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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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Denial Check
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Each 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:  

(1)  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.); 

(2)  Did an inner conflict or argument start in your head as you talked with me about these questions?  

(3)  Did you feel an urge to avoid answering the questions or to tell lies or half truths?  Tell me about that.


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