The Intentional Relationship Model Clearinghouse provides educators, practitioners, researchers and students with information and resources related to the Intentional Relationship Model (IRM). The IRM defines how a client and therapist each contribute to the unique interpersonal dynamic that becomes the therapeutic relationship.
Announcing IRM Unconferenced: The Next Stage! Click below for information about this conference scheduled for October 3 virtually, and for information about the call for papers (deadline August 1) and FREE registration.
Goals of the Intentional Relationship Model Heading link
DESCRIBE the interpersonal reasoning needed to successfully cope with dilemmas and challenges that arise in the client-therapist relationship.
DEMONSTRATE the optimal way to develop the client-therapist relationship that embodies the foundations, values and ethics of intervention in OT.
Textbook Heading link
The Intentional Relationship: Occupational Therapy and Use of Self, the groundbreaking book that addresses a critical aspect of the occupational therapy practice—the art and science of building effective therapeutic relationships with clients, is available for purchase.