Announcing IRM UNCONFERENCED: THE NEXT STAGE! For information about this upcoming conference held in Chicago on October 3rd, and for information about the CALL FOR PAPERS (deadline April 1st) please visit https://bit.ly/38ZVdqi.
What is the Intentional Relationship Model?The IRM defines how a client and therapist each contribute to the unique interpersonal dynamic that becomes the therapeutic relationship
Goals of IRM
Explain how to deliberately use aspects of therapeutic personality in OT and how the client-therapist relationship can promote or inhibit the client’s involvement in occupations
Describe the interpersonal reasoning needed to successfully cope with dilemmas and challenges that arise in the client-therapist relationship
Demonstrate the optimal way to develop the client-therapist relationship that embodies the foundations, values and ethics of intervention in OT
The text published on the Intentional Relationship Model is available for purchase. It is called The Intentional Relationship: Occupational Therapy and Use of Self.
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Renee R. Taylor, PhD
Interim Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs
Professor, College of Applied Health Sciences
Director, Model of Human Occupation Clearinghouse
University of Illinois at Chicago