Dick Schwartz Demonstrates How to Minimize Reactivity
When a troubled, possibly borderline, client begins a first session feeling out of control, shifting erratically through different mood states, then periodically going numb, many therapists experience a sense of dread.
According to Dick Schwartz, originator of the Internal Family Systems model, effectiveness in working with clients like these is less about them than about 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 to clients 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.
This clip is taken from our Webcast Series Tough Customers: Treating Clients with Challenging Issues. The series features Clifton Mitchell, Wendy Behary, Richard Schwartz, Janina Fisher, William Doherty, and John Norcross—clinical innovators who will help you master a variety of new approaches and methods to transform your work with your most challenging cases. Learn more about this very limited time re-release.