Choice theory offers an explanation of human behavior and motivation. With its emphasis on the importance of satisfying relationships, choice theory provides a format for understanding why all human beings have a need for interpersonal connections and alliance with others and why people have difficulty maintaining these connections. Reality therapy is the process in which this understanding is put into action. In counseling, the integration of choice theory and reality therapy helps couples and families change their ineffective thinking and actions and create new behaviors that lead to healthy and happy connections with others. This entry provides an overview of choice theory and reality therapy and how these ideas help guide the therapeutic process in couple and family counseling.

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