Building the Therapeutic Relationship

 

There is ample evidence that counseling can be a highly effective intervention for individuals struggling with a number of concerns, and the helping relationship is one common factor among various types of therapy approaches that is likely to be an enormously valuable contributor to positive outcomes. It is difficult, however, to develop a strong and effectual therapeutic relationship without effective therapeutic communication. This course demonstrates the value and goal of therapeutic communication, as well as specific communication skills and strategies you can incorporate in your interactions with clients. It describes how to approach any kind of counseling from a relational perspective and specifically reviews fundamental factors that should be part of any therapeutic interaction, as well. This course also teaches you various therapeutic skills and strategies as you learn how to build rapport and maintain a strong therapeutic relationship. The information in this course is intended for entry level to intermediate level clinicians and is broadly applicable to various types of behavioral health workers, including addiction professionals.

$20.00

Hours: 2.00
REL-HHS-0-BTR

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Certificates provided by accrediting body (25 Match)

American Psychological Association

2.0 HOURS


Relias Learning, LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Relias Learning maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling

2.0 HOURS


Provider #50-290 This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

Illinois Professional Counselor/Clinical Counselor

2.0 HOURS


This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

National Board for Certified Counselors

2.0 HOURS







Relias Learning, LLC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No.6110. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Relias Learning, LLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours

Ohio Marriage and Family Therapist Board

2.0 HOURS


Provider # RTX050401 290
This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

Ohio Professional Counselor Board

2.0 HOURS


Provider # RCX100502 290
This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

Texas State Board of Professional Counselors

2.0 HOURS


This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists

2.0 HOURS


This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

Association of Social Work Boards

2.0 HOURS


Relias Learning, LLC, #1273, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Relias Learning, LLC maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 2/10/2018-2/10/2021. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits.

Course Delivery Format: Asynchronous Distance Learning-interaction includes quizzes with questions and answers, posttests. This module is Text-based.

Social workers participating in this course will receive 2.00 Ethics continuing education clock hours.

New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, Division of Professional Licensing Services, Social Work Unit

2.0 HOURS


Relias Learning, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0009.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of licensed master social work and licensed clinical social work in New York. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice for an LMSW and LCSW. A licensee who practices beyond the authorized scope of practice could be charged with unprofessional conduct under the Education Law and Regents Rules.

As a provider of online, asynchronous education, some courses offered by Relias Learning are considered “self-study” under section 74.10(c)(2)(ii)(b)(4) of the Commissioner’s Regulations. The regulations limit self-study activities taken from a provider approved by the Education Department to no more than 12 hours in the 36-month registration period or one-third of the hours in a registration period other than 36 months.

Social workers will receive 2.00 continuing education hours for participating in this course. This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

Florida Board of Psychology

2.0 HOURS


State Of Illinois, Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Marriage and Family Therapist Continuing Education Sponsor

2.0 HOURS


This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

Louisiana Addictive Disorder Regulatory Authority

2.0 HOURS


This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals

2.0 HOURS


Education hours MCBAP-R
This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

NAADAC, The Association for Addiction Professionals

2.0 HOURS


This course has been approved by Relias Learning, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 2.00 CE. NAADAC Provider #86124, Relias Learning is responsible for all
aspects of their programming.

The Breining Institute for Registered Addiction Specialists

2.0 HOURS


This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals

2.0 HOURS


Provider approved by CCAPP, Provider number 1S-06-729-0220 for 2.00 CEH's

Missouri Credentialing Board

2.0 HOURS


This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board

2.0 HOURS


This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours. Content Area: C2,C3, R1

New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, State Board for Mental Health Practitioners, Mental Health Counselors (MHC)

2.0 HOURS


Relias Learning, LLC, is recognized by New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0011

As a provider of online, asynchronous education, some courses offered by Relias Learning are considered "self-study". The regulations limit self-study activities taken from a provider approved by the Education Department to no more than 12 hours in the 36-month registration period or one-third of the hours in a registration period other than 36 months.

This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, State Board for Mental Health Practitioners, Marriage and Family Therapists (MFT)

2.0 HOURS


Relias Learning, LLC, is recognized by New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists. #MFT-0009

As a provider of online, asynchronous education, some courses offered by Relias Learning are considered "self-study". The regulations limit self-study activities taken from a provider approved by the Education Department to no more than 12 hours in the 36-month registration period or one-third of the hours in a registration period other than 36 months.

This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

Illinois Alcohol and Drug Abuse Professional Certification Association

2.0 HOURS


Categories Counselor II, CARS II, MISA II, PCGC II, CCJP II, CRSS II, MAATP II, NCRS II, CFPP II
This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

Minnesota Board of Marriage and Family Therapy

2.0 HOURS


This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

Clinical supervision courses may only be used to satisfy CE requirements for individuals who are already Board-Approved Supervisors. They may not be used to meet the 30 hour requirement found in minn. Rule 5300.0160.

