Intentional Relationship Model Clearinghouse

Providing educators, practitioners, researchers, and students with information and resources related to the Intentional Relationship Model

Intentional Relationship Model Clearinghouse

Providing educators, practitioners, researchers, and students with information and resources related to the Intentional Relationship Model

Intentional Relationship Model Clearinghouse

Providing educators, practitioners, researchers, and students with information and resources related to the Intentional Relationship Model

Intentional Relationship Model Clearinghouse

Providing educators, practitioners, researchers, and students with information and resources related to the Intentional Relationship Model

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

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

Describe the interpersonal reasoning needed to successfully cope with dilemmas and challenges that arise in the client-therapist relationship

Demonstrate

Demonstrate the optimal way to develop the client-therapist relationship that embodies the foundations, values and ethics of intervention in OT

Textbook

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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Thank you for your support and interest. We attempt to provide extensive information on this website and make all our resources accessible. If you are aware of an IRM reference or resource we are missing, or require accommodations to access information, please contact us.

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Renee R. Taylor, PhD
Director

Interim Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs
Professor, College of Applied Health Sciences
Director, Model of Human Occupation Clearinghouse
University of Illinois at Chicago