Building Healthy Therapeutic Relationships

Building Healthy Therapeutic Relationships 

The importance of a strong therapeutic relationship rests in the findings that this relationship has been consistently identified as a moderate, but robust predictor of positive outcomes among clients and among one of the strongest predictors of treatment success documented by empirical research (Horvath, Del Re, Fluckiger, & Symonds, 2011). It is difficult, however, to develop a strong therapeutic relationship without effective therapeutic communication. This course presents the major components of the therapeutic relationship followed by a review of counselor characteristics and counseling skills and strategies that you can incorporate in your treatment with clients. This course will also discuss specific challenges counselors face in developing strong relationships with their clients and how to overcome them. T

$22.50

Hours: 2.25
REL-BHC-0-BHTR

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

Social workers participating in this course will receive 2.25 Ethics continuing education clock hours.

Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education

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American Psychological Association

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California Board of Registered Nursing

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District of Columbia Board of Nursing

2.2 HOURS


DC-RN -- District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CE Provider #50-290).

Nurses will receive 2.20 contact hours for participating in this course.

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

2.25 HOURS


Provider #50-290 This activity is approved for 2.25 contact hours.

Florida Board of Nursing

2.0 HOURS


Florida Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

Nurses will receive 2.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Florida Board of Psychology

2.2 HOURS


Georgia Board of Nursing

2.25 HOURS


Georgia Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

Nurses will receive 2.25 contact hours for participating in this course.

Florida Board of Medicine

2.25 HOURS


Florida Board of Medicine CE Provider #: 50-290

Florida Physician Assistants

2.25 HOURS


South Carolina Board of Nursing

2.25 HOURS


This program was approved by the South Carolina Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education Program (CE provider #50-290) CE Broker Course # 20-[Custom_Code]

West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing

2.25 HOURS


Ohio Marriage and Family Therapist Board

2.25 HOURS


Provider # RTX050401
This activity is approved for 2.25 contact hours.

Ohio Professional Counselor Board

2.25 HOURS


Provider # RCX100502
This activity is approved for 2.25 contact hours.

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

2.25 HOURS


Relias, 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.

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Social workers will receive 2.25 continuing education hours for participating in this course. This activity is approved for 2.25 contact hours.

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

2.25 HOURS


Relias, 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, LLC 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 2.25 contact hours.

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

2.25 HOURS


Relias, 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 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 2.25 contact hours.

NAADAC, The Association for Addiction Professionals

2.25 HOURS


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aspects of their programming.

Breining Institute for Registered Addiction Specialists

2.25 HOURS


This activity is approved for 2.25 contact hours.

California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals

2.25 HOURS


Provider approved by CCAPP, Provider number 1S-06-729-0220 for 2.25 CEH's

Louisiana Addictive Disorder Regulatory Authority

2.25 HOURS


This activity is approved for 2.25 contact hours.

Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals

2.25 HOURS


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This activity is approved for 2.25 contact hours.

Missouri Credentialing Board

2.25 HOURS


This activity is approved for 2.25 contact hours.

Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board

2.25 HOURS


This activity is approved for 2.25 contact hours. Content Area: P7, C9

Pennsylvania Certification Board

2.25 HOURS


PCB Approved Education
This activity is approved for 2.25 contact hours.

California Association of Alcohol and Drug Educators

2.25 HOURS


Relias Learning is an approved provider of Continuing Education. Provider number: CP40 910 H 0318 for 2.25 CEHs.

California Association of DUI Treatment Programs

2.25 HOURS


Oklahoma Board of Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors

2.25 HOURS


Alcohol & Drug Abuse Certification Board of Georgia

2.25 HOURS


This activity is approved for 2.25 contact hours.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-BHC-0-BHTR
Hours: 2.25
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 3/31/2022
Learning Objectives:
Identify the multiple avenues for building a therapeutic relationship with clients.
Recognize and describe the components of the therapeutic relationship.
Describe 4 techniques for providing feedback to clients.
Describe problem areas or concerns for the counselor in conducting treatment that affect the therapeutic relationship.

