This practical module explores the theory and practice of commonly used components of therapeutic dialogue through the use of role play and video recordings.
- examine the verbal and non-verbal components of therapeutic dialogue which enhance the therapeutic value of dialogue interactions with service users and multi-disciplinary professionals
- build the skills and confidence required to use talking as a therapeutic tool within occupational therapy at an advanced level and in preparation for practice
- work collaboratively with your peers and module tutors to give and receive constructive feedback in relation to your role play and video recordings.
The module builds on your previous work at levels 4 and 5 regarding understanding of both the therapeutic alliance ; and actions and skills needed to develop and maintain therapeutic relationships.
Aims and Objectives
Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:
- Appraise the complexity of ’service users’ lived experiences and the contexts in which they live and work
- Adapt and justify therapeutic interactions to support a client-centred approach based on evidence and clinical reasoning.
- Critically review the effectiveness of your advanced therapeutic dialogue and engagement skills across a range of complex scenarios to facilitate individual or group participation.
- Reflect, evaluate and modify your professional and personal effectiveness in response to constructive feedback from your peers and module tutors.
- Critically reflect on your therapeutic dialogue knowledge and skills, within the context of occupational therapy and assess the impact of this dialogue, for your self as a therapist, and your service users and multi-disciplinary professionals.
- Discriminate between a range of theoretical approaches of therapeutic dialogue, as a therapeutic intervention, to maximise occupational performance, insight and transformation.
Topics covered are:
- Examining the evidence base for talking as a therapeutic approach.
- Developing and maintaining boundaries in therapeutic relationships
- Therapeutic use of silence
- Using metaphor in therapeutic conversations
- Unexpected disclosure in therapeutic conversations
- Transference and counter transference
- Therapeutic dialogue components - such as reflection, summarising, challenging and empathy
- Concepts of therapeutic use of self and therapeutic alliance within occupational therapy
- Application of theory to occupational therapy practice, building on your practice placement experiences
Learning and Teaching
Teaching and learning methods
There will be an emphasis on experiential learning. You will be supported in personal and critical reflection through the use of videotaped practical sessions, feedback and opportunities to practice and develop your skills in advanced therapeutic dialogue. Other methods include lectures, seminars, tutorials, group-work and collaborative peer learning tasks.
|Practical classes and workshops||20|
|Preparation for scheduled sessions||35|
|Wider reading or practice||82.5|
|Total study time||187.5|
Resources & Reading list
Singer JA, Blagiv P, Berry m, Oost KM (2013). Self defining memories, scripts and the life story: narrative identity and psychotherapy. Journal of Personality, (81 6 pp 569-582).
Katz N, Fleming J, Keren N, Lightbody S, Hartman-Maeir A (2002). Unawareness and/or denial of disability: Implications for occupational therapy intervention. Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy, (69 pp 281-292).
Morrison T (2013). ) Individual and environmental implications of working alliances in occupational therapy. British Journal of Occupational Therapy, (76 11 pp 507-514).
Egan M (2007). Speaking of Suffering and Occupational Therapy. Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy, (74 293).
Haene LD, Grietens H, Vershueren K (2010). ) Holding harm: narrative methods in mental health research on refugee trauma. Qualitative Health Research, (20 12 pp 1664-1676).
Legowski, Brownlee (2001). Working with metaphor in narrative therapy. Journal of Family Psychotherapy, (12 1 pp 19-27).
Tolan J (2012). Skills in Person-Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy. London: SAGE Publications Ltd.
Mearns D, Thorne B and McLeod J (2013). Person-Centred Counselling in Action. London: SAGE Publications Ltd.
Murran C, Barber J (2010). The therapeutic alliance: an evidence-based guide to practice.. Oxford: Guildford Press.
McLeod J (2009). An Introduction to Counselling. Maidenhead: Open University Press.
Dryden W (2007). Dryden’s Handbook of Individual Therapy. London: SAGE Publications Ltd.
Nelson-Jones R (2016). Basic Counselling Skills – A Helper’s Manual. London: SAGE Publications Ltd.
Nelson-Jones R (2013). Introduction to Counselling Skills – Text and Activities. London: SAGE Publications Ltd.
Nelson-Jones R (2015). Theory and Practice of Counselling and Psychotherapy. London: SAGE Publications Ltd.
Hough M (2014). Counselling Skills and Theory. London: Hodder Education.
This is how we’ll give you feedback as you are learning. It is not a formal test or exam.Class participation
This is how we’ll formally assess what you have learned in this module.
This is how we’ll assess you if you don’t meet the criteria to pass this module.
Repeat type: External