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Transforming Resistance: What to Do When Therapy Gets Stuck



Most therapists think of “resistance” as the main obstacle to therapeutic progress. But whether it manifests as a passive-aggressive response to interventions, desperation for help alternating with a refusal to collaborate, self-destructive behaviour, or struggle for therapeutic control, the underlying conflicts about self-protection vs. trust in the therapeutic process remain the same. Even when clients sincerely want something different for themselves, they often can’t control the instinctive defensive responses evoked by the therapeutic relationship—but it doesn’t have to thwart therapy. In this recording, discover how to: 

  • Befriend the resistance by treating it as a resource and allying with it 
  • Reframe stuckness as a survival strategy and increase clients’ curiosity about the process 
  • Help clients use action, movement, and gesture to experience stuckness or resistance in new, more empowering ways 


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Average Rating:
   4.3
Faculty:
Janina Fisher, Ph.D.
Duration:
2 Hours 03 Minutes
Copyright:
Mar 19, 2021
Product Code:
NOS096121
Media Type:
Digital Seminar
Access:
Never expires.

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Continuing Professional Development Certificates - PESI Australia, in collaboration with PESI in the USA, offers quality online continuing professional development events from the leaders in the field at a standard recognized by professional associations including psychology, social work, occupational therapy, alcohol and drug professionals, counselling and psychotherapy. On completion of the training, a Professional Development Certificate is issued after the individual has answered and submitted a quiz and course evaluation. This online program is worth 2.25 hours CPD.

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Janina Fisher, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist and instructor at the Trauma Center, founded by Bessel van der Kolk, MD. A faculty member of the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute, an EMDR International Association consultant, past president of the New England Society for the Treatment of Trauma and Dissociation, and former instructor, Harvard Medical School, Dr. Fisher lectures nationally and internationally on the integration of the neurobiological research and new trauma treatment paradigms into traditional psychotherapies. 

Speaker Disclosures: Financial: Janina Fisher is in private practice. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. 

Nonfinancial: Janina Fisher has no relevant nonfinancial relationship to disclose.


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Objectives

  1. Determine how to avoid “resisting the client’s resistance” to improve clinical outcomes. 
  2. Evaluate how to befriend client resistance by treating it as a resource and allying it with it. 
  3. Assess how to reframe resistance and stuckness as a survival strategy. 
  4. Appraise action, movement, and gesture to help clients experience stuckness or resistance in new, more empowering ways.  

Outline

Describe how to avoid “resisting the client’s resistance” to improve clinical outcomes. 
  • Resistance and the psychotherapist 
  • “Dancing with resistance” 
Explain how to befriend client resistance by treating it as a resource and allying it with it. 
  • Looking at the protective function of resistance 
  • Treating resistance as a “survival resource” 
Assess how to reframe resistance and stuckness as a survival strategy. 
  • Understanding resistance in the context of trauma and attachment failure 
  • Communicating ‘positive regard’ for resistance 
Explore action, movement, and gesture to help clients experience stuckness or resistance in new, more empowering ways.  
  • From resistance into empowerment 
  • Making use of the energy of resistance 

Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Psychotherapists
  • Therapists
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Case Managers
  • Physicians
  • Nurses
  • Other Mental Health Professionals

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