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Motivating the Resistant Male Client

Terry Real On Why Leverage Is Key With Men


Every couples therapist knows that men are often dragged, kicking and screaming, into therapy by their partners. But how do you work with a client who doesn’t want to be there in the first place—especially if his sense of grandiosity is in the ascendant?

In the clip below, Terry Real—founder of the Relational Life Institute—explains why “leverage” is so important in high-stakes couples work and how he achieves it with reluctant male clients. If you’ve never heard Terry present on his innovative approach that challenges many of the conventions of traditional couples work, you have a treat in store for you.

Click on the video below. What you hear in this 3 minute clip may change your way of thinking about the reluctant male in your consulting room forever. Let us know what you think after you watch.

Terry Real is Good Morning, America’s relationship expert and founder of the Relational Life Institute. His books include The New Rules of Marriage: What You Need to Make Love Work and the bestseller I Don’t Want to Talk About It: Overcoming the Secret Legacy of Male Depression.

Terry is one of 6 leading experts featured in the relaunch of our streaming-video webcasts on Men and Intimacy. This 6-session series is filled with proven clinical approaches for working successfully with the men and couples in your practice, and it’s now offered in a new schedule and format:

Men and Intimacy: Overcoming “Commitment Phobia”
Watch All 6 Sessions When It’s
Best For You–On Demand, Any Time, Anywhere

Starts Monday, December 17th

Click here for full course details.

Want To Learn More? Here are some FREE resources on this topic:
“The Awful Truth: Most Men Are Just Not Raised to be Intimate”
an article by Terry Real and “Bad Couples Therapy: Getting Past the Myth of Therapist Neutrality written” by William Doherty.

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