Working with Resistance and Motivation in Therapy

This course provides 3 self-study CEU's approved by NYS

How do we work with a resistant client or one who lacks motivation? This can be one of the most challenging aspects for a mental health provider to consider in developing a therapeutic alliance and building the most effective treatment plans. This course will provide a deeper understanding of theories on client resistance, as well as theories of motivation to better equipped counselors with foundational knowledge in managing resistance in real life settings. The course will also look at the translation of these theories into practice to best support your understanding, along with application through case studies.


Your Instructor


Lee Kehoe, LMHC, NCC
Lee Kehoe, LMHC, NCC

I am a Rochester, NY licensed mental health counselor. I have been practicing in the field of mental health for nearly 9 years and I am incredibly passionate about reducing stigma for mental health and improving education and access to care. As a provider, I felt a lack of access to continuing education opportunities, which along with my five years of teaching in counselor education, came the inspiration for the Counselor Growth Center. This is a branch of my practice Kehoe Mental Health Counseling, PLLC and has been approved by NYS to offer certified CEU's. I hope to bring you continually changing and evolving course topics, self-study, live in-person, and live webinars. I also plan to grow in collaborating with the amazing colleagues and other amazing clinicians I continue to meet so they can also have a platform to engage with fellow counselors and create a community of ongoing learning. My areas of passion reside in older adults, grief, LGBTQIA, as well as my integrative approaches I take through my work. I am excited to get to know you and welcome your introductions, collaboration ideas, and communication. Cheers to sustaining our spirits to learn and best support those we care for.


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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What is the Refund Policy?
a. Refund Policy: Upon purchase of this course, no refunds will be available, unless there is a technical issue that results in the course being unable to be completed by the learner. b. Cancellation policy: Upon purchase of this course, the course can be completed at the pace of the learner. You may cancel your order at any point prior to submitting payment with no cost to the learner. Upon submission of payment, your order will be processed and the course will be made available, at which point no cancellation or refund can be issued

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