Focus on exploring thoughts and identifying concerns with the client/patient who is expressing denial.

TAP the examples below to see what you can say in response.

Client: I only got drunk one time.
Try: I've shared some concerns with you about your drinking, what do you think?
Client: My wife is the one who thinks I have a problem. I only have a few beers with my friends when we go out.
Try: So your wife has concerns, what concerns do you have?