Inspiring Treatment-Resistant Clients with Coaching Techniques – HPP 44

It is common to come across clients who resist treatment even though they keep seeking out therapy services.  Resistance to change is both an important strategy for maintaining familiarity, as well as a roadblock to making necessary shifts. Keith explores certain coaching techniques, particularly the study of values and cognitive and behavioral applications as a way to help clients move beyond treatment resistance and into a state of transformation.

Typically, clients who fight change feel as though they are disconnected from their purpose. This is evident in the fact that purpose grounds people into a direction for their life where they will embrace both difficulties and rewards along the way to achieving it. Once we can help clients bridge that gap into their deepest purpose, things become more clear and they tend to become more adaptable and fluid in their lives. With this this in mind Keith will share a number of other coaching tools on how to inspire resistant clients to get off the couch and go after what they want in the world.have an easier time inspiring your treatment-resistant clients’ into a place of clarity and hope.

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Show Notes:

The importance of understanding your client’s value structure [2:45]

What a conscious connection to values lead to [6:30]

The significance of knowing your purpose [8:30]

How to reawaken your client’s drive [11:45]

A vision board system to help your client map out their goals [14:00]

How to use inspiration as a way to coach your client out of a resistant mindset [18:30]

When the rubber meets the road [28:00]


Keith Kurlander, MA, LPC

Keith Kurlander is the founder of Higher Practice, a company dedicated to helping therapists achieve their highest potential in private practice. He has two decades of combined experience in business administration, group facilitation, teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level, yoga instruction and as a licensed professional counselor in private practice.