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‘Being’ Begets ‘Doing’: Establishing the Conditions Necessary for Cultivating Therapeutic Relationships

‘Being’ Begets ‘Doing’: Establishing the Conditions Necessary for Cultivating Therapeutic Relationships

‘Being’ Begets ‘Doing’: Establishing the Conditions Necessary for Cultivating Therapeutic Relationships

This course includes
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Lifetime access after purchase
The instructors

General Overview

The intent of this course is to identify and define the components necessary to promote a safe therapeutic relationship with patients/clients. The course content is geared at providing a multitude of areas where a practitioner can audit themselves to determine if they are engaging well with their patients/clients. Domains of engagement include impicit and explicit safety, verbal and non-verbal communication, and presence and active listening, among others. Upon completion of this course, one should have tools to begin auditing their patient/client interaction via self-reflection to identify limiting factors in developing positive therapeutic relationships.


What’s Included in this Course

    1. Certification of completion. Once you've completed the course, you will receive a certificate for your professional portfolio.
    2. Access to this course is through Embodia, and although some of the content, such as the workbook can be downloaded, the majority cannot. This is to protect the instructor’s material and to prevent the content from being shared freely on the Internet.
    3. Embodia is mobile-friendly and can be accessed by phone, tablet, and computer.
    4. There is no start date or completion date. You can complete the course at your own pace.
    5. Quizzes throughout to help you integrate the knowledge.
    6. You will be sent a receipt as soon as you purchase this course. This receipt can be used for education grants (such as The Allied Health Professional Development Fund) and for tax purposes.
    7. Bite-sized information: all of the content is broken down into bite-sized chunks, so that you can easily watch a video on your break, over lunch, or for a few minutes at night.
    8. A Special Coupon for 15% off any other online course on Embodia Academy when you’ve completed this course!


Course Objectives

You will learn:

    1. How to cultivate positive Therapeutic Relationships.
    2. The differences between Implicit and Explicit Safety.
    3. The conditions of engagement in a safe relationship.
    4. Definitions of being present, receptive, committed, and genuine.
    5. Techniques for fostering high quality therapeutic relationships.
    6. Common mistakes when attempting to create positive therapeutic relationships.
    7. Examples of the vast range of positive therapeutic relationships.
    8. A case study example to aid with practical application of the topics presented.


Audience: Healthcare professionals seeking to develop stronger therapeutic connections with their patients and clients through self-reflection and by auditing their own actions.

The instructors
Maxi Miciak
Maxi Miciak has completed her doctoral studies in Rehabilitation Science at the University of Alberta (UofA), Edmonton, Canada. She is currently a postdoctoral fellow at Alberta Innovates and UofA, serving as the inaugural Cy Frank Fellow in Impact Assessment. Her research focuses on operationalizing patient-centred care by developing, implementing, and evaluating care models that impact the patient-practitioner therapeutic relationship, including how health services and policies support this relationship. Her interest in this area developed over 13 years as a clinician working in private practice and on interdisciplinary rehabilitation teams supporting people with chronic physical conditions and psychological dysregulation. She is currently engaged in developing frameworks to evaluate research impact on informed decision making and the scale and spread of research and innovation in the health system. Maxi has published 6 peer reviewed papers and 3 invited articles for practice-related reviews. She has 6 juried presentations and has given invited presentations on therapeutic relationship in physiotherapy at national, provincial, and local conferences and professional seminars. During her doctoral studies, Maxi received scholarships from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, UofA, and Physiotherapy Alberta College + Association as well as a Thesis Operating Grant from the Department of Physical Therapy, UofA.
Course Material included in this course
  • Being’ Begets ‘Doing’: Establishing the Conditions Necessary for Cultivating Therapeutic Relationships
  • Research and the Relationship
  • Being Present With Your Patients
  • Creating A Sense Of Safety
  • Conditions of Engagement
  • Conclusion and Q&A
  • Quiz
  • Feedback