Enhanced- Medical Rehabilitation: How to Engage and Motivate Your Clients (E-MR)
Enhanced- Medical Rehabilitation: How to Engage and Motivate Your Clients (E-MR)
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SKU: OL5138


Publisher: AOTA Continuing Education

Published: 2018

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Non-Member Price: $34.99

Product Overview

Enhanced -Medical Rehabilitation (E-MR) can be the solution to the ongoing challenge of client motivation and participation in occupational therapy!

Get your E-MR Practitioner digital badge after successful completion of this course!

Earn .15 AOTA CEU (1.88 NBCOT PDU/1.5 contact hour)

Brought to you by the Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and The American Occupational Therapy Association

Washington University Contributors:

Peggy Barco, OTD, OTR/L

Maggie Bland PT, DPT

Emily Lenard, MSW

Sarah Pennock, BS

Henry Mitchell, BS

Eric Lenze, M.D. 


Enhanced -Medical Rehabilitation (E-MR) offers a structured approach to applying the science of behavior change and the principles of rehabilitation intensity to patients' occupational therapy. This approach aims to better engage clients in their rehabilitation, thus encouraging them to work harder and achieving better results.

This approach is based on research in medical rehabilitation, particularly observations of anxiety and depression in older adults and how therapists might motivate those clients in therapy sessions. The goal of EMR is for OT sessions to engage the client as much as possible in their treatment. Applying the recommended strategies ensures that clients understand that the purpose of occupational therapy is to help them return home to the personal activities that are important to them.

Learning Objectives:

1) Describe the scientific literature and theory grounding the evidence based E-MR approach.

2) Identify the three principles of E-MR

3) Explain the E-MR process

4) Discuss principles of OT E-MR for use in medically impaired older adults.

5) Apply the principles of E-MR to an OT clinical setting using video case studies and learning activities

Learning Level: Intermediate 

Target Audience: Occupational Therapy Practitioners

Content Focus: Professional Issues; Occupational Therapy Interventions