This workshop will define a social interaction model of resistance and present techniques for managing resistance within the therapeutic interaction. Techniques offered include: methods for disrupting patterns, seeking solutions within the details of client’s problems, the importance of determining emotionally compelling reasons for change, maintain an attitude of naïve puzzlement, the proper labeling of issues, and establishing mutually agreed upon goals. The ideas and methods presented are readily integrated into all theoretical approaches and client problems. A detailed handout will be provided. With Clifton Mitchell and Linda Mitchell.
Explain the difference between conventional and modern definitions of resistance and conceptualize resistance in a manner that empowers them to avoid, circumvent, and utilize form client benefit.
Describe techniques for managing resistance as it arises in the therapeutic dialogue.
*Sessions may be edited for content and to preserve confidentiality*