Melting Away Resistance in CBT. Powerful tools to boost motivation and get unstuck with the most challenging patients. A practical 4-week live online course for therapists with Jill Levitt, Ph.D. 4 Fridays 11am-12:45pm PST (2-3:45pm EST) starting 11/20/20. NOTE: This course will not meet on Friday 11/27 due to the Thanksgiving Holiday.

This 4 week course on resistance and motivation uses a combination of live group didactic sessions together with practice and role play, with emphasis on skill building of therapy tools and techniques. Cost: $245- 7 CE hours*

Completion of this course counts toward TEAM Therapy Certification  (Level 1, Item 1.a or 1.b.; Level 2, Items 1.a. or 1.c. Level 3, Item 1.a.).

After attending this course, you will be able to:

  1. Describe the five steps of agenda setting
  2. Issue an invitation to your patients
  3. Utilize the specificity step to stay on track with elusive patients
  4. Describe the difference between outcome resistance and process resistance
  5. Identify outcome resistance in your patients
  6. Identify process resistance in your patients
  7. Describe the concept of sitting with open hands

Four Week Curriculum:

Week 1. The Five Steps of Agenda Setting. Review of common obstacles to effective therapy. How to transition from “talk” to “work”. The Invitation Step. Practice.

Week 2. The Specificity Step. How to “reign in” elusive patients to specific solvable problems. Difficulties with Specificity. Conceptualization categories. Practice.

Week 3. Outcome Resistance. How to align with resistance and make your patients argue for change rather than against it. Common Themes in Outcome Resistance across different conceptualizations. The magic button. The positive reframe step for anxiety and depression. Practice.

Week 4. Process Resistance. How to hold your patients accountable to the work necessary for their change. Common forms of process resistance across different conceptualizations. The Gentle Ultimatum Step. Practice.

Please note: Attendance is required at all four meetings in order to obtain CE credit. Partial credit cannot be granted.

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*The Feeling Good Institute (FGI) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Feeling Good Institute maintains responsibility for this program and its content.  This course has been approved by FGI as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 7 CEs. NAADAC Provider #149212. The Feeling Good Institute (FGI) has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6750. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. FGI is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. This organization (Feeling Good Institute, #1442) is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. ASWB Approval Period: 05/30/2019-05/30/2021. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social workers participating in this course will receive 7 Social Work continuing education clock hours. Feeling Good Institute maintains responsibility for this program and its content. A certificate of attendance will be emailed to attendees who attend 100% of the training within a week of completion of the workshop survey. Individuals with disabilities requiring special accommodations please contact Dr. Maor Katz at maor@feelinggoodinstitute.com.