Common Impasses

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De-escalation impasses are often caused by:
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De-escalation impasses usual involve:
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In a de-escalation impasse it is generally helpful to:
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In getting a couple to de-escalate, it is usually helpful to:
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In getting a couple to de-escalate, it is helpful to:
6. 
What are likely to be the primary emotions for Natasha?
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What are likely to be the primary emotions for Ruben?
8. 
Which of the following interventions would probably not help slow down the interaction?
9. 
What type of intervention might help make the impasse explicit?
10. 
Write a sentence or two that might help make the impasse explicit. Compare your answer with the example given in the answer section
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How could the therapist set up an interaction to help make client responses that contribute to the impasse explicit and deepen them?
12. 
An impasse involving withdrawer reengagement is most often caused by:
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A withdrawer reengagement impasse usually involves:
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When the impasse involves the withdrawer not reengaging, it is generally helpful to
15. 
When working with an intransigent withdrawer impasse, it may be helpful to:
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When working with a withdrawer impasse, it may be helpful to:
17. 
What types of fears might be holding him back?
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If he is afraid of her anger, what are five ways to reflect this fear in order to deepen it?
19. 
Softening impasses are usually caused by:
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Softening impasses usually involve:
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In a softening impasse it is generally helpful to:
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In a softening impasse it is generally not helpful to:
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In moving beyond a softening impasse, it is sometimes helpful to:
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What might be the underlying emotions that could be preventing her from softening?
25. 
How would you describe the cycle for Jose and Rosita at this point in therapy? Feel free to fill in details that are needed to complete a description of the cycle
26. 
In trying to get Rosita to soften, you do an individual session with both Rosita and Jose. What types of interventions and topics would you focus on in your individual session with Rosita?
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What types of topics and interventions would you focus on in your individual session with Jose?
28. 
Write a possible disquisition for Jose and Rosita designed to help her soften and reach for him.
29. 
Generalized impasses are often caused by:
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Generalizing impasses usually involve:
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With a generalizing impasse, it is usually helpful to:
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With a generalizing impasse, it is usually not helpful to:
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In moving beyond a generalization impasse, it is sometimes helpful to:
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What might some of the underlying emotions be around the impasse?
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In this case, the therapist wondered if there was something that was missed in the assessment that could be related to the impasse. What types of things would be helpful to reassess for?