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Effective Techniques for Dealing with Highly Resistant Clients

Clifton Mitchell PH.D., PH.D.
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Apr 30, 2007
Clifton W. Mithell Publishing
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A to-the-point, practically written guide that teaches tangible, stress-reducing techniques for dealing with psychological resistance in counseling and therapy. A no-nonsense theory of psychological resistance is presented that empowers mental health professionals for dealing with their most difficult clients. This is followed by hundreds of down-to-earth techniques and ideas to prevent and resolve resistance in therapy. Some of the many topics discussed include:

  • empowering ways to conceptualize resistance
  • errors therapist make that create resistance
  • basic principles for dealing with resistance
  • how to use the inherent power of language to create movement
  • the fundamental problems of over-questioning
  • managing "I don t know" and "Yes, but..." responses
  • dealing with silence
  • responding to challenges from clients
  • and practical approaches to goal creation

A valuable resource that both the working professional and student will turn to when seeking realistic, pragmatic ideas and strategies for overcoming stagnation and creating therapeutic movement. Written for the frontline professional working in today s high pressure mental health environment, the book is indexed and designed for quick access to ideas and approaches.



Clifton Mitchell PH.D. Related seminars and products: 2

Clifton Mitchell, Ph.D., is an international clinical trainer with over 25 years of experience. He’s the author of Priming: Programming the Mind for Habit Change and Success and Effective Techniques for Dealing with Highly Resistant Clients.


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