Do you sometimes wish that you had a “cheat sheet” to which you could periodically refer in order to figure out how best to respond to particular situations with which your patients were struggling? Do you sometimes wish that you had easy access to a “therapeutic toolkit” that would enable you to intervene in ways that would achieve meaningful results? I have formulated a number of broadly applicable interventions designed to challenge whatever “defenses” the patient might have mobilized – in the moment – to protect herself from having to know sobering truths about her “conflicted self,” her “unrelenting objects,” her “irresponsible self-in-relation,” her “impenetrable self,” and/or her “unactualized self.” In essence, my lecture will provide you with an arsenal of therapeutic interventions to be utilized for specific, universally relevant, clinical moments – be it the patient’s reluctance to confront anxiety-provoking realities about the forces and counterforces in conflict within her, her refusal to confront sobering realities about the objects of her desire, her reluctance to hold herself accountable for what she is compulsively and unwittingly re-enacting on the stage of her life, her fear of delivering the most vulnerable and private aspects of her “self” into intimate relationships and into life itself, and her resistance to mobilizing her energies in order to actualize her potential and realize her dreams. Armed with “optimally stressful” interventions, you will be able to use these specialized tools to incentivize change and handle, with finesse, just about any situation that might arise during the clinical hour. Participants will receive my newly created “clinical intervention guide” (in the form of a handy “cheat sheet”).