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Some clients arrive at your door in a precontemplative stage of readiness to change; others experience setbacks and find themselves having returned to an earlier stage or are just beginning to experience ambivalence. Either way, clinicians need strategies for engaging with patients who are precontemplative or contemplative to avoid feeling burnt out, pessimistic, or combative. In this “virtual office hours,” you’ll be able to submit specific cases with which you’d like help. An experienced clinician will talk through some of your stickiest issues and offer concrete ideas designed to enhance motivation and nurture a positive relationship with your client.
Robert Chapman, PhD, is an experienced practitioner and educator who for 45+ years has worked in both in- and outpatient SUD treatment programs. Since 1988, his professional interests have focused on high-risk and dangerous collegiate drinking and other drug use. He is a retired Clinical Associate Professor of Behavioral Health Counseling and an adopted member of the Seneca Nation of Indians. Dr. Chapman blogs regularly at robertchapman.blogspot.com.