New research indicates that therapeutic failure with mood problems nearly always results from client resistance that hasn’t been addressed—and from the therapist’s misguided efforts to “help.” In this workshop, learn how to bring resistance to conscious awareness and how to melt it away quickly for faster, better outcomes, and far greater satisfaction in your clinical work. Explore an approach based on the paradoxical premise that depression does not result from what’s wrong with you, but from what’s right with you. Discover how to:
- Distinguish between the two primary roadblocks to successful therapy: Outcome and Process Resistance
- Use the elements of the TEAM approach—testing, empathy, agenda setting, and methods—to melt client resistance
- Crush negative thoughts using the Magic Button, Positive Reframing, and the Magic Dial, along with the Externalization of Voices and Acceptance Paradox
- Identify the positives hidden in the negative beliefs that underlie depression
David Burns, MD, is adjunct clinical professor emeritus of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the Stanford University School of Medicine. His books Feeling Good and Feeling Good Handbook have sold more than five million copies worldwide. His latest book, Feeling Great, has just been published.