Dealing with Resistance, Avoidance and Other
Difficult Behaviors: Creative Skills for Empowering Clients
Clients need therapists who can skillfully use
brief interventions, combining empathy with the belief that a better life is
possible. This workshop provides brief therapy training, along with strategies
to help clients move from helplessness to effective control of their lives, by
offering a sense of hope along with internalized plans for self–improvement.
In this one–day course, attendees will gain an in–depth understanding and
knowledge of human motivation and how to harness the five human motivators in
the therapeutic alliance. Through simulated role play demonstrations of specific
cases, group activities, formulation of implementation plans and more, the
speaker will illustrate practical, timely and innovative Reality Therapy
techniques. Participants will leave this workshop with new skills and strategies
that can be used right away with even the most difficult–to–assist clients.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
•Describe 5 human motivators and their
relationships to the principle that "sometimes the solution appears disconnected
from the problem"
•Explain why some clients demonstrate resistance and prefer powerlessness to
•Recognize strategies for identifying and building on "change talk" and
"in–control language", including the advanced use of empathy
•Apply to specific simulated demonstrations the principle that "People don't
have problems, they have solutions that have not worked", and describe how this
principle applies to client's total behavior
•Critique the use of 2 paradoxical techniques: reframing and prescriptions.
•Utilize the components of the WDEP system in the context of mindfulness and
explain the interlocking nature of these components
Robert E. Wubbolding, Ed.D, LPCC, BCC, is a
professional presenter whose workshops always include practical demonstrations
of how to provide psychotherapy and counseling for a wide variety of clients. He
is the director of the Center for Reality Therapy in Cincinnati, Ohio, a
professor emeritus at Xavier University, and was the director of training for
the William Glasser Institute from 1987&ndash2011. He has taught Reality Therapy
in North America, Korea, Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong, Kuwait, Morocco, Germany,
United Kingdom, Croatia, Slovenia, Romania, and Malta. Dr. Wubbolding has over
35 years of experience as a licensed psychologist and counselor. He has been a
high school counselor, an elementary school counselor, and a halfway house
counselor for ex–offenders, and a consultant to the drug and alcohol abuse
programs of the U.S. Army and Air Force. He has authored over 150 articles and
essays, 34 chapters in text books and 14 books, including the most comprehensive
reality therapy book, Reality Therapy for the 21st Century as well as Reality
Therapy: Theories of Psychotherapy Series, published in 2011 by the American
Psychological Association, as well as authoring Counselling with Reality Therapy
(2nd Edition 2015) published in the United Kingdom. In 2014, Dr. Wubbolding was
honored as a "Legend of Counseling" at the American Counseling Association
Conference in Hawaii. William Glasser, MD, the founder of reality therapy,
described him as, "One of my closest and most trusted associates. I cannot
recommend anyone more highly."
"One of my closest and most trusted associates. I
cannot recommend anyone more highly."
William Glasser, MD
"He demonstrates the superiority of his knowledge, skills and expertise, leaving
his audience both awed and inspired."
Marcella Finnerty, Senior Faculty, William Glasser Institute Ireland
"He is our only and best Advisor for the Korea Association of Reality Therapy."
Rose–Inza Kim, President, Korea Association of Reality Therapy
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
•Marriage and Family Therapists
•Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors
CREDITS - CE Approvals
American Nurses Credentialing Center - Cross
Country Education, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing
education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on
Accreditation. This course is offered for 6 contact hours.
American Psychological Association - Cross Country Education is approved by the
American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for
psychologists. Cross Country Education maintains responsibility for this program
and its content. This program offers 6 CE credits for psychologists. Full
attendance is required to receive credit for psychologist, variable credit for
partial attendance may not be awarded based on the APA guidelines.
Association of Social Work Boards - Cross Country Education provider #1005, is
approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association
of Social Work Boards (ASWB), through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE)
program (an approved provider since 1999, approved period 1-28-15 to 1-27-18).
Cross Country Education maintains responsibility for the program. Social workers
will receive 6 Clinical continuing education clock hours for participating in
this course. Licensed social workers should contact their individual state
jurisdiction to review the current continuing education requirements for
licensure renewal. Visit ASWB's website at www.aswb.org for more information.
This educational offering is at the Intermediate level for social workers.
California Board of Registered Nursing - Cross Country Education is approved by
the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP 16668, for 7.2 contact
hours. Full attendance is required to receive credit, variable credit for
partial attendance may not be awarded.
Florida Board of Nursing - Cross Country Education is an approved provider by
the Florida Board of Nursing, provider #50-466. This course is offered for 6.0
General Statement - This educational offering qualifies for 6 continuing
education hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards
and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of
completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific filing
Iowa Board of Nursing - Cross Country Education is an approved provider with the
Iowa Board Of Nursing, approved provider #328. This course is offered for 7.2
National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors - This course has
been approved by Cross Country Education, as a NAADAC Approved Education
Provider, for 6 continuing education hours. NAADAC Provider #77600, Cross
Country Education is responsible for all aspects of their programming. Content
includes elements of one of the NAADAC 8 Counselor Skills Group. Full attendance
is required to receive credit, variable credit for partial attendance may not be
awarded based on the NAADAC guidelines.
NY State Education Department, Office of the
Professions, State Board for Social Work - Cross Country Education, SW CPE is
recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social
Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed Social Workers
#0043. This educational offering is acceptable for 6 continuing education hours.
Full attendance is required to receive credit for Social Workers; variable
credit for partial attendance may not be awarded based on the State Board
New York State OASAS - This program is pending approval by the New York State
Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services for 6 CASAC hours.
South Carolina Board of Examiners for LPC, AC & MFT - Cross Country Education is
an approved sponsor with the South Carolina Board of Examiners for LPC, AC and
MFTs (Provider #104). This program is offered for 6 continuing education hours.
SEMINAR CLASS TIME:
Seminar Check-in: 7:30 AM Seminar Class 8:00 AM -