Dr William Glasser was the developer of Reality Therapy and Choice Theory. He was also notable for applying his theories to broader social issues, such as education, management, and marriage, to name a few.
Glasser notably deviated from conventional psychiatrists by warning the general public about the potential detriments caused by the profession of psychiatry in its traditional form because of the common goal to diagnose a patient with a mental illness and prescribe medications to treat the particular illness when, in fact, the patient may simply be acting out of unhappiness, not a brain disorder.
Glasser advocated the consideration of mental health as a public health issue.
On August 23, 2013 Dr. William Glasser died peacefully in his home surrounded by his wife Carleen and his son Martin.