PRESENTED BY: Stephanie Huhn
(2 Ethics CRC CEU, 2 Ethics SW CEU)
The professional clinical relationship, between the clinician and the individual in treatment, holds the potential to promote growth, change, and to positively impact clinical outcomes across disciplines and diagnoses. In this session, attendees will gain a deeper understanding of the therapeutic-relationship, also referred to as the “therapeutic-alliance,” including the ethical principles that underlie its formation, including autonomy, justice, beneficence, veracity, non-maleficence, and others. They will learn how a quality therapeutic alliance impacts and improves treatment compliance and treatment outcomes. Attendees will learn about the features and defining characteristics of a ‘quality therapeutic alliance’ and will learn tools and approaches to help build, foster, and maintain this type of clinical relationship. Attendees will learn motivational interviewing concepts, tools, and strategies, as well as other communication techniques aimed at enhancing emotional intelligence, attunement, and a quality connection between clinician and client throughout treatment.