Presented by Renée R. Taylor, PhD
Earn .2 AOTA CEU (2.5 NBCOT PDUs/2 contact hours)
Strategic Evidence-Based Interviewing in Occupational Therapy begins with an introduction to the three basic types of interviews most commonly applied in occupational therapy practice: structured interviews, semi-structured interviews, and general clinical interviewing. Through evidence-based examples of some of the most frequently used interview-based assessments within the occupational therapy literature, this course will describe a set of norms and communication strategies that are likely to maximize success in gathering accurate, relevant, and detailed information. Applying principles from the Intentional Relationship Model (Taylor, 2008), a case example will be used to demonstrate how the selection of certain modes of communication at critical time points can enhance successful outcomes, particularly with difficult-to-interview clients.
- Kielhofner, G. (2008). Talking with clients: Assessments that collect information through interviews. In G. Kielhofner, Model of Human Occupation: Theory and application (4th ed., pp. 262–287). Baltimore: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
- Taylor, R. R. (2008). Interviewing skills and strategic questioning. In R. R. Taylor, The intentional relationship: Occupational therapy and use of self (pp. 195–208). Philadelphia: F. A. Davis.
At the conclusion of the course, participants will be able to:
- Identify the uses and benefits of the occupational therapy interview.
- Identify the three major types of interviews used in occupational therapy and their respective applications.
- Recognize how specific interpersonal skills may be used to maximize time, efficiency, compliance, engagement, validity, and depth of response.
- Recognize how interviewing from a client-centered perspective can facilitate client accuracy in responding.
- Identify the benefits of evidence-based interviews that are linked to conceptual practice models.
- Delineate how to select an appropriate interview for a given client.
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