Control Theory.
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For more about Success Counseling:
This two-part video gives an overview of Success Counseling skills and concepts. The first 22 minutes is filled with examples of Success Counseling in action at The Aloha Foundation. The second 24 minutes is a description of Success Counseling by Barnes Boffey, Director of Training at The Aloha Foundation, and outlines theory and applications that go way beyond the camping model.
This article goes way beyond applications for aging. It has a very clear basic explanation of the Success Counseling theory and lots of examples of how to put the skills into practice.
This article by a former Lanakila staff member and current camp professional explains his understanding of the Success Counseling Process
A post by Shelley Roy about why the levels of perception are important to understand.
For more about Choice Theory:
Choice Theory: A New Psychology of Personal Freedom
William Glasser M.D., Harper Collins Publishers, ISBN #0060930144
Counseling With Choice Theory: the New Reality Therapy
William Glasser M.D., Quill Publishing, ISBN #0060953667
For more about Perceptual Control Psychology:
Making Sense of Behavior: The Meaning of Control
William T. Powers, Benchmark Press, ISBN #0964712156
A People Primer: The Nature of Living Systems:
Shelley Roy, New View Publications, ISBN- #0944337473
For more on the Science of Perceptual Control Theory:
“Adapted Behavior as the Control of Perception”
Within the book: Without Miracles, Gary Cziko, MIT Press, 1995
For more on the works of others who are very much aligned to Success Counseling ideas:
Creating the Conditions: Leadership for Quality Schools
Diane C. Gossen, New View Publications, ISBN #0944337260
My Gift In Return: Thoughts on the Journey to Becoming Real
Barnes Boffey, Ed.D, New View Publications, ISBN #0944337449
Nancy Buck, Black Forest Press, ISBN # 1582750149
Reinventing Yourself: Becoming the Person You Want to Be
Barnes Boffey, Ed.D, New View Publications, ISBN #0944337147
Restitution: Restructuring School Discipline
Diane C. Gossen, New View Publications, ISBN #0944337368
How Emotions Are Made: The Secret Life of the Brain
Lisa Feldman Barrett. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing., NY, NY 2017
“You Aren’t At The Mercy Of Your Emotions — Your Brain Creates Them”
Lisa Feldman Barrett · Neuroscientist, psychologist, author
Can you look at someone’s face and know what they’re feeling? Does everyone experience happiness, sadness and anxiety the same way? What are emotions anyway? For the past 25 years, psychology professor Lisa Feldman Barrett has mapped facial expressions, scanned brains and analyzed hundreds of physiology studies to understand what emotions really are. She shares the results of her exhaustive research — and explains how we may have more control over our emotions than we think.