Reaching Through Resistance: Advanced Psychotherapy Techniques (Paperback)
About half of all psychotherapy clients have little to no response or can even worsen in treatment. Why? They unknowingly use treatment-defeating behaviors, or resistances, that prevent emotional closeness and successful collaboration with the therapist.
Reaching through Resistance will help you
detect treatment resistance from the first client contact
understand the emotional factors behind resistance
discern various degrees and forms of resistance
recognize signs of anxiety in the body
activate and monitor unprocessed, unconscious impulses and feelings
turn a client against his/her long-held defeating behaviors
regulate intense anxiety when emotions are activated
mobilize the client's unconscious wish to become well
recognize signs of a powerful healing force: the unconscious therapeutic alliance
By detecting avoidance patterns and using specific interventions developed to handle them, you can empower a collaborative, vigorous treatment alliance with yo.