Engaging and Working with the Hard-to-Reach Client: The Interactional Model

September 20, 2019 9:00 am - 4:30 pm


1255 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10027

Event Organizer

Office of Professional Excellence

Continuing Education Workshop (see registration page for CE hour info & fees) | Open to the Public | Registration Required

About the Workshop

Lawrence Shulman

Clients whose participation is mandated or semi-voluntary often reject authority or deny that they need help. Special guest presenter Lawrence Shulman, MSW, EdD (bio) will introduce core skills for creating conditions of trust with these clients, understanding and responding to their resistance, and allowing them to lower their defenses. He will elaborate the core practice model into strategies for different settings, populations, problems, modalities, and cultural contexts. He will also demonstrate how social workers can integrate elements of evidenced-based practice without becoming overly prescriptive and losing individual artistry. Throughout the workshop, Dr. Shulman will invite issues and examples from participants, to keep the theoretical material close to their daily experiences.

Participants attending both this workshop and the September 21 workshop for supervisors can receive a discount.

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