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IC19 Short Course 10 - It’s All Their Fault! Essential Pragmatic Tools to Get Through To and Work Well With the Toughest, Most Resistant, Unmotivated Clients - Ilene Wolf, MA, LMFT

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Short Courses |  Therapeutic Relationship |  Therapist Development |  Trance |  Resistance
Erickson Congress |  Erickson Congress 2019
Ilene Wolf, MA, LMFT
1 Hour 19 Minutes
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Original Program Date:
Dec 12, 2019
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This interactive workshop utilizes the group to teach and apply highly effective trance methods, combined with evidenced-based research from Stanford, and drama therapy action methods, (i.e. sociometric scaling, role reversal to increase empathy and the empty chair), to address clients’ unwillingness to give up defensiveness, blame and other relationship problems.

This tool-based program will provide you with concrete skills to be a highly effective therapist when faced with a client’s anger to prevent pre-termination. Interactive Hypnotherapy and Action Methods help to assess and keep clients motivated, so that clients can ultimately give up self-sabotaging defensive behaviors and negative coping styles.


Educational Objectives:

  1. Demonstrate overcoming fear of conflict around difficult clients while learning how to master 5 Essential Communication Tools.
  2. Identify what is the primary mistake therapists repeatedly make when working with difficult clients.
  3. Utilize Drama Therapy and Sociometric Tools to build motivation while creating safety and a cohesive group experience.

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