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Therapeutic treatment addressing the client's present maladaptive behavior and aiming to develop the client's ability to cope with a stressful reality. The aim is also to have them take greater responsibility for the fulfillment of their needs. Toward those ends, the therapist plays an active role in examining the clients daily routines, suggesting healthier ways for them to behave.

REALITY THERAPY: "Reality therapy has as one of its goals the acceptance of more responsibility on the part of the client."

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