Dick Schwartz Demonstrates How to Minimize Reactivity and Connect
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, working effectively with clients like these depends on your capacity to tolerate your own reactivity and to bring a real open-hearted desire to work collaboratively with your client’s “parts.”
In this video role-play, Dick shows us how he introduces his “parts” approach to clients—including his most challenging—in the very first session.
This clip is taken from our Webcast Series Tough Customers: Treating Clients with Challenging Issues featuring Clifton Mitchell, Wendy Behary, Richard Schwartz, Janina Fisher, William Doherty, and John Norcross. For a short time only, we’re making this 6-session Webcast series available for only $97 as part of our Spring Webcast Special.