M5 Discussion: Working with Client Resistance
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Watch the video below from the movie “Matchstick Men”. The client is visibly resistant to therapy and wants
a prescription to help him manage his symptoms.
Address the following questions within your initial post:
Explain why resistance may be occurring at the start of the therapeutic relationship with Dr. Klein and rate
how well Dr. Klein is engaging the client. Base your explanation on your observations, readings, module
content, and/or materials you have investigated. Cite your discussion and provide references.
Describe an example of how solution talk would be used by Dr. Klein. How would you rate Dr. Klein on the
use of solution talk? Cite your discussion and provide references.
How would you rate Dr. Klein’s competency for discussion of client goals?. Demonstrate examples of how
client goals could be approached by Dr. Klein. Cite your discussion and provide references.
Based on Dr. Linehan’s example of using metaphors and stories for working with resistance, what story
could Dr. Klein use to “sell” the client on a behavior(s) that could lead to change?
Once you’ve made your initial post, respond to at least two of your peers’ posts.