Live Virtual Workshops
Navigating Difficult Client Relationships
Credit Hours (CEC)
Navigating Difficult Client Relationships - Live Virtual Workshop - Dec. 19, 2022
- Identify patterns of escalating difficult behaviour
- Describe common patterns in communication that cause conflict
- List the external and internal factors that contribute to difficult client relationships
- Describe effective communication with someone who is experiencing mental health challenges
- Practice key interventions with three common patterns of difficult behaviour
- Know how to facilitate a cycle of cooperative behaviour
*Please allow only the registered individual(s) to view webinar materials
Method of Delivery
Presentation, video, case study exercises, experiential practice, personal reflection, delivered electronically.
Some of the Topics Included
- What Makes a Person Difficult?
- The Cycle of Escalating Difficult Behaviour
- Shift the Problem from Person to Pattern
- Shift from Judgment to Curiosity
- Assessment of Problems: Is it Mine, Theirs, or Ours?
- Strategies for the Passive Aggressive Pattern
- Strategies for the Chronic Anger Pattern
- Strategies for the Chronic Resistance Pattern
- Considerations Around Challenges Related to Mental Health
- Creating a Cycle of Cooperative Behaviour
This is an introductory level workshop intended for social service and health care personnel, support workers, school personnel, and anyone working with people who exhibit challenging behaviours.
Trainer: Trish Harper
Trish has worked in many diverse mental health settings with families, youth, and children providing direct practice for over 20 years. She has a Master of Social Work degree as well as an undergraduate degree in psychology, and has completed professional training in trauma resolution therapy. She is also a contributing author of our Counselling Insights book. Trish believes that real change happens through relationship, authenticity, and the use of skillful empathy. In addition to her work with CTRI, she maintains a small private practice, specializing in recovery from early adverse experiences, PTSD, anxiety, depression, vicarious trauma, and burnout, and she continues to have a special passion for helping children, youth, and families. As a trainer, Trish is a gifted listener who works to facilitate training that encourages genuine insight, compassion, and a collective learning experience. Read blogs written by Trish here.