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Reframing Resistance: Strategies for Moving Therapy Along with Challenging Clients - Cleveland
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When: Friday, February 9, 2018
9:00 AM
Where: United States

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Reframing Resistance: Strategies for Moving Therapy Along with Challenging Clients Therapists often encounter more difficult clients who seem passive, uninterested in change, or who continue making self-destructive choices. Often, therapy with these clients gets stuck in a "holding pattern", and these clients get labeled as "resistant". In this workshop, participants will develop a better understanding of how therapists unintentionally contribute to the resistance dynamic, will understand new approaches to connecting with these clients, and will be able to practice ways to significantly shift the course of therapy in a positive direction. Upon completion of the workshop, participants will be able to: 1. Describe how to build a therapeutic alliance that maximizes client engagement 2. Explain the numerous contributions therapists make to client resistance 3. Name more than six powerful methods to redirect a "stuck" therapy process 4. Distinguish between process and outcome resistance 5. Modify therapist responses to strong "triggered" client emotional reactions Christine Elliott, Ph.D. is a Licensed Psychologist with more than 25 years of experience as a clinician in private practice and mental health settings. She earned her PhD in Clinical Psychology from Case Western Reserve University. She is a Lecturer in the Department of Counseling at John Carroll University, having taught the "Holiness and Wholeness" course in the Spiritual Wellness and Counseling program. Dr. Elliott regularly leads training seminars for counselors at Cleveland State University. EMERGE Counseling, and the Stephen Ministries Training Program. She is a frequent leader for educational support groups which address spiritual and emotional needs, including bereavement, divorce recovery, and marital enrichment. Dr. Elliott is active on the Board of Trustees of the City Mission of Cleveland, Dress for Success, and other agencies which seek to transform compassionate values into service to the community. Dr. Elliott's clinical expertise focuses on several areas: bringing the spiritual and religious aspects of clients' lives into active utilization as a resource in psychotherapy, working with clients with backgrounds of trauma and abuse, and couples and marital therapy. Her extensive years of experience in individual, couples, and family therapy help her to blend cutting-edge knowledge of clinical psychology with an embracing of the power that spirituality can add to the process of psychotherapy.

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John Carroll University

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John Carroll University - Dolan 202-203

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1 John Carroll Blvd

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University Heights

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