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BT08 Short Course 21 - Ten Fundamental Principles for Preventing and Resolving Therapeutic Resistance - Clifton Mitchell, PhD

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Short Courses |  Resistance |  Brief Therapy |  Therapeutic Relationship |  Therapist Development
Brief Therapy Conference |  Brief Therapy Conference 2008
Clifton Mitchell, PhD
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Original Program Date:
Dec 11, 2008
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Building from the premise that clients are always cooperating and that resistance is created from the interaction style of the therapist, this presentation will present ten foundational principles for managing resistance from a social interaction theory perspective. The primary focus will be on managing resistance at pivotal points in the therapeutic dialogue. 

Educational Objectives:

  1. To list the fundamental principles for managing high levels of resistance in the therapeutic dialogue.
  2. Given a case, apply a number of techniques which will by-pass the typical approaches to resistance and assist in resolving it.

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Clifton Mitchell Ph.D., is an international clinical trainer and keynote speaker who has a love for teaching and over 25 years of training experience. He delivers practical information in a uniquely entertaining, fast-paced style that is filled with humor and illuminating examples. In his latest book, Priming: Programming the Mind for Habit Change and Success, he teaches a scientifically-based system for partnering with the subconscious to eliminate bad habits and create success-advancing behaviors. He also demonstrates how to use priming to radically intensify therapeutic communications and improve outcomes.