About the Speaker
Robert E. Wubbolding, EdD, dearly known as Bob, is an internationally renowned teacher, author and practitioner of Reality Therapy.
His busy professional life includes Professor Emeritus of Xavier University, Faculty Associate of Johns Hopkins University, and Director of the Center for Reality Therapy. He is Senior Faculty for William Glasser International, Inc and was personally appointed by Dr. Glasser to be the first Director of Training for his institute. In this position he coordinated and monitored the Certification, Supervisor, and Instructor Training programs (1988-2011). He has taught Choice Theory and Reality Therapy in the United States, Europe, Asia, North Africa, and the Middle East.
He is a Psychologist, Professional Clinical Counselor, Board Certified Coach, and member of the American Psychological Association, as well as the American Counseling Association.
He has received the Marvin Rammelsberg Award presented to a person in a helping profession who best exemplifies the qualities of friendship, brotherhood, and humanitarianism, and who displays exemplary leadership qualities and made outstanding contributions to professional organizations. He received the Herman J. Peters award for exemplary leadership to promote the profession of counseling and the Greater Cincinnati Counseling Association unique Recognition of Merit Award.
He also received the Mary Corre Foster award for exemplifying qualities of leadership within the counseling profession and promoting the standards of excellence within the profession and the University of Cincinnati College of Education Outstanding Alumnus Award. In 2014 he was named “Legend of Counseling” at the meeting of the American Counseling Association in Hawaii.
His professional goal has been to make Reality Therapy academically respectable and widely practiced, as well as to adapt the theory across cultures, and universally applicable. To achieve this goal, he has sought to strengthen the delivery system, published 14 books, 31 chapters in textbooks including over 100 entries in counseling and psychology journals, and developed a teaching tool for Reality Therapy, called the WDEP system. This expression of Reality Therapy facilitates both learning and practicing the skills individually, in groups, on an organizational basis by people around the world working in agencies, schools, and businesses.