Resistance is not always clear or obvious. Resistance can look like anger, hurt feelings, defensiveness, push back, and increase especially in the storming stage (Gladding, 2012). Resistance is the defense mechanism that responds to a topic in therapy that members generally don’t want to explore. Managing client resistance in therapy is key to helping people see their challenges. Gladding (2012) believes if resistance isn’t managed well, key elements of the therapy process can be missed, leaving holes in the client’s understanding of themselves. Group leaders manage such defenses, by holding clients responsible for their reactions, and pointing out the pain and discomfort around a topic(Leszcz & Kobos, 2008). In our video we saw how Jerry
What goes wrong, thus bringing a client into therapy? Rogers considers the problem to be lack of
Allowing for our ethical codes of conduct, if the client is someone we feel we can proceed with, then as always, the first stage would be to develop a good rapport and gain the clients trust to develop an honest and open relationship with them. The client centred approach as always is the best method for this – to put the client at ease in a non-judgemental space where they can express their emotions and explore what it is they want to achieve with therapy. In giving the therapist an
this is something that many of us struggle with which is change because for most of us its something everyone hates. The reason so many despise this is because change is hard to deal with for most people. However after any change takes place in the long run it helps because it adds a experice and helps you grow as a individual from that experice which gives strength in change. This is not always so simple for some people for many they are sit in their ways and do not consider change in their lives. However unfortunately change for all is unavoidable and is something that has to happen over time. There are ways to help clients work through these problems by helping them see the good and positive things that can come from the change they have to encounter. Another way to help them deal with this would be by going through their past experiences and looking to see what positive things came from that
Client resistance is ever present in the social work profession. As per Goldstein (1995), resistance presents itself in treatment within the client’s conscious or unconscious actions which interfere with therapeutic progress. Assessing the complex dynamic causing a client’s resistant behavior during clinical treatment is a challenging, but an essential task for goal achievement. According to Woods and Hollis (2000), understanding why a client is resistant facilitates reaching common ground with the client, enabling realistic goal setting. The causality of resistance is often discomfort associated with the client not being in a state of readiness, further emphasizing the need for mutual goal setting in order to obtain treatment progression.
For example, Tammy does not trust on men because in the past she has been cheated and has a trust issue. She wants to work on her goal to trust on men but she noticed that there will be a lack of time due to her ability with school and work. Another barrier that a client might interfere is lack of motivation. For instance, Tammy lost the motivation to date men because she noticed all the men are liars and they are not real. She has lost her motivation and is not interesting on working on the goal. A client that is suffering from obesity might have a barrier with poor body image. They do not believe they can lose weight because they have failed many times. Another barrier is support; the client might not have the support that is need it. For example the client has social skills issues and does not like to talk to anyone and only has a support of her counselor. Lastly, a person that is suffering from guilt does not think they will be able accomplish their goal. For instance, Anna has guilt that her husband divorces her because she did not fic her personal problems and got in between with her marriage.
Acculturation is “a process of giving up one's traditional cultural values and behaviors of the dominant social structure” (Sommers-Flanagan & Sommers-Flanagan, 2015, p. 457). From a client's perspective because they give up their own cultures and adapts to another may result in identity issues. Due to stereotyping, Counselors may not know how to address the culture change client has adapted to. Sue and Zane (2009) state the problem is when the therapist and others have the insufficient knowledge they do not take the take to get more information. Instead, they act on the insufficient knowledge and overgeneralize what they have learned about culturally dissimilar groups. Sommers-Flanagan & Sommers-Flanagan (2015) state that counselors should
When using the R/CID model, I believe counselors need to remind themselves that they need to meet the client where they are at in their recovery. This would be a very similar approach to the stages of change model. According to Sue and Sue (2016), the R/CID model is designed to assist counselors with understanding the diverse cultural attitudes and behaviors of their clients. It would be very concerning to have a client in the “resistance and immersion” stage working with a counselor in the “conformity” stage. The counselor would not be able to provide quality care to the individual due to their own views of self-shame, cultural shame and low self-esteem. Being that the individual is in the “resistance and immersion” stage, their views
My objective as a counselor subsists in aiding individuals to change not to impose change on the client. Therefore, the notion of concentrating entirely on my interactions with the group and allowing change to transpire on its own remains crucial to the effective management of resistance and the fundamental purpose of useful therapy. I do not look at resistance as an issue of an individual or the group, but my need for a different approach. Consequently, resistance may surface at any time with several of the clients in a group at different times for different reasons.
Some people come into therapy with the misconception that the therapist is overly responsible for figuring out what is wrong with them and then can change it. The problem with this misconception is that it makes the therapist the impetus for change; clients take on the role of passive recipient, waiting to be cured. It puts unrealistic expectations on the therapist. As a new therapist, this is something I will have to watch out for myself. I will need to watch for the client having unrealistic expectations that I will be able to fix them all by myself. I will also have to watch that I don’t put unrealistic expectations on myself; needing to be the expert that has all the answers and amazing insights and solutions for the client’s problems.
“When psychotherapy paradigms legitimize the social status quo rather than critically examine it, we become instruments of social oppression and control, and by definition, contribute to social injustice and harm clients.”
Today in class we discussed Carl Roger’s concept of unconditional positive regard in client-centered therapy. This concept is the basic acceptance and encouragement of a person, regardless of what the person’s current behavior is. When I first became interested in the counseling field my biggest fear was counseling people whose behavior I don’t agree with. One fear I had was counseling a criminal. I often would think how could I council someone who I don’t respect on a personal level. However, this class is helping me realize the counselor’s role is to value individuals who are doing their best to move forward in their lives. As a counselor, I will have to respect my clients, regardless of the behaviors they chose to participate in. Carl Rogers
Treatment failure is unfortunately confronted at times despite the best efforts of the therapist or patient. Research shows that between 65 and 40 percent of patients do not respond to psychotherapy, depending
The topic will be on “causes of resistance to change at personal and organizational levels”. Proper planning on how to deliver the topic will help me avoid gambling around the topic and incidences of leaving important points. I will start with a comprehensive research on the topic to identify the reasons why we have employee resistance to change in organizations. This involves relating what is provided in books with real world situation. I will also prepare myself with examples of each cause of employee resistance to make the students understand the topic with the greatest ease possible.
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