The therapist will offer a simple, active paradoxical strategy that the client can integrate into their belief system about therapeutic change and then implement in a moment-by-moment to respond to anticipatory worries and the urge to avoid. The therapeutic stance of “seeking out” in this model hits squarely at any person’s tendency to resist.
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Reid Wilson, Ph.D, is a licensed psychologist who directs the Anxiety Disorders Treatment Center. He is also Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. He is an international expert in the treatment of anxiety disorders, with books translated into nine languages.