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Appreciating Resistance course

Appreciating Resistance course

About the Course

In this workshop, participants will learn to appreciate and manage resistance in working with clients in a family service center context. Examples will be provided specific to working with parents and adolescents during first session, and engaging adolescents who do not want to talk to you but are mandated to attend sessions with you.

Demonstration interviews and/or video recordings will be used to highlight principles for dealing with resistance. Participants will be introduced to the idea of goal creating language and techniques and how to manage “I Don’t Know” responses.


  • Where it comes from: Understanding resistance

  • When it is needed: Misunderstood

  • How it is maintained: Common errors therapists make that create and foster resistance

  • What could we do about it: Language

Course Objectives

Participants will be introduced to the ideas of where resistance is coming from, how it is maintained and what could we do about it. 

Who Should Attend

This workshop is suitable for Social Workers, Counselors and Youth Workers working in a family service center setting and/or managing YouthGo!, GP, ESU or youth-mandated cases. Anyone who works with youths in other settings will also benefit from this training.


Participants who meet 75% class attendance will be awarded a Certificate of Accomplishment by the Academy of Human Development.

Course Description

Your Trainer

Mr Chan Earng Han

Mr Chan Earng Han

Chan Earng Han holds a Master of Social Science (Counselling) from Edith Cowan University (Australia) and a Master in Counselling from Sioux Falls Seminary (United States of America).

He is a well sought-after Trainer cum Counsellor. His passion in working with youth led him to attain his Graduate Diploma in Youth Work from Edith Cowan University (Australia).

He currently specialises in counselling young people and families who have committed petty crimes, struggled with sexuality and mental health issues including having suicidal thoughts & intent.

Earng Han is also trained in Solution Focused Brief Therapy, and he utilises Systemic lens in conceptualising problems faced by individuals and families.


Vanessa Tan, Youth Guidance Officer

The training was relevant and applicable to my daily work demands. It has helped me gained a new perspective on counselling and provided me with useful tips on how to better understand resistance in clients.

Terence Siew, Youth Guidance Officer

Jovial and engaging. Thoroughly enjoyed learning from his vast and deep experience.

Natasha Tiara, Youth Guidance Officer

En Han was obviously well-versed in the subject matter and his passion for the work he does was infectious.

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Enquiries about the course?

Contact Us

Ms Ho May Fhong / 6593 5286

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