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How to Form an Authentic and Productive Connection 2022


Description
How to Form an Authentic and Productive Connection With Patients Who Hold You at Arm's Length

Many of us struggle to work productively with patients who resist forming a collaborative alliance. Such patients may engage in challenging behaviors such as repeatedly “forgetting” to do homework, passively declining the opportunity to get to work, avoiding openly sharing feelings, or saying that they are “just not able” to get out of bed. In this live online course, you will learn practical methods that will help you form a warm, productive connection with even the most challenging patients.

Instructors: Heather Clague, M.D., Daniel Mintie, LCSW
6 Thursdays - Starts 10/13/2022 | 9-10:45am Pacific Time (12noon-1:45pm ET)
Offers 10.5 CE Hours*
Provides 12 TEAM-CBT Units towards Level 1, 2 or 3 Certification
Therapist level: beginner through advanced

Learning Objectives
After completing this course you will be able to:
1. Pinpoint your own role in creating Alliance Resistance
2. Name your own negative thoughts and feelings that can arise in the setting of Alliance Resistance
3. Describe common patterns of difficulty in the therapeutic alliance
4. Describe the advanced empathy technique called Changing the Focus
5. Use the advanced empathy technique called Multiple Choice Empathy
6. Explain the steps of the relationship technique called Forced Empathy
7. Identify Interpersonal Self-Defeating Beliefs using the Interpersonal Downward Arrow Technique
8. Address Alliance Resistance using the Interpersonal Downward Arrow Technique
9. Use the Gentle Ultimatum to address treatment-interfering behavior on the part of the patient.
10. Describe the Therapist from Hell technique

Key Topics
Class 1: Pinpoint the therapist's role in creating resistance. Identify the therapist's thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that can set up the patient to resist. Identify common patterns of challenges in the therapeutic relationship. Uses the Interpersonal Downward Arrow to identify the therapist's role in the dynamic.
Class 2: Advanced empathy techniques to address the alliance: Changing the Focus, Multiple Choice Empathy, and tactfully disclosing negative feelings
Class 3: Exploring the Alliance with the patient: The Interpersonal Downward Arrow
Class 4: Compassionate Accountability: Using the Gentle Ultimatum to address treatment-interfering behavior.
Class 5: Sitting in the Fire: Exposure to Angry patients. The Therapist from Hell and Feared Fantasy with Externalization of Voices methods.
Class 6: Walking our patient's shoes: Forced Empathy as a consultation tool

Continuing Education Accreditation
Continuing Education Accreditation
*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. Feeling Good Institute Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0175. This course has been approved by FGI as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 10.5 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. Feeling Good Institute, #1442 is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Feeling Good Institute maintains responsibility for this course. Ace provider approval period: 05/30/2021-05/30/2024. Social workers completing this course receive 10.5 continuing education credits. Feeling Good Institute, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0678. 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.

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Course Dates: Starts 10/13/2022

Content
  • One week prior to course, reminder email and materials will be sent
  • Welcome Message with Zoom link
  • Week 1 - The Co-Created Dynamic and the Interpersonal Downward Arrow
  • Week 2 - Changing the Focus and Multiple Choice Empathy 2d
  • Week 3 - Compassionate Accountability
  • Week 4 - Exploring the Pattern
  • Week 5 - Sitting in the Fire: Exposure to Challenging Interactions
  • Week 6 - Forced Empathy as a Consultation Tool
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed