The Prerequisites of Change: Advanced Techniques for Positive Change with Difficult Clients
What does a therapist do when Motivational Interviewing (MI) and CBT are not working? Graduate therapy courses do not typically teach techniques that address how to help highly resistant, unresponsive, uninvolved, involuntary, and/or defiant clients to change. In this program, a model of change is presented that makes use of what could be called the prerequisites or precursors of change. Without these factors positive change is unlikely. Put in a different way, we have all been taught the “defense mechanisms,” but this presentation makes use of the “offense mechanisms” of change, based on empi...Read morerically validated precursors of change. However, the main focus of this workshop is to provide powerful techniques to dissolve resistance so that CBT and other standard therapy approaches can then finally take effect. Less...
- Describe the prerequisites or precursors of change, without which therapeutic change is unlikely.
- Explain why standard therapies such as CBT, MI, and the Stages of Change can be ineffective with some clients.
- Implement unique and powerful techniques that will directly dissolve resistance and inspire the move to positive change.
- Intermediate to Advanced
Saturday, August 19, 2023
11:00 AM EDT - 02:15 PM EDTRegister for this Webinar
About the speaker
Fred J. Hanna, PhD
11:00-11:05 – Introduction
11:05-11:30 – Making use of research on empathy and the therapeutic relationshio
11:30-12:00- Techniques for Instilling a Sense of Necessity
12:00-12:30- Grit or The Willingness to Experience Anxiety or Difficulty
12:30-12:45 – Break
12:45-1:15 – Awareness and Confronting the Problem
1:15-1:45 – Effort Toward Change and Hope for Change
1:45-2:05 – Building Social Support
2:05-2:15 – Q&A
CE Information - Earn 3 CE Credit Hours
American Psychological Association
Association of Social Work Boards
National Board for Certified Counselors
New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work
New York Education Department Board of Creative Arts Therapy
New York Education Department for Licensed Mental Health Counselors
New York Education Department Board for Licensed Psychoanalysts
New York State Education Department's State Board for Psychology
New York State Education Department's State Board for Marriage and Family Therapy
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