2022 Courses


Trainer: Judy Hatswell
Judy is recognised Australia wide for her outstanding knowledge in the area of student welfare, behaviour management and whole school approaches enabling students to be responsible for their behaviour. Her workshops focus on teachers learning practical skills for implementation in the classroom. Judy has been teaching Choice Theory/Reality Therapy courses for schools since 1980. She has assisted schools to implement Glasser’s strategies as an approach for Whole School Programs, classroom implementation and highly successful techniques for working with individual students.

Time:           8.30am – 4.30pm each day
Venue:        37 Oakes Road, West Pennant Hills

2022 Training Course Dates:

  • 22nd – 25th February
  • 24th – 27th May
  • 21st – 24th June
  • 23rd – 26th August
  • 25th – 28th October
  • 22nd – 25th November

Contact: Judy Hatswell
email: judyhats@bigpond.net.au
Ph: +61 2 9872 4231

Learn, Practice, Internalise. – Judy Hatswell & Associates Intensive Training Courses

  • Choice Theory
  • Reality Therapy
  • 6R’s for Quality Learning
  • Effective Lead Management
  • Questioning for Responsibility
  • Understanding the Conflict Cycle
  • Interviewing Resistant Clients
  • Developing Quality Relationships
  • Self Evaluation of Learning
  • 27 Accredited Training Hours

CHOICE THEORY explains why (and to a great extent how) people behave.  All of our behaviour is purposeful, and the purpose is always to attempt to satisfy the basic biological and psychological needs of survival, love and belonging, power, freedom and fun.  The theory is called Choice Theory because all behaviour is our best attempt, at the moment, to control ourselves (so that we can control the world around us) and we continually try to satisfy one or more of these basic needs.The only behaviour a person has any control over is their own.  One person cannot ‘make’ another person do anything that person chooses not to do. Choice Theory provides the reason why authoritarian management does not, and will not, result in long term behaviour change.

Choice Theory is the opposite to Stimulus-Response Theory.  Choice Theory states that all behaviour is internally motivated and chosen.  From a stimulus-response perspective behaviour is caused by someone or something outside the individual.

REALITY THERAPY is a method of interviewing based on Choice Theory to help individuals gain more effective control over their own lives.  Reality Therapy is the process of developing effective counselling and management skills.  This approach has proven valuable in education, parenting, leadership and management;  it lends itself to any situation where people need to learn how to satisfy their needs in responsible ways.

Reality Therapy is based on the belief that we all choose what we do with our lives and that we are responsible for the choices.  Responsibility is defined as learning to choose behaviours that satisfy our needs and, at the same time, do not deprive others of a chance to do the same.

LEAD MANAGEMENT focuses on management change utilising many of the principles outlined by W. Edwards Deming.  Central to the development of a quality organisation is that participants are involved as a learning community striving for more effective outcomes.

COURSE OUTCOMES:             

  • Recognise that all behaviour is internally motivated
  • Recognise that people are responsible for themselves and their actions
  • Understand the implications of Choice Theory on professional practice
  • Awareness of the counselling environment and procedures that lead to change
  • Develop and practice the skills of Reality Therapy
  • Understand the components of a quality organisation
  • Accreditation by The William Glasser Institute


Developing a Quality Classroom

2022 Training Course Dates:

  • 22nd – 25th February
  • 24th – 27th May
  • 21st – 24th June
  • 23rd – 26th August
  • 25th – 28th October
  • 22nd – 25th November

Basic Intensive Training in Choice Theory, Reality Therapy and Lead Management integrates whole school development and effective communication.

Join up to 16 participants for 27 hours of challenging, interactive and fun training.

Fully accredited by the NSW Institute of Teachers.

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From Blame to Gain
Working with Resistant Clients Using Choice Theory/Reality Therapy

Sydney – Contact Judy for dates

An interactive 2 day workshop.

  • Apply theory to achieve success
  • Assist clients to move from the Cycle of Blame to the Circle of Strength
  • Reframe blame language to internal responsibility
  • Maintain balance when working with challenging clients
  • Using metaphor and paradoxical techniques

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cic-logoOver the 4 stages participants will:

  • Learn the theory of how and why people behave and how this applies in the workplace.
  • Learn the theory and skills in effective leadership.
  • Understand processes to develop core values in the work place.
  • Learn how to enhance communicating effectively in challenging situations.
  • Develop skills in assisting staff to succeed
  • Explore how to further align core organisational belief’s, vision and implementation
  • Understand the importance of the practice of ongoing self-evaluation.
  • Work in small groups to support other participants to refine their skills.

This course has ICF approval, providing 54 Core Competency hours of Continuing Coaching Education.

Stage One

Enhancing your coaching skills via understanding internal psychology and learning the Positive Outcome Process

2 day workshop

Cost $880 / $770 for ICF members

Stage Two

Facilitating clients from the Cycle of Blame to the Circle of Strength

2 day workshop

Cost $880 / $770 for ICF members

Stage Three

Lead Management theory and practice for the Positive Outcome Process

2 day workshop

Cost $880 / $770 for ICF members

Stage Four

Internalising the Positive Outcome Process. Implementing the Positive Outcome Process with resistant clients

2 day workshop

Cost $880 / $770 for ICF members

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