Outline:
Building Healthy Therapeutic Relationships

Section 1: Introduction

About This Course

Learning Objectives

Section 2: The Goal of Effective Communication

Meet Gary

Relationship Factors and Outcomes

The Need for Effective Communication

Communication in a Psychotherapeutic Context

The Goal of Empathy and Compassion

The Role of Reflective Practice

Overview of Approaches and Models

Flash Card Review

Remember Gary?

Summary

Section 3: The Therapeutic Relationship

Counselor Characteristics and Actions

The Importance of Boundaries

Characteristics of an Effective Multicultural Counselor

Becoming an Effective Multicultural Counselor

Treatment Matching

Components of the Therapy Relationship 

The Working Alliance

Transference and Countertransference

The “Real Relationship” 

Establishing and Using a Collaborative Therapeutic Relationship

Understanding the Client

Meet Carrie

Summary

Section 4: Therapeutic Strategies: Exploration and Relationship Building

Techniques across Therapy Approaches

Initiating and Maintaining the Therapeutic Relationship

Climate of Safety

Attending and Listening

Listening for Context

Active Listening

Five Key Active Listening Techniques

Paraphrasing

Clarifying

Reflecting

Summarizing

Leading

Open-Ended Questions

Pacing

Additional Exploration Skills

Cross-Cultural Variables

Meet Sarah

Summary

Section 5: Therapeutic Strategies: Integrative Interventions and Relationship Maintenance

Interactive Communication

Feedback

Feedback Techniques

Additional Feedback Techniques

Let's Review: Meet John

Responding to Cognitive and Affective Content

Client Ambivalence

Setting Collaborative Goals

Let’s Review

Summary

Section 6: Challenges and Special Populations

Common Challenges for Early Career Counselors

Potential Pitfalls

Working with Psychotic Symptoms

Escalation

Managing Escalation

Setting Limits

Setting Limits - Examples

Working with Substance Use Disorders

Termination and the Therapy Relationship

Termination Techniques

Review

Summary

Section 7: Conclusion

Summary

Course Contributors

Resources

References

Congratulations!

Exam and BrainSparks

Instructor: Monique Kahn, Psy.D.
Monique Kahn, Psy.D. received her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from Nova Southeastern University in Florida. She completed a pre-doctoral internship at Spokane Mental Health in Washington, which included specialty rotations in behavioral medicine and time-limited psychotherapies. She is licensed as a psychologist in Maine, where she was in private practice for 14 years, providing services to adult clients with varied presenting issues, but with particular emphasis on the treatment of anxiety disorders, the relationship between psychosocial stress and illness, insomnia, and coping with chronic illness. She has taught in the undergraduate psychology program at Husson University in Maine. In addition, she has worked as a content writer and psychology subject matter expert for several major educational publishing firms. She joined Relias as a clinical content writer and subject matter expert in 2016. Disclosure: Monique Kahn, Psy.D. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Expert Reviewer: Brent Scobie, PhD, LCSW

Brent Scobie, PhD, LCSW received his masters and doctoral degrees from the University of Maine. Over the past 20 years, he has worked in a number of clinical positions at an acute care psychiatric and substance abuse treatment facility and within private practice. He has provided both evaluative and therapeutic services within emergency departments and forensic, inpatient, residential, and nonresidential substance abuse and co-occurring disorders programs. His clinical interest areas include evaluation and treatment of adolescent addiction disorders, chronic pain, insomnia, and anxiety disorders. He is a part-time faculty member at both Husson University and the University of Maine where he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on subjects including substance use disorders, adult and child psychopathology, and healthcare administration and management.

Disclosure: Brent Scobie, PhD, 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 level Psychologists; intermediate level Alcohol and Drug Counselors; intermediate level Marriage and Family Therapists; intermediate level Professional Counselors; intermediate level Social Workers; Nurses; in the following settings: Health and Human Services.
Relias will be transparent in disclosing if any commercial support, sponsorship or co-providership is present prior to the learner completing the course.
Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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All courses offered by Relias, 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.
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All characteristics and organizations referenced in the following training are fictional. Any resemblance to any actual organizations or persons living or dead, is purely coincidental.
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.
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