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Reaching Through Resistance

Advanced Psychotherapy Techniques

MD Abbass, Allan


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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.

Seven Leaves Press, 9780988378865

Publication Date: May 15, 2015