Massachusetts Association for Marriage & Family Therapy

2.0 HOURS


This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

Kentucky Board of Licensure of Marriage and Family Therapists

2.0 HOURS


This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-HHS-0-BTR
Hours: 2
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 1/31/2019
Learning Objectives:
Identify the value of building a therapeutic relationship with clients.
Describe three components of the therapeutic relationship
Describe four techniques for providing feedback to clients.

Outline:
Section 1: Introduction
A. About This Course
B. Learning Objectives
Section 2: The Goal of Effective Communication
A. Meet Gary
B. The Need for Effective Communication
C. Communication in a Psychotherapeutic Context
D. The Goal of Empathy and Compassion
E. The Role of Mindfulness
F. Mindful Boundaries
G. Overview of Approaches and Models
H. Short-Term and Long-Term Goals
I. The Importance of Rapport
J. Flash Card Review
K. Remember Gary?
L. Section Summary
Section 3: The Therapeutic Relationship
A. Therapist Qualities and Skills
B. Becoming an Effective Multicultural Counselor
C. Components of the Therapy Relationship
D. The Working Alliance
E. The Strength of the Working Alliance
F. Transference
G. Phases of Transference
H. Countertransference
I. The Most Effective Therapist
J. The Relationship Factor across Therapy Approaches
K. Interpersonal Process Approach
L. Interpersonal Process Concepts or Interventions
M. Establishing and Using a Collaborative Therapy Relationship
N. Understanding the Client
O. Meet Carrie
P. Section Summary
Section 4: Therapeutic Strategies: Exploration and Relationship Building
A. Common Factors
B. Techniques across Therapy Approaches
C. Initiating and Maintaining the Therapeutic Relationship
D. Climate of Safety
E. Attending and Listening
F. Listening for Context
G. Active Listening
H. What Would Active Listening Look Like?
I. Five Key Active Listening Techniques
J. Paraphrasing
K. Clarifying
L. Reflecting
M. Summarizing
N. Leading
O. Open-Ended Questions
P. Pacing
Q. Additional Exploration Skills
R. Cross-Cultural Variables
S. Meet Sarah
T. Section Summary
Section 5: Therapeutic Strategies: Integrative Interventions and Relationship Maintenance
A. Interactive Communication
B. Feedback
C. Feedback Techniques
D. Additional Feedback Techniques
E. Let's Review: Meet John
F. Responding to Cognitive Content
G. Responding to Affective Content
H. Client Resistance
I. Setting Collaborative Goals
J. Let’s Review
K. Section Summary
Section 6: Challenges and Special Populations
A. Common Challenges for Beginning Therapists
B. More Therapy Don’ts and Potential Pitfalls
C. Working with Delusions
D. Escalation
E. Managing Escalation
F. Setting Limits
G. Setting Limits - Examples
H. Special Population: Addiction Counseling Competencies
I. Working with Addiction and Impact on Therapeutic Communication
J. Termination and the Therapy Relationship
K. Termination Techniques
L. Let's Practice
M. Section Summary
Section 7: Conclusion
A. Summary
B. Congratulations!

Instructor: Susanna Gallor, Ph.D.
Susanna Gallor, Ph.D., is a psychologist and therapist who provides individual and group psychotherapy, mental health assessment and crisis intervention, and consultation and outreach with a focus on social justice and multicultural awareness. For the past 10 years she has worked at various university mental health centers providing services to college students as well as college campuses more broadly. She also maintains a small private practice. Dr. Gallor has experience assessing and working with issues including depression, anxiety, relationship and family functioning, eating disorders and body image concerns, and sexual assault. She also has particular interests in issues related to sexuality, gender and gender identity, race and ethnicity, and intersections among social identities. Disclosure: Susanna Gallor, Ph.D. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Expert Reviewer: Wendy C. Krull, LCSW
Ms. Krull has over 16 years of social work practice experience. She received her Master’s degree in Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University (2001) and received clinical training at Henrico Mental Health and Developmental Services and Resource Guidance Services in Richmond, Virginia. Ms. Krull was the Client Services Director at a domestic violence agency, providing clinical services and supervising all direct care staff. She later managed part of the Pregnancy and Adoption Services department within Catholic Charities, San Diego. Ms. Krull also has experience in clinical documentation review and audits. She currently is a technical writer/ editor at Relias Learning. Disclosure: Wendy C. Krull, LCSW has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: entry, intermediate, and advanced level Alcohol and Drug Counselors; entry, intermediate, and advanced level Marriage and Family Therapists; entry, intermediate, and advanced level Nurses; entry, intermediate, and advanced level Professional Counselors; entry, intermediate, and advanced level Psychologists; entry, intermediate, and advanced level Social Workers; in the following settings: Health and Human Services; and the following practice categories: General Nursing, Mental Health.
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All courses offered by Relias Learning, LLC are developed from a foundation of diversity, inclusiveness, and a multicultural perspective. Knowledge, values and awareness related to cultural competency are infused throughout the course content.
To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous Distance Learning with interactivity which includes quizzes with questions/answers, and posttests.
Accommodations
If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Learning Customer Support by calling (800) 381-2321 or emailing support@reliaslearning.com