Working with Resistant Clients (3/9/18)
Leader: Raymond DiGiuseppe, Ph.D., Director of Professional Education and Clinical Supervisor, Albert Ellis Institute
Date: Friday, March 9, 2018 | 1:30 pm – 4:45 pm
Location: 145 East 32nd Street, 9th Floor (Directions)
3 Continuing Education Credits (APA, NBCC, New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work & Mental Health Counselors)
Are clients really resistant or is it more accurate to see them as feeling demoralized, hopeless and stuck? How can we help such clients begin again to change their lifestyles? And how can we help them maintain that change? Clients grappling with a wide variety of problems, including addictions, eating disorders, and bi-polar disorders all get “stuck” at times. This workshop will focus on ways to renew hope and return to the process of therapeutic change. The workshop will draw on what we now know from neurobiology and will focus on techniques from motivational interviewing and Rational Emotive & Cognitive Behavior Therapy (RE&CBT) approaches.
- Utilize change language and other motivational interviewing techniques to help clients who are “stuck” in their therapeutic progress get back on track.
- Apply RE&CBT techniques to re-motivate and re-activate old, healthy behaviors that have been dropped.
- Practice RE&CBT techniques for working more effectively with unmotivated, demoralized and seemingly hopeless clients to renew their efforts to manage their problems more successfully.
1:30 – 2:00pm: Reasons for resistance in psychotherapy
2:00 – 3:00pm: Introduction to motivational interviewing & RE&CBT
3:00 – 4:30pm: Integrating motivational interviewing and RE&CBT techniques to manage resistance and maximize therapeutic benefits
4:30 – 4:45pm: Evaluations
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.
Albert Ellis Institute is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s (NYSED) State Board for Social Workers as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0131.
Albert Ellis Institute is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Mental Health Counselors #MHC-0019.