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Intentional Relationship Occupational Therapy and Use of Self

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ISBN-10: 0803613652

ISBN-13: 9780803613652

Edition: 2008 (Revised)

Authors: Renee R. Taylor, Renèe Taylor

List price: $67.95
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This groundbreaking new book addresses a critical aspect of the occupational therapy practice--the art and science of building effective, fulfilling relationships with clients. A distinguished clinician and educator, Renee Taylor, PhD, uses a new concpetual pracetice model, the "Intentional Relationship," to define how the client and the therapist each contribute to the unique interpersonal dynamic that becomes the therapeutic relationship. She emphasizes how therapists must act deliberately, thoughtfully, and with vigilant anticipation of the challenges and breakthroughs that have the potential to influence the course of the relationship.
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Book details

List price: $67.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: F. A. Davis Company
Publication date: 1/7/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Theoretical Foundations and Guidelines for Practice
The Changing Landscape of Therapeutic Use of Self in Occupational Therapy: Historical Overview
What Defines a Good Therapist?
A Model of the Intentional Relationship
Knowing Ourselves as Therapists: Introducing the Therapeutic Modes
Knowing Our Clients: Understanding Interpersonal Characteristics
Challenges to Client-Therapist Relationships: Inevitable Interpersonal Events of Therapy
Navigating the Challenges: Therapeutic Responding and Interpersonal Reasoning
Building an Interpersonal Skill Base
Therapeutic Communication
Establishing Relationships
Interviewing Skills and Strategic Questioning
Understanding Families, Social Systems, and Group Dynamics in Occupational Therapy
Understanding and Managing Difficult Behavior
Resolving Empathic Breaks and Conflicts
Professional Behavior, Values, and Ethics
Working Effectively with Supervisors, Employers, and Other Professionals
On Becoming a Better Therapist: Self-Care and Developing Your Therapeutic Use of Self