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Unstuck: Effectively Dealing With Your Most Challenging Clients and Keeping Your Soul Alive as a Therapist
For: Professionals
Provided by: Bill O'Hanlon, MS, LMFT

Date and Time

Thu Apr 25 to Fri Apr 26, 2013 (This event is over)
April 25 & 26, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


223 Main, Ottawa, ON, K1S 1C4

Event Description

This presentation will offer two approaches to recharging your depleted therapist batteries: How to keep your soul alive in your life and your work and how to deal with your most difficult clients in ways that not only further clinical results but decrease frustration and anxiety.
First we’ll delve into what fuels and recharges us in life and work and how to make mid-course corrections if we have gotten onto the wrong track. Next, we’ll take up dealing with our most frustrating and “resistant” clients. Clients with borderline issues, trauma survivors, and clients with other chronic problems are often paralyzed by ambivalence and impulses toward self-hatred and self-harm. Suggestions, interventions, and proposed solutions are often met with “Yes, but” or “You don’t understand.”
In this workshop, we’ll examine how therapists can widen their clinical lens so that they are neither rigidly attached to any pet theory nor over-invested in having their clients change.
We’ll also discuss how to be with clients in their ambivalence and contradictions in a way that permits them to choose to step into the possibility that things can be different. We will also explore stories and other indirect methods of inviting change, as well as techniques of inclusion and permission that can move therapy forward with even the most difficult clients.
Plus we’ll have a lot of fun, mixing in movie clips, music, poetry, and heaping teaspoons of humour.

More Info

1-877-755-4006 (Toll Free)


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