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CE on CD - Pain, Fear, and Avoidance: Therapeutic Use of Self with Difficult Occupational Therapy Populations

Presenter: Reneé R. Taylor, PhD

Earn .2 AOTA CEUs (2.5 NBCOT PDUs/2 contact hours)

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Course Description
Discover strategies for managing three of the most common and difficult emotions in occupational therapy practice—pain, fear, and avoidance. Using six distinct modes of interacting that are based on the conceptual practice model recently developed by Dr. Taylor, you will learn how to best manage these emotions and behaviors so that treatment goals can be accomplished. The model is particularly useful when therapists are having difficulty engaging clients or sustaining active participation in therapy. It is designed for practitioners and supervisors at all experience levels to identify and build upon existing interpersonal strengths and develop new skills to enhance their work.

Lesson Topics
Topic 1: Understanding Pain, Fear, and Avoidance
Topic 2: The Intentional Relationship Model
Topic 3: Therapeutic and Non-Therapeutic Responses
Topic 4: Therapist Interpersonal Modes

Recommended Reading
The Intentional Relationship: Occupational Therapy and Use of Self, by R.R. Taylor, Philadelphia: FA Davis (2008).

Learning Objectives
At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to

  • Differentiate pain, fear, and avoidance.
  • Recognize the evidence base and rationale for the Intentional Relationship Model in occupational therapy.
  • Recognize and differentiate therapeutic and non-therapeutic responses to pain, fear, and avoidance.
  • Differentiate the six therapist interpersonal modes.
  • Identify how each mode can be used to your advantage or disadvantage when responding to pain, fear, and avoidance.

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Additional Details:

SKU: 4836
ISBN: 978-1-56900-279-7
Product Type: CD-Rom
Year Published: 2009

  • AOTA Continuing Education
  • Practitioner
  • Continuing Education
  • Mental Health
  • Continuing Education
  • Intervention
  • Pain
  • Sensory Integration