Building Alliance with Defensive, Angry Clients: Part 2
by Molyn Leszcz

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Successful therapy has been proven to boil down to a core set of relational tools, but fostering an effective therapeutic alliance with a client who isn’t interested can easily bring out a host of negative emotions for even a seasoned therapist. Learn how to turn this challenging—and often frustrating—dynamic into therapeutic opportunity while continuing to develop the building blocks of psychotherapy effectiveness.

 In this second session with Joel, clinical expert Molyn Leszcz continues to successfully navigate the minefields of psychotherapy with Joel, a highly defensive and angry client. Watch as Leszcz skillfully transforms what is happening in the room between Joel and himself into therapeutic opportunity. With clear callouts, this clinical session will help you master the core relational dynamics of successful therapy. presents Mastery in Minutes

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Length of video: 0:12:50

Group ISBN-10 #: 1-60124-575-0

Group ISBN-13 #: 978-1-60124-575-5

Molyn Leszcz, MD, CGP, FAGPA is the Psychiatrist-in-Chief at Mount Sinai Hospital and Professor and Head of the Group Psychotherapy Program, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto. Dr. Leszcz co-chaired the American Group Psychotherapy Association’s Science to Service Task Force, the working group that published AGPA’s Clinical Practice Guidelines for Group Psychotherapy in 2007. He has been awarded Fellowship in the Canadian Group Psychotherapy Association, and has been the recipient of a number of teaching awards at the University of Toronto. Dr. Leszcz has co-authored with Dr. Irvin Yalom the 5th edition of The Theory and Practice of Group Psychotherapy.

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