The successful management of resistance is the pivotal point of effective therapy. It is also a critical component in alleviating therapists´ stress. Although most therapists have been trained extensively in theoretical approaches, few have had additional training in dealing with resistance. This fast paced, highly practical seminar is designed to teach innovative approaches and ideas to prevent, avoid and resolve resistance. These techniques are applicable across a wide array of clients and problems, and can be integrated with all theoretical approaches including Cognitive-Behavioral, Gestalt, Family Systems, Reality Therapy, Rogerian, Narrative, Solution-Focused, etc. Emphasis will be on "how to" aspects of resistance management and the theory behind each approach is provided.
Participants will be presented with definitions and a model for resistance that empowers therapists in managing problems. Discover common mistakes therapists make that promote resistance and discuss the general principles for dealing with resistance. Therapists will gain exposure to specific approaches and techniques, particularly utilizing the inherent power of language to circumvent resistance. Common client impasses such as, "Yes, but..." and "I don´t know," responses will be addressed. Upon completion of the training, participants will have a broad array of techniques to add to their repertoire and to aid in reducing the stress that accompanies their most frustrating clients.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
- Master critical principles that are resistance neutralizers
- Discover common therapist errors that promote resistance
- Empower yourself to conceptualize resistance as a means for controlling stress
- Acquire practical approaches for creating viable goals
- Use the inherent power of language to create therapeutic movement
- Overcome the fundamental problem of over-questioning
- Learn tactics to counteract "I don?t know" and "Yes, but..." responses
- Differentiate between conventional and modern definitions of resistance
- Conceptualize resistance in a manner that empowers counselors to avoid, circumvent and utilize it for client benefit
- Understand and overcome the most common errors therapists make that foster and promote client resistance
- Identify basic principles for dealing with resistance in therapeutic environments
- Explain the pitfalls of over-questioning when working with resistant clients and how to employ more effective alternative approaches
- Understand methods for dealing with common difficulties such as, "Yes, but..." and "I don´t know" responses
- Understand and explain the inherent power of language with regards to resistance and employ numerous specific linguistic techniques that circumvent resistance and create therapeutic movement
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Clifton Mitchell, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist, has a love for teaching and over 18 years experience as a trainer and motivational speaker. He delivers practical information in a uniquely entertaining, fast-paced style that is filled with examples from his years of experience in mental health. For the past 10 years, Dr. Mitchell has studied and presented seminars on methods for dealing with resistance in therapy. In his book, Effective Techniques for Dealing with Highly Resistant Clients, he compiled the best ideas and approaches on managing resistance that, before now, were scattered throughout the mental health literature. Dr. Mitchell has been published in numerous professional journals including the Journal of Personality Assessment, Perceptual and Motor Skills, Psychology and Education, Journal of Psychological Type, The Professional School Counselor and The Advocate. His ideas and writings have also been published in Men´s Health Today and Barron´s Financial Weekly. Dr. Mitchell is currently a professor of counseling at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, Tennessee, where he received the Teacher of the Year award in 2002. For more information, visit Dr. Mitchell´s website at www.cliftonmitchell.com.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
"The training is not only extremely loaded with great useful techniques, but it is also very intriguing and entertaining. Never a moment of boredom (wish I had Dr. Mitchell as my counseling instructor)." - Angie Barnard
"Excellent! I wish I had not rated other workshops as 4´s & 5´s so I would have an exclusive rating for this one!" - Freddie Bailey, LADAC Counselor
"One of the best presentations I have attended in 20 years? depth of knowledge of subject and presentation was exceptional!" - Edward Harper, LCSW
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
- Social Workers
- Marriage and Family Therapists
- Psychiatric Nurses
- Drug and Alcohol Counselors
- School Guidance Counselors
- Case Managers
- Pastoral Counselors
Cross Country Education is an approved provider by the Florida Board of Nursing, provider #50-466. This course is offered for 7.2 contact hours.
Cross Country Education provider #1005, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Licensure Boards (ASWB), through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program (approved through 1-27-06). Cross Country Education, Inc. maintains responsibility for the program. Social workers will receive 6 continuing education clock hours for participating in this course. Licensed social workers should contact their individual state jurisdiction to review the current continuing education requirements for licensure renewal. Visit ASWB´s website at www.aswb.org for more information.
Cross Country Education is an approved provider by NAADAC Approved Education Provider Program (Provider #369). This course is offered for 6 contact hours.
Cross Country Education is an approved sponsor of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists. This course is offered for 6 clock hours.
Cross Country Education is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Tennessee Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center´s Commission on Accreditation. Provider #044013109, this course is offered for 7.2 contact hours.
Cross Country Education is an approved provider with the Iowa Board Of Nursing, approved provider #328. This course is offered for 7.2 contact hours.
Cross Country Education is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP 13345, for 7.2 contact hours.
Cross Country Education is an NBCC Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP?) and may offer NBCC approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. (NBCC Provider #5904) The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program. Six (6) contact (clock) hours are being awarded for completion of this program.
Cross Country Education is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Cross Country Education maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This program offers 6 CE credits for psychologists. Full attendance is required to receive credit for psychologist, variable credit for partial attendance may not be awarded based on the APA guidelines.
This program has been approved by the Commission for Case Manager Certification for 6 clock hours of continuing education (approval #5948147577).
This seminar qualifies for 6 continuing education hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific filing requirements.