Psychotherapy with the unmotivated patient

Kanopy (Firm)

Streaming video - 2014

Polster summarizes his approach: "Obvious therapeutic techniques will alienate him. Instead I'll try to stay in close contact with him, more like a savvy uncle than a therapist, meeting and matching him with sarcasm, humor, confrontation, and common sense. Everything I say will be as close to the truth and responsive to our interchanges as possible." In numerous vignettes over the course of treatment, we watch Polster continuously engage Gerald in here-and-now interactions, matchi...ng wits, joining him with humor, and challenging his defenses with a delicate balance of confrontation and empathy. Erving and Miriam Polster provide illuminating commentary, sharing with the viewers mature wisdom garnered from a lifetime of practicing therapy and training thousands of therapists. It is hard to imagine any therapist who will not benefit from the viewing of this video. Keywords: Polster, Erving, Miriam, gestalt, humanistic, unmotivated, video, videos, difficult client, difficult clients, resistant client, resistant clients, difficult patient, difficult patients, Counseling, counselling, Social Work, Social Worker, Therapy, Psychotherapy, Psychotherapy.net, Therapist.--Supplied by publisher.

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[San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming 2014.
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English
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1 online resource (1 video file, 81 minutes) : digital, sound, color
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Mode of access: World Wide Web.
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AVAILABLE FOR USE ONLY BY IOWA CITY AND RESIDENTS OF THE CONTRACTING GOVERNMENTS OF JOHNSON COUNTY, UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS, HILLS, AND LONE TREE (IA).
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