Innovative Techniques for Dissolving Resistance: The Precursors Model of Change

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 take effect. Some of these innovative techniques directly address tough issues such as blaming, explosive anger, aggression, suicide, drug addiction, lying, avoidance, hopelessness, and early abandonment. Techniques presented are easily applied, published strategies and methods that have remarkable change potential, such as the freedom challenge, concretization, addressing the hurt, button-pushing, subpersonalities, tapping the metalog, life circles, admiring resistance, validating intentions, powerful metaphors, existential validation, and more. This approach utilizes the resistance of the client and redirects it toward positive change. Less...

Learning Objectives

  • Explain the precursors or prerequisites of change, without which therapeutic change is unlikely
  • Discover why standard therapies such as CBT, MI, and the Stages can be ineffective with some clients
  • Describe innovative approaches to perennially difficult issues, attitudes, and behaviors

Learning Levels

  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Saturday, June 12, 2021

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