Engaging and Retaining Clients in Psychotherapy
Joshua K. Swift, PhD
Series I: Systems of Psychotherapy
Title release date: September, 2018
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This clip is an excerpt taken from the APA Psychotherapy Video Series program: Engaging and Retaining Clients in Psychotherapy
In Engaging and Retaining Clients in Psychotherapy, Dr. Joshua K. Swift demonstrates his approach to encouraging clients to attend, engage in, and complete psychotherapy treatment. This approach includes strategies that assist in incorporating preferences into the treatment decision-making process and assisting the client in planning for appropriate termination. In this video program, Dr. Swift provides education about patterns of change in psychotherapy with an older female client who is grieving from several losses in her family. Topics such as the importance of strengthening hope, enhancing motivation, and fostering the therapeutic alliance are discussed in comprehensive detail.