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NP0021: The 6 Most Challenging Issues in Therapy

...And How Therapists Can Overcome Them

Certain kinds of challenging cases and clients—such as narcissists, resistant clients, individuals with borderline personality disorder, or complex trauma—routinely trigger our personal vulnerabilities or compassion fatigue, and undermine our sense of therapeutic competence. In this highly practical webcast series, we’ll focus on concrete strategies that help us respond to these clients with greater flexibility, compassion, and clinical effectiveness.

William DohertyJohn NorcrossWendy BeharyClifton MitchellJanina FisherRichard Schwartz
With William Doherty, John Norcross, Wendy Behary, Clifton Mitchell, Janina Fisher, and Richard Schwartz. Host: Rich Simon
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Explore The Full Range Of Challenging Therapy Issues
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William Doherty

Session 1
When Therapy Stalls
Explore what to do when a client isn’t making any progress, isn’t following the treatment plan, or continues to make self-destructive choices, despite your best efforts. Find out how to avoid sounding like a disappointed parent or threatening to abandon the client when therapy stalls.
With William Doherty, Ph.D.

John Norcross Session 2
Customizing Mental Health Treatment

Learn an assessment protocol to identify six personal characteristics that’ll allow you to customize treatment to match clients’ reaction level, stage of change, coping style, culture, preferences, and spiritual outlook for maximum clinical advantage. With John Norcross, Ph.D., A.B.P.P.
Wendy Behary Session 3
Treating the Narcissistic Client

Explore a treatment plan for clients with narcissistic personality disorder that helps you maintain compassion while achieving leverage. You’ll learn how to use tactical confrontation, cognitive restructuring, behavioral therapy and skills training, experiential psychotherapy, and more.
With Wendy Behary, L.C.S.W.
Clifton Mitchell

Session 4
How to Avoid Resistance to Therapy

Learn how to sidestep common clinical mistakes that promote resistance and the best approaches to circumvent resistance if it does arise—like clarifying goals, slowing down the pace, and helping clients find emotionally compelling reasons to change. With Clifton Mitchell, Ph.D.

Janina Fisher Session 5
Attachment Issues: Embracing Disowned Parts

Discover how to join with self-loathing clients who are so filled with feelings of shame and worthlessness that they can’t benefit from the therapeutic relationship. You’ll learn how to help them heal their attachment issues and gain self-compassion and acceptance. With Janina Fisher, Ph.D.
Richard Schwartz

Session 6
Treating Clients with Borderline Personality Disorder

Discover how to avoid feelings of defensiveness when 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.
With Richard Schwartz, Ph.D.

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William Doherty, Ph.D., is a professor and director of the Citizen Professional Center at the University of Minnesota. He's the author or coauthor of 12 books on families and family therapy, including Take Back Your Marriage, Take Back Your Kids, and Family Therapy, with Susan McDaniel.

John Norcross, Ph.D., A.B.P.P., professor of psychology; and distinguished university fellow at the University of Scranton is a clinical psychologist, and editor of the Journal of Clinical Psychology: In Session. He’s the author, coauthor, and editor of many books and publications, including most recently Insider’s Guide to Graduate Programs in Clinical and Counseling Psychology and Psychotherapy Relationships That Work

Wendy Behary, L.C.S.W., the founder and director of The Cognitive Therapy Center of New Jersey and of The New Jersey Institute for Schema Therapy, is the author of Disarming the Narcissist: Surviving and Thriving with the Self-Absorbed.

Clifton Mitchell, Ph.D., 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.

Janina Fisher, Ph.D., is assistant director of the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute, an instructor at the Trauma Center in Boston, and a former instructor at Harvard Medical School. She lectures and writes about integrating neuroscience research and body-centered approaches into traditional psychotherapy.

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.

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