Helping People Change: What You Can Do to Make or Break the Therapeutic Alliance
Helping people change involves skills in developing and maintaining a good therapeutic alliance with clients. This presentation will highlight a variety of techniques and engagement strategies that can enhance a therapeutic alliance. It will also cover clinical terms that are used in documentation, and treatment that reveal negative attitudes likely to inhibit and even end a therapeutic relationship with clients.
Participants will be able to
- Review what a therapeutic alliance involves in helping people change.
- Apply engagement strategies to identify what the client wants and stages of change.
- Identify clinical terms, psychological constructs and diagnostic categories that can be misused and inhibit alliance-building.