Dealing with Distressed and Difficult Clients
People who are seeking help often present with a range of problematic behaviours, demands, emotions and distress.
This training trains your staff in recognising the various presentations of distress and responding effectively to clients who are suffering from it.
Clients walk through our doors with a range of behaviours that can make life very difficult for staff, including aggression, dissociation, confusion, overwhelm and hysteria. Before we can help these clients to solve their situational problems we often need to assist them to get back to a place of feeling calm and empowered.
This training draws on behavioural psychology to help staff understand and respond to the difficult and distressed presentations of clients using tried and tested processes of engagement and empowerment.
Improved staff and volunteer retention
Better work culture and morale
Better service delivery
Greater effectiveness with clients
Less conflict and drama in the workplace
Duration: 8 hours
Times: By arrangement
Audience: All frontline staff, supervisors and managers of frontline staff
Cost: By arrangement with the organisation
This is an 8 hour interactive workshop that gives your staff the skills to respond to distress and difficult behaviours.
The common presentations of distress and the underlying psychology that is occurring
How to position yourself to best meet and respond to difficult presentations
How to engage each presentation to achieve a successful outcome with most clients, even the really tough ones
Maintaining professional but caring boundaries with clients
Protecting ourselves against difficult presentations without disengaging clients
FACILITATOR - ADAM BLANCH
Adam is a psychologist with 35 years experience treating trauma. He holds degrees in trauma and psychology and specialises in working with complex trauma and personality disorders.