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IC07 Short Course 35 - Slowing Down to Go Faster: Utilizing Resistance for Solution Development - Clifton Mitchell, PhD

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Erickson Congress |  Erickson Congress 2007
Clifton Mitchell, PhD
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Original Program Date:
Dec 07, 2007
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The social interaction theory of resistance will be presented followed by application of the theory at critical junctures in the therapeutic dialogue. Errors therapists make that create resistance as well as approaches for resolving and by-passing resistance will be discussed. Utilization of "Yes but . . ." and "I don't know" responses through adjustments in the therapist's approach and through a meticulous use of language will specifically be addressed. Detailed handouts will be provided.

Educational Objectives:

  1. To describe two common errors therapists make that foster and promote client resistance.
  2. To describe a method for managing and utilizing common difficulties, such as "I don't know" responses.

*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.