DMC Denial Check
An Article By Terence T. Gorski
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Published On: March, 2001
Updated On: August 07, 2001
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exercise ends with the following questions, called a denial check, to see if the
client’s denial was activated while answering the questions.
I'll list the questions here. In
describing the other exercises I will simply note that you need to complete a
Denial Check at this point. The
questions in the denial are:
Did your stress go up as you talked with me about these questions?
(Denial is normally activated by sensitive questions that activate a
“hot response” in the client.);
Did an inner conflict or argument start in your head as you talked with
me about these questions?
Did you feel an urge to avoid answering the questions or to tell lies or
half truths? Tell me about that.