224 – When the Therapeutic Relationship Is Challenged

A CBT Approach
Judith Beck

What do you do when clients become angry at you in session, fail to reveal important information, criticize you, demand special treatment, or remain silent? A common misunderstanding of CBT is that it ignores the importance of the therapeutic relationship. But CBT practitioners are just as vulnerable to challenging therapeutic relationships as any other practitioner. This workshop will focus on how CBT offers strategies for handling common challenges to the therapist-client bond that can derail clinical progress. You’ll discover how to:

  • Identify the faulty beliefs and coping strategies of both the therapist and client that can undermine the therapeutic relationship
  • Develop effective strategies for addressing client anger, criticism, or withholding in sessions
  • Help clients generalize what they learned from the therapeutic relationship to relationships outside of treatment

Judith Beck, PhD, is president of the Beck Institute and has trained thousands of health and mental health professionals in CBT. She’s clinical professor of psychology in psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania, and the author four online courses and six books on CBT.

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Judith Beck receives compensation as President of Beck Institute. She receives royalties as an author for Guilford Press. Dr. Beck receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Judith Beck has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.

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