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Creating and Maintaining Therapeutic Relationships With Clients

presented by Quinn Tyminski, OTD, OTR, BCMH

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Financial: Quinn Tyminski receives compensation from MedBridge for the production of this course. She is also an employee of Washington University School of Medicine, a contract content creator for Simucase, and a content creator for Diall.

Nonfinancial: Quinn Tyminski has no competing nonfinancial interests or relationships with regard to the content presented in this course.

Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.

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Video Runtime: 62 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 31 Minutes

Communication is essential to providing quality care and engaging clients in behavior change. When working with individuals with mental illness, excellent communication skills become even more critical. Join us for this course in which we'll provide a foundation of therapeutic communication for healthcare practitioners, cover the Intentional Relationship Model, and dive into strategies for working with individuals with serious mental illness. We will also present case studies throughout the course to further learning.

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Quinn Tyminski, OTD, OTR, BCMH

Dr. Quinn Tyminski currently serves as an instructor in the Program in Occupational Therapy at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. Dr. Tyminski earned her master's degree in occupational therapy from Washington University in 2012 and her Clinical Doctorate of Occupational Therapy in 2017 from Saint Louis University. Her clinical practice experience…

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1. Basics of Therapeutic Communication

This chapter will review the basic concepts of therapeutic communication, including rapport building and therapeutic use of self, with tips for implementing best-practice communication with your clients.

2. The Intentional Relationship Model

This chapter will introduce the Intentional Relationship Model and cover the six modes of communication. Case studies will be utilized to demonstrate use of the modes in healthcare practice.

3. Communicating With Individuals With Serious Mental Illness

This final chapter will build upon the previous chapters’ material, utilizing the skills learned to provide suggestions for communicating with individuals with serious mental illness. Case studies will also be presented to further learning.

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