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

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Dive deeper into the basic, yet critical, techniques for successfully treating highly resistant clients that work across the spectrum of approaches and orientations.
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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, FRCPC, CGP, DFAGPA. Dr. Molyn Leszcz is Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto. He served as President of the American Group Psychotherapy Association, from 2020-2022. Dr Leszcz also served as Psychiatrist-in-Chief at Sinai Health System, 2006-2017, Vice Chair, Clinical for the Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto, 2010-2017, and Chair (Interim) the Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto, 2014-15. Dr. Leszcz’s academic and clinical work has focused on improving integration in psychiatric care and broadening the application of the psychotherapies within psychiatry. Dr. Leszcz has worked extensively in the areas of physician wellness and leadership, along with the effects of pandemic stress on health care providers. He co-authored with Irvin Yalom, the 5th and 6th (2020) editions of the Theory and Practice of Group Psychotherapy. A co-authored book in the Psychotherapy Essentials to Go series, Achieving Psychotherapy Effectiveness, was published in 2015. Dr. Leszcz was awarded the Anne Alonso Award for Outstanding Contributions to Psychodynamic Group Therapy and also was awarded Distinguished Fellowship in the American Group Psychotherapy Association. Dr. Leszcz has been the recipient of a number of education and teaching awards at the University of Toronto.

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