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By attending and participating in this workshop you will be able to deal more effectively with clients exhibiting denial and treatment resistance. Upon completing this workshop, you will be able to understand the philosophy of resistance and denial as well as learning how to effectively intervene and disrupt your clients’ self-defeating patterns of behaviour.
Using terms like the “inner saboteur” or self-defeating defences is an important part of helping our clients recognize, normalize, de-pathologize 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. You will learn how to identify and managing your personal denial patterns to be more effective helping their clients see theirs. You will be encouraged to explore your own personal defences and how they developed in order to be more effective with the clients you serve. Special emphasis will be placed on building a collaborative relationship with clients.
You will also learn the general steps of the Denial Management Interactional Process that is designed to manage denial in here-and-now interactions with clients and how to directly deal with the twelve most common denial patterns used by people with self-defeating patterns of behaviour. Finally, this workshop teaches you how to develop the tools necessary to implement a successful treatment plan for teaching your clients strategic denial self-management skills.
Understanding Denial As Part Of The Human Condition
Exploring and Understanding The Inner Saboteur
Understanding the Role of Cognitive Dissonance
Denial As a Set Of Automatic and Unconscious Mistaken Beliefs, Thoughts and Perceptions
Five Steps to Better Decision Making
Understanding Denial As a Psychological Defence Mechanism
Operational Definition of Denial
Using Denial to Cope with Painful Reality
Understanding the Emotional Drivers of Denial
Understanding the Levels of Denial
Understanding the Anatomy of Denial
Learning About The Twelve Most Common Denial Patterns
Defining Each Denial Pattern
Exploring Mistaken Beliefs of Each Denial Pattern
The Big Five Denial Patterns
The Small Seven Denial Patterns
Artistic Interpretations of Each Denial Pattern
Identifying and Rating Your Personal Denial Patterns
Rating the Big Five Denial Patterns
Identifying and Personalizing Your Most Problematic Big Five Denial Patterns
Rating the Small Seven Denial Patterns
Identifying and Personalizing Your Most Problematic Small Seven Denial Patterns
Identifying and Managing The Inner Saboteur (aka Denial)
Using the Formula for Success
Understanding Denial Self-Management
Utilizing the Denial Management Interactional Process
Learning the Antidote for Denial
Building Your Denial Management Toolbox
Stress Identification and the Stress Thermometer
Relaxation Response Tools
Cognitive Behavioural Restructuring
Understanding and Using the Conceptual Pyramid
Using a Bookmarking Process
Using the Inner Dialog Process
By attending this presentation participants will be able to:
Learn the five steps of the Denial Management Interactional Process designed to identify and manage denial in here-and-now interactions with clients.
Be able to assist their clients in directly identify and manage the twelve most common denial patterns that can sabotage the treatment process and quality of life.
Practice three or more clinical tools covered in this process including how to make better decisions, conduct an inner dialog process to help manage denial and a bookmarking process designed to keep clients focused on the immediate goal of treatment.
Look at denial differently by normalizing and “de-pathologizing” this human defense mechanism in order to explain it to the clients they serve.
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.
Clinical Professionals: All mental health professionals including, but not limited to Clinical Counsellors, Psychologists, Psychotherapists, Social Workers, Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Hospice and Palliative Care Workers, Youth Workers, Mental Health Workers, School Counsellors, Behaviour Specialists, Addiction Specialists, Marital & Family Therapists, Speech Language Pathologists, Vocational Rehabilitation Consultants and all professionals looking to enhance their therapeutic skills.
Stephen F. Grinstead, Dr. AD, LMFT, ACRPS has a Bachelor’s Degree in Behavioural Science, a Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology and a Doctorate in Addictive Disorders (Dr. AD). He is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, (LMFT) a past California Certified Alcohol and Drug Counsellor (CADC-II), and, a Certified Denial Management Specialist (CDMS) an Advanced Relapse Prevention Specialist (ACRPS). He served on the faculty of UC Santa Cruz Extension Alcohol and Drug Studies Program and also taught at Santa Clara University, UC Berkeley Extension and Stanford University Medical School and served on the faculty of University of Utah’s School on Alcoholism and Other Drug Dependencies as well as serving as an Adjunct Professor at Alliant University teaching Masters Level and Psy.D. Students the Treating the Addicted Family System course for the Marriage and Family Therapy track for five years.
From 2015 to 2018, Dr. Grinstead was the Co-Founder and Chief Clinical Officer of a Triple Diagnosis Residential and Intensive Outpatient Chronic Pain Management Program in California. He is author of the book Thank You Adversity for Yet Another Test: A Body Mind Spirit Approach for Relieving Chronic Pain Suffering, as well as author of several other pain management books including Freedom from Suffering: A Journey of Hope, Managing Pain, Coexisting Disorders, and the Addiction-Free Pain Management® Recovery Guide. Dr. Grinstead is also an internationally recognized expert in preventing relapse related to addiction and chronic pain disorders and is the developer of the Evidence-Based Addiction-Free Pain Management® System. He has been working with chronic pain management, substance use disorders, eating addiction and coexisting mental and personality disorders since 1984. Since 1996, he has trained well over 40,000 healthcare providers in Seminars, Workshops and Trainings across the United States and Canada.
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