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BT10 Short Course 18 - The Solution is in the Interaction: Understanding and Applying a Social Interaction Model of Resistance Management - Clifton Mitchell, PhD, Linda Mitchell, EdD

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Short Courses |  Resistance |  Brief Therapy
Brief Therapy Conference |  Brief Therapy Conference 2010
Clifton Mitchell, PhD |  Linda Mitchell, EdD
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Original Program Date:
Dec 09, 2010
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This workshop will define a social interaction model of resistance and present techniques for managing resistance within the therapeutic interaction. Techniques offered include: methods for disrupting patterns, seeking solutions within the details of client’s problems, the importance of determining emotionally compelling reasons for change, maintain an attitude of naïve puzzlement, the proper labeling of issues, and establishing mutually agreed upon goals. The ideas and methods presented are readily integrated into all theoretical approaches and client problems. A detailed handout will be provided. With Clifton Mitchell and Linda Mitchell.

Educational Objectives:

  1. Explain the difference between conventional and modern definitions of resistance and conceptualize resistance in a manner that empowers them to avoid, circumvent, and utilize form client benefit.
  2. Describe techniques for managing resistance as it arises in the therapeutic dialogue. 

*Sessions may be edited for content and to preserve confidentiality*



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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.