The Inevitability of Challenging Clients

Janina Fisher on Seeing the Cracks in the Foundation

Rich Simon

After working as a therapist for a number of years, it's easy to fall into the trap of thinking there's no case that's too difficult for you to handle. You've helped dozens of clients navigate through a whole host of issues, so clearly you've discovered the formulas that work.

But, inevitably, we all eventually face a client who challenges us. Maybe the therapy isn't moving along at the pace it should, or maybe the client isn't opening up like they need to, but when you hit the wall of a therapy stalemate, it can make even the most seasoned of therapists feel shaken and unsure of themselves.

In a clip from one of our Networker Webcast series, 2014 Symposium presenter Janina Fisher talks about how years of experience do not guarantee easy clients and how she reacts when faced with a challenging case.

Janina Fisher, PhD, is Assistant Director of the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute, an instructor at the Trauma Center, a former instructor at Harvard Medical School, and coauthor of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy: Interventions for Attachment and Trauma.

Join us at the 2014 Networker Symposium March 20-23 to hear Janina speak as part of the Trauma Flash Forum, "Advances and Challenges in Trauma Treatment Today," and/or attend her workshops, "Trauma's Role in Addiction" and "Embracing the Disowned Self."

Networker Symposium 2014
March 20-23 in Washington, DC

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Topic: Professional Development | Challenging Clients & Treatment Populations | Trauma

Tags: addiction | challenging clients | Janina Fisher | Networker Symposium | psychotherapy | sensorimotor psychotherapy | Symposium | Symposium 2014 | therapist | therapists | therapy | trauma treatment

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