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Resistance in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing Techniques

Nurcihan Alpaydın, Meliha Çimen, Büşra Tarçalır Erol, Oya Mortan Sevi.

As is valid for each psychotherapy method, the factors such as whether the therapy is appropriate and sufficient, whether the client is ready to therapy, duration and frequency of the therapy shall determine the success of the treatment also for clients whom are treated with cognitive-behavioral therapy. However, while considering these factors, the concept of resistance should not be ignored. The aim of this article is to understand the underlying causes of the resistance for cognitive-behavioral therapy and to make suggestions on how to manage it. In this context, motivational interviewing techniques will also be explained in detail.

Key words: Resistance, cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational techniques

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