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Author: Benjamin Arnold

The Furniture Fiasco (How to Help Those With Resistance to Counseling)

Resistance. […] Maybe it’s the addict who has been court-ordered to participate in therapy, the teenager whose parents are “forcing” him to talk with a counselor, or the child who is reluctant to process her past trauma. Knowing how to respond effectively to resistance can mean the difference between a positive treatment experience and the helping relationship being left more bruised and battered than the desk in my office.

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