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Is "Resistance" in the Therapy Room Really Dead?

Using Resistance as a Chance to Improve Your Therapy Skills

Clifton Mitchell • 12/3/2015

By Clifton Mitchell - With all the recent developments in research, theory, and practice, we have more treatment options to choose from than ever before. Why then do so many practitioners still find client “resistance” a regular companion in their consulting rooms? After many years, I’ve learned that rather than seeing our clients’ frustrating reactions as obstacles that we need to overcome, we can use them as valuable information with which to steer the therapeutic conversation more skillfully.

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Is Resistance Dead?

Or Have the Rumors Been Exaggerated?

Clifton Mitchell • 5/1/2013

With all the recent developments in research, theory, and practice, we have more treatment options to choose from than ever before. Why then do so many practitioners still find client “resistance” a regular companion in their consulting rooms?

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5/1/2012
Authors:
WILLIAM DOHERTY, PH.D.
 
RON TAFFEL, PH.D.
 
STEVE ANDREAS, MA, NLP
 
CLIFTON MITCHELL, PH.D.
 
JAY EFRAN, PH.D.
 
ROB FAUBER, PHD
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New Ways to Work Effectively with Your Most Challenging Clients
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1/1/2012
Authors:
TERRENCE REAL, LICSW
 
WILLIAM DOHERTY, PH.D.
 
RICHARD C. SCHWARTZ, PHD
 
WENDY T. BEHARY, MSW, LCSW
 
CLIFTON MITCHELL, PH.D.
 
CLOE MADANES, HDL, LIC
 
JOYANNA SILBERG, PHD
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NRC095865
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Copyright:
5/1/2012
Authors:
WILLIAM DOHERTY, PH.D.
 
RON TAFFEL, PH.D.
 
STEVE ANDREAS, MA, NLP
 
CLIFTON MITCHELL, PH.D.
 
JAY EFRAN, PH.D.
 
ROB FAUBER, PHD
Product:
NRC095765
New Ways to Work Effectively with Your Most Challenging Clients
Copyright:
1/1/2012
Authors:
TERRENCE REAL, LICSW
 
WILLIAM DOHERTY, PH.D.
 
RICHARD C. SCHWARTZ, PHD
 
WENDY T. BEHARY, MSW, LCSW
 
CLIFTON MITCHELL, PH.D.
 
CLOE MADANES, HDL, LIC
 
JOYANNA SILBERG, PHD
Product:
NRC095865
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Is "Resistance" in the Therapy Room Really Dead?

Using Resistance as a Chance to Improve Your Therapy Skills

Clifton Mitchell • 12/3/2015

By Clifton Mitchell - With all the recent developments in research, theory, and practice, we have more treatment options to choose from than ever before. Why then do so many practitioners still find client “resistance” a regular companion in their consulting rooms? After many years, I’ve learned that rather than seeing our clients’ frustrating reactions as obstacles that we need to overcome, we can use them as valuable information with which to steer the therapeutic conversation more skillfully.

Daily Blog
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Is Resistance Dead?

Or Have the Rumors Been Exaggerated?

Clifton Mitchell • 5/1/2013

With all the recent developments in research, theory, and practice, we have more treatment options to choose from than ever before. Why then do so many practitioners still find client “resistance” a regular companion in their consulting rooms?

Magazine Article
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Clifton Mitchell, Ph.D., is an international clinical trainer with over 25 years of experience. He’s the author of Priming: Programming the Mind for Habit Change and Success and Effective Techniques for Dealing with Highly Resistant Clients.