OVERCOMING RESISTANCE ONLINE COURSE

Our self-paced online courses include a Powerpoint (in pdf format) that guides you through the program, access to the unlisted video segments on YouTube, and a more detailed handout (in pdf format). All details are sent to you in an email from Dr. VanFleet after you register.

In some cases, there are 1 or 2 additional text materials required, and these are noted in the descriptions when relevant.

 

Description
Parental resistance to play and family therapies can take many forms. Some parents expect that therapy alone will "fix" their children, others are skeptical about the entire process. This 4-hour video-based online course explores types and sources of parental resistance to play and family therapies and provides viewers with practical methods for working with challenging families. This course includes ways to explain play therapy and Filial Therapy to parents as well as ways to handle many different forms of resistance. The course includes video demonstrations of the methods by Dr. VanFleet.

Video Segment
Approximate Length
(in minutes)
   
The nature of resistance
12
The nature of resistance, continued
08
Common mistakes therapists make
20
Explaining play therapy to parents
15
Demonstration 1: Recommending play therapy to a skeptical father
22
Discussion of demo; recommending filial therapy
06
Demonstration 2: Recommending filial therapy
09
Special issues : Control and aggression
11
Demonstration 3: Handling control and aggression issues
13
Discussion of demo; overcoming general noncompliance with therapy
16
Demonstration 4: Handling noncompliance with an overwhelmed mother
12

Special cases of noncompliance: perfectionism and borderline personality characteristics

20
Handling harsh criticism and direct verbal “attacks”
11
Demonstration 5: Working with an irate, critical father
18
Discussion of demo; parental involvement; closing
07