Rolling with Resistance

Rolling with Resistance
Monday, January 25, 2010 - 13:42

When using motivational interviewing, one does not fight client resistance, but instead "rolls with it." Resistance can take several forms, such negating, blaming, excusing, minimizing, arguing, challenging, interrupting, and ignoring. This video will demonstrate how to work with resistant behavior and how to use your client's resistance to further explore their views. The video will also demonstrate how this “rolling with it” approach tends to decrease resistance and provides techniques for uncovering and identifying the reasons behind the resistant behavior.