What are some red flags that would indicate client resistance

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Q1 –

What are some red flags that would indicate client resistance? How can you most effectively deal with resistance? Will a client with substance use disorder be more resistant than a client with a general mental health disorder? What would be the impact in involving significant others in treatment? Explain your response.

Q2 –

What tools can you use to help motivate the client and keep them on track with their stated goals? What types of interventions might be appropriate to help the client become more focused or motivated? What are the indicators the client is stuck?


Schwitzer, A., & Rubin, L. (2015). Diagnosis & Treatment Planning Skills. Thousand Oaks: Sage Publishcations Inc.

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School: Purdue University




Client Resistance


Client Resistance

Part One
Resistance is primarily the client’s expression of fear in relation to exploring unconscious
materials. One could recognize a client who is resistance through factors such as the delay to
receive help. For example, the client might give reasons such as the therapeutic process being too
expensive and or taking too long. Another indicator of resistance is failure to bring up issues that
the client needs to talk about. The client might also be reluctant to talk about their feelings.
Ultimately, failure to pay the therapist is the commonest sign of client resistance. By failing to
pay, the client is attempting to evade the therapy session for the fear of unveiling scary or
unpleasant materials. These are some of the indicators that a client is resisting and the therapists
should be very weary since at this level they are sett...

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