10 Steps to being an authentic Therapist



1. Listen actively to the person.

2. Hear what the person is saying verbally and non-verbally.

3. Translate this narrative into a measurable baseline; is this where you currently are?

4. Work with the person to identify their goals.

5. Actively listen, explore the barriers that they could experience to get to their goal.

6. Develop a partnership and identify how to overcome any barriers.

7. Use the language, symbols and metaphors that your client is using.

8. Pinpoint your starting point and crucially, the first non-failing achievable step.

9. Provide regular feedback on their achievements/developments and support them in their journey with the all tools you have.

10. When the time is right and they are on the road to independence, let go. Measure the cost benefit analysis of your intervention and feedback to the organisation.


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by Margaret Spencer MA Consultant Occupational Therapist & Senior Lecturer LinkedIn Profile  

This post is written by Margaret Spencer. Margarets blogs are a culmination of over thirty years experience  working in Occupational Therapy, including material from her books and conference presentations.They answer the real queries and questions that 100's of undergraduate  and post graduate students, qualified OT's and managers, that she has had the privilege to work with and supervise continue to ask her.

To see how Margaret can offer support to your team visit her website www.OT360.co.uk or email margaret@OT360.co.uk


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