Resistance in Psychotherapy: Definition & Concept


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Which of the following is an example of resistance in a client?

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1. Which of the following is not a technique therapists use to remove resistance?

2. Why does resistance occur in psychotherapy?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will help you quickly assess your understanding of resistance in psychotherapy. You will be quizzed on the characteristics of resistance in psychotherapy and the techniques used to remove resistance.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Students will answer questions related to:

  • Definition of resistance in psychotherapy
  • An example of resistance in a client
  • Techniques used to remove resistance
  • Reasons resistance occurs

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related psychology lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the techniques used to deal with resistance
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about how people avoid therapy

Additional Learning

Resistance in Psychotherapy: Definition & Concept is the lesson that can provide you with additional details. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Review how resistance is viewed in psychoanalysis
  • Identify other ways people resist therapy such as silence or irrelevant small talk
  • Learn about how resistance is dealt with