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Treating Clients with Borderline Personality Disorder

 

The 6 Most Challenging Issues in Therapy: NP0021 - Session 6

How do you work with borderline personality disorder clients without lapsing into feelings of defensiveness? Richard Schwartz, originator of the Internal Family Systems model, describes working with borderline personality disorder clients who are preoccupied with protecting their vulnerable inner “parts” and can respond to mental health treatment with anger, impulsiveness, and aggressiveness.

Please take a few minutes to comment about what you found most interesting or relevant in this session and about the entire series. What do you feel most connected to? What questions remain for you?

As always, if you ever have any technical questions, please feel free to email support@psychotherapynetworker.org and our Support Team will help you.

07.26.2012   Posted In: NP0021 The 6 Most Challenging Issues in Therapy   By Psychotherapy Networker
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Attachment Issues: Embracing Disowned Parts with Janina Fisher

 

The 6 Most Challenging Issues in Therapy: NP0021 --- Session 5

Discover how to join with self-loathing clients who are so filled with feelings of shame and worthlessness that they find little benefit from the therapeutic relationship. Janina Fisher, who lectures and writes about integrating neuroscience research and body-centered approaches into psychotherapy, guides the viewer on how to help clients heal their attachment issues and gain self-compassion and acceptance.

After you hear this presentation, please take a few minutes to comment about what you found most interesting or relevant, to ask any questions you have of the presenter or your colleagues, or to share any experiences. As always, if you ever have any technical questions, please feel free to email support@psychotherapynetworker.org and our Support Team will help you.

 
07.19.2012   Posted In: NP0021 The 6 Most Challenging Issues in Therapy   By Psychotherapy Networker
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How to Avoid Resistance in Therapy with Clifton Mitchell

 

The 6 Most Challenging Issues in Therapy: NP0021 - Session 4

Learn how to sidestep common clinical mistakes that promote resistance, and ways to overcome resistance if it does occur. Professor and author of Effective Techniques for Dealing with Highly Resistant Clients, Clifton Mitchell describes the best approaches to circumvent resistance, from clarifying goals, slowing down the pace, and helping clients find emotionally compelling reasons to change.

After you hear this presentation, please take a few minutes to comment about what you found most interesting or relevant, to ask any questions you have of the presenter or your colleagues, or to share any experiences. As always, if you ever have any technical questions, please feel free to email support@psychotherapynetworker.org and our Support Team will help you.

07.12.2012   Posted In: NP0021 The 6 Most Challenging Issues in Therapy   By Psychotherapy Networker
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Treating the Narcissistic Client with Wendy Behary

 

The 6 Most Challenging Issues in Therapy: NP0021 - Session 3

Explore a treatment plan for clients with narcissistic personality disorder that helps you maintain compassion while achieving leverage. Wendy Behary, author of Disarming the Narcissist: Surviving and Thriving with the Self-Absorbed, teaches how to use tactical confrontation, cognitive restructuring, behavioral therapy and skills training, experiential psychotherapy, and more.

After you hear this presentation, please take a few minutes to comment about what you found most interesting or relevant, to ask any questions you have of the presenter or your colleagues, or to share any experiences. As always, if you ever have any technical questions, please feel free to email support@psychotherapynetworker.org and our Support Team will help you.

07.05.2012   Posted In: NP0021 The 6 Most Challenging Issues in Therapy   By Psychotherapy Networker
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How to Avoid Client Resistance to Therapy

 

The Best Approaches to Circumventing Resistance

Clifton Mitchell, one of the presenters in our upcoming streaming-video webcast series on the six most challenging issues therapists can face in session, focuses on client resistance to therapy. In his presentation, he discusses what client resistance really means and how therapists can intervene.

This clip provides previews what therapists can do—and what therapists need to find out—in order to create an effective motivator for clients to change.



Clifton Mitchell is a professor at East Tennessee State University, where he received the Teacher of the Year award in 2002. He’s the author of Effective Techniques for Dealing with Highly Resistant Clients.


The 6 Most Challenging Issues in Therapy
...And How Therapists Can Overcome Them

Starts Thursday, June 21st

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05.25.2012   Posted In: NP0021 The 6 Most Challenging Issues in Therapy   By Psychotherapy Networker
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The 6 Biggest Challenges Therapists Face

 

And How to Overcome Them

Everybody knows that therapy is basically about making people’s pain go away, right? Depression, rage, nagging guilt, obsession, anxiety, fear—these are the dragons that blight clients’ lives. And if the dragons can’t be vanquished outright, then they must be drugged or hypnotized into submission, or reframed into innocuousness. But as straightforward as it sounds, every clinician knows what it’s like to find yourself up against the brick wall of a client’s impervious suffering and seeming refusal to change—no matter how hard you huff or puff, you can’t blow the problem down.

HelpImageWe inhabit a field that thrives on hearing about brilliant clinical interventions and thrilling new treatment models. But the fact is that many of us regularly struggle with cases that don’t quite pan out the way we hope, not to mention the terrible cases that even years afterward have the power to make us cringe and make us wonder whatever happened to that client after he slinked away or stormed out of our office one last time.

So we decided to bring together a group of veteran therapists to take a candid look at the kind of cases and clinical situations that regularly take us to the edge of what we know and who we are as people and as would-be healers. Part of what’s fascinating about our upcoming webcast series Overcoming The Six Biggest Challenges Therapists Face is hearing from leaders in our field about what they identify as the challenge that most stands out for them and then asking yourself what your own most daunting clinical challenge happens to be.

But even more fascinating is the opportunity that this nuts-and-bolts, highly practical series offers to examine exactly how we as therapists often both create and foster resistance in our clients. Each of the interviews in this series goes beyond vague theory and therapeutic bromides to explore the fine points of clinical craft that make the difference between helping difficult clients as opposed to just hitting your head against the wall. Here’s a chance to learn how to make a difference with those cases—and you know which ones they are—that can seem proof against everything you think you know about therapy or human nature.

For more information about our new webcast series, just click here.
05.23.2012   Posted In: NP0021 The 6 Most Challenging Issues in Therapy   By Rich Simon
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