Psych Bytes Continuing Education for Psychology

Tough Clients in Therapy: A Motivational Approach

Dave Verhaagen, Ph.D., ABPP


3 CE Credits Upon Completion

Course Description

Welcome to our continuing education Tough Clients in Therapy: A Motivational Approach by Dave Verhaagen, Ph.D., ABPP!

Nearly all therapists have worked with clients who were especially challenging and difficult to help. Whether they are defensive, avoidant, hostile, or just plain resistant, these clients are tough.

Dr. Dave Verhaagen shares principles from Motivational Interviewing that can help you engage and collaborate with individuals who either don’t want to be in therapy or who extremely hard to engage. He also gives some practical tools for helping them change challenging behaviors.

Tough Clients in Therapy A Motivational Approach
Tough Clients in Therapy A Motivational Approach

What Participants Will Learn

In our continuing education, Tough Clients in Therapy: A Motivational Approach, participants will be able to…

  • Explain at least three major reasons why clients often drop out of therapy prematurely.
  • Describe why the stages of pre-contemplation and contemplation are especially important to understand in a Motivational Interviewing model.
  • Describe at least four common therapist pitfalls that thwart progress in therapy.
  • Explain the four general principles of Motivational Interviewing.
  • Describe the four categories of change talk.
  • Describe how Motivational Interviewing integrates with other treatment models.
  • Apply at least three motivational strategies in therapy.

Meet the Instructor

Dr. Dave Verhaagen helps 16-29 year old young men excel in their lives and overcome emotional, behavioral, academic, or substance-related issues. He equips young men who have struggled in school to develop skills and make pans to be successful in college.

He helps those who desire to develop a greater sense of identity, purpose, confidence, and direction. He also works with top performers, including professional and collegiate athletes, entertainers, and artists.

Dr. Dave Verhaagen Psych Bytes Teacher
Dave Verhaagen, Ph.D., ABPP

Tough Clients in Therapy: A Motivational Approach

Dave Verhaagen, Ph.D., ABPP


3 CE Credits Upon Completion

3 CE Credits Upon Completion

Upon completing your online quiz for Tough Clients in Therapy: A Motivational Approach, you will receive 3 CE credits and instant access to your CE certificate.

Southeast Psych is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Southeast Psych maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

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