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Managing Resistant Clients

Learn to identify resistance in clients and the techniques for effective handling. Develop an understanding of resistance including its definition, its misidentification and its positive side. Explore potential mistakes made by counselors to foster resistance in clients, the alternative perspective of resistance and how to develop a personal philosophy for dealing with resistant clients.

This course can be applied to the Professional Certificate in Human Services.


Bonneka Seals

Bonneka Seals

Bonneka Seals, MS, LPC, CSAC, ICS, NCC is a licensed psychotherapist, substance abuse counselor, supervisor, advocate, mediator, professional speaker, trainer, consultant and adjunct professor. Bonneka earned her master’s degree from Mount Mary University in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and obtained ... read more

Who Should Attend

Licensed therapists, social workers, teachers, counselors, psychologists, health care professionals, shelter workers, youth care workers and more

Benefits and Learning Outcomes

  • Learn effective techniques for dealing with resistant clients
  • Explore how interactions can foster resistance
  • Gain an understanding of the meaning behind resistance
  • Develop insights into the definition of resistance


Lunch provided

Date: Mon, Mar 1, 2021

Delivery Method: Live Online

Time: 8:30am-4pm CT

Platform: Zoom

Instructor: Bonneka Seals

Fee: $249

CEUs: 0.7, CEHs: 7

Enrollment Limit: 30

Program Number: 7740-13375

Note: A link to access the online classroom will be emailed within a few weeks of the start date. Please contact with any questions.

Registration Deadline: Mar 1, 2021

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