Overcoming Resistance: Skills for Treating Resistant, Unmotivated Patients, and Re-Establishing Alliance Ruptures (2/8/19)
Leader: Raymond DiGiuseppe, Ph.D.
Date: Friday, February 8, 2019 | 1:30 pm – 4:45 pm
Location: 145 East 32nd Street, 9th Floor (Directions)
3 Continuing Education Credits/Contact Hours (APA, NBCC, New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work & Mental Health Counselors)
At least 30% of psychotherapy patients do not respond to even the most empirically supported treatments. We often label such patients as resistant. This workshop will explore the reasons why patients do not respond to treatment, including having multiple diagnoses, more serious psychopathology, a lack of motivation, alliance ruptures, countertransference, and therapists’ failure to deliver common factor or specific interventions faithfully. This workshop will focus on strategies to renew hope and return to the process of therapeutic change. The workshop will draw on what we now know about treatment failures and will focus on techniques from motivational interviewing; repairing alliance ruptures and other techniques from Rational-Emotive & Cognitive Behavior Therapy (RE&CBT).
- Participants will describe the numbers and types of patients who do not respond to psychotherapy.
- Participants will identify the reasons that some clients are not responding to treatment.
- Participants will develop treatment plans from RE&CBT, Common factors theory, and therapeutic alliance rupture research that can improve treatment success with patients who have not improved.
Albert Ellis Institute is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Albert Ellis Institute maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Albert Ellis Institute is approved by The State Education Departments State Board for Social Work. The Albert Ellis Institute maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Albert Ellis Institute has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5145. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Albert Ellis Institute is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
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