Dick Schwartz Demonstrates How to Minimize Reactivity
When a deeply troubled client begins a first session feeling out of control, shifting erratically through different mood states, then periodically going numb, many therapists may experience a sense of dread at the prospect of working with a borderline client.
According to Dick Schwartz, originator of the Internal Family Systems model, our effectiveness in working with borderline clients is less about them than our capacity to tolerate our own reactive inner “parts.”
In this video role-play with Rich Simon, Dick shows us how he introduces his “parts” approach in the very first session. It’s a short video with a big impact, and it gives you a taste of a model that has proven to be highly effective with borderline and other challenging clients.
Click on the video frame below to watch and let us know what you think.
Richard Schwartz, Ph.D., is director of the Center for Self Leadership and the originator of the Internal Family Systems model. His books include Internal Family Systems Therapy and, most recently, You Are the One You’ve Been Waiting For.
Dick joins Wendy Behary, Clifton Mitchell, Janina Fisher, William Doherty, and John Norcross for the re-release of our popular streaming-video webcast series:
Treating Clients with Challenging Issues
It’s a 6-session practical, nuts-and-bolts exploration
of what really works with the most challenging treatment
populations we encounter in our practices.
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