No matter how loving and knowledgeable, many parents and teachers encounter children who do not respond well to traditionally successful behavior management approaches. Similarly, therapists at times find themselves stumped by clients who seem not to want the help offered. Whether questioning therapists’ guidance or not implementing their suggestions, reluctant clients can be frustrating. Often labeled “resistant,” these clients and children can become objects of frustration, rejection, and even abandonment by the very people they trust to help them. In this training, Ms. Pruett will explore the reasons behind these challenging dynamics and offer ideas for better aligning with caregivers and helping them align with children.
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