Treating high risk, complex clients is challenging in its own right. When clients engage in dysfunctional behaviours within treatment that challenge the therapists it can be incredibly difficult to continue with effective treatment. This workshop is designed to help therapists identify and respond to client behaviours that interfere with treatment, and behaviours that burn out therapists.
By the end of this workshop participants will be able to:
- Describe the theory and assumptions of therapy interfering behaviour.
- Balance acceptance/validation strategies with change strategies in a dialectical style.
- Orient the client to therapy interfering behaviours and how they will be responded to in session.
- Identify and accurately categorize behaviours that interfere with therapy.
- Articulate and communicate limits to clients.
- Understand how to extend limits in a consistent manner.
- Understand how to respond to clients who refuse to change therapy interfering behaviour, or how to respond to your own emotional dysregulation.
For more information contact the Faculty of Social Work Professional Development office:
Kitchener: 519-884-0710 ext. 5234
Milton: 519-884-0710 ext. 5235
Online: 519-884-0710 ext. 5235