Resistance is a response to a perceived threat. When we find that a client is not moving towards goal achievement, resistance may be the issue. With this understanding, clinicians can respond more effectively to engage clients when resistance emerges. Participants will discover a wide range of practical tools, techniques and activities and strategies will be provided which can be brought into any therapeutic relationship to reduce the incidence of resistance emerging.
- Evaluate sources of resistance (client/clinician/external)
- Recognize how resistance can be triggered or magnified unintentionally and know what to do when this happens
- Apply client-centered approach which is non-judgmental to allow for a more constructive response to resistance.
- Use tools and techniques to turn resistance into engagement.
- Apply judgment in choosing the right tool for the right age and the right setting
GROUP DISCOUNT: Save 20% off individual fee with group registration of 4 or more participants. Contact Angela, firstname.lastname@example.org or (905) 889-5030 ext. 121.
Course Dates & Location
Currently available as in-service training.
Greg Lubimiv is the Executive Director a children’s mental health centre which provides services including day treatment, trauma assessment and treatment, and intensive services. With over 35 years of experience in children’s mental health and child welfare, Greg is considered an expert in childhood trauma, grief and loss, and vicarious trauma. He holds a Masters of Social Work from U. of T. and is a certified play therapist / supervisor with the Canadian Association of Child and Play Therapy. He has received awards and recognition for his work in children’s mental health and for services to military children and families. Greg is well known as a passionate presenter who focuses on making content concrete, practical and fun.