Normalizing Denial: Identifying And Managing Your Inner Saboteur*
Using terms like the “inner saboteur” or self-defeating defenses is an important part of helping our clients recognize and manage their denial. One important goal of this workshop is to educate, normalize, and de-pathologize denial so we can help our clients recognize that it is a normal part of being human. Participants will learn how to identify and manage their personal denial patterns in order to be more effective in helping their clients see theirs. They will be encouraged to explore their own personal defenses and how they developed in order to be more effective with the clients they serve. Special emphasis will be placed on building a collaborative relationship with clients.
By attending and participating in this workshop participants will be able to deal more effectively with clients exhibiting denial and treatment resistance. Upon completing this workshop participants will be able to understand the philosophy of resistance and denial as well as learning how to effectively intervene and disrupt clients’ self-defeating patterns of behavior.
- Identify and manage at least one of their personal Big Five Denial Patterns.
- Identify and manage at least one of their personal Small Seven Denial Patterns.
- Discuss the psychological defense mechanisms were developed and how they have been both helpful and harmful.
- Explain the five steps of the self-defeating thinking cycle by looking at least one instance they experienced negative consequences and then track the five steps and how they could have intervened at each step to avoid those negative consequences.
- Lectures 2
- Quizzes 1
- Duration 2 hours
- Skill level Beginner to intermediate
- Language English
- Students 14
- Certificate Yes
- Assessments Self