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When Your Client Won't Commit to Change

How to Accept Opposition and Still Get Results

David Johnson • 3/29/2018

By David Johnson - In my several decades of practice, one skill that’s served me well in this field is my ability to leave work at the office. But every once in a while, I see clients whose situation intrigues, moves, or confounds me in a way that keeps them in my thoughts in between sessions, even if I’m often not sure what it is about them that continues to haunt me. Such was the case with Matthew.

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Attempting Connection with the Resistant Client

Can You Help a Client Want to Change?

David Johnson • 3/26/2014

In my several decades of practice, one skill that’s served me well in this field is my ability to leave work at the office. But every once in a while, I see clients whose situation intrigues, moves, or confounds me in a way that keeps them in my thoughts in between sessions.

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Whose Therapy Is It Anyway? When Your Client Is Uncommitted to Change

David Johnson • 3/7/2014

When we find ourselves haunted by a particular case, it may mean that we’re more invested in the client making changes than the client is himself.

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When Your Client Won't Commit to Change

How to Accept Opposition and Still Get Results

David Johnson • 3/29/2018

By David Johnson - In my several decades of practice, one skill that’s served me well in this field is my ability to leave work at the office. But every once in a while, I see clients whose situation intrigues, moves, or confounds me in a way that keeps them in my thoughts in between sessions, even if I’m often not sure what it is about them that continues to haunt me. Such was the case with Matthew.

Daily Blog

Attempting Connection with the Resistant Client

Can You Help a Client Want to Change?

David Johnson • 3/26/2014

In my several decades of practice, one skill that’s served me well in this field is my ability to leave work at the office. But every once in a while, I see clients whose situation intrigues, moves, or confounds me in a way that keeps them in my thoughts in between sessions.

Daily Blog
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Case Study

Whose Therapy Is It Anyway? When Your Client Is Uncommitted to Change

David Johnson • 3/7/2014

When we find ourselves haunted by a particular case, it may mean that we’re more invested in the client making changes than the client is himself.

Magazine Article
Page 1 of 1
David Johnson, L.M.F.T., L.M.S.W., is a therapist at the McKenzie Medical Center in Tennessee. He's written a series of fiction books about overcoming poverty and abuse: Tucker's Way; For Tucker; An Unexpected Frost; and April's Rain.