Building Therapeutic Alliance: Intro to DEI in OT (2.5 CEU/PDU)

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for Individual Clinicians and Students

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Occupational Therapist since 2005 in specialty care, health promotions, and health education, askOTkimberly learning brings you best practice education in OT and Intersectional Equity. A LEND Fellow, AUCD Emerging Scholar, & Maternal Child Health Trainee, askOTkimberly educates on community strategic partnerships, DEI charters, policy and practice assessment, root cause, clinical practice guideline development, care quality improvement, Health Equity SIGs, and professional development. Experienced founding co-chair of State Association's inaugural Health Equity SIG, Ramsey County charter Racial Equity Action Team, and Association of University Centers of Excellence Emerging Scholar, AskOTkimberly delivers consistent results through partnerships, education, and accountability. This course offers a Blueprint of almost 2 decades of interaction with 17k+ stakeholders in clinical healthcare in diverse communities of Minneapolis and St. Paul and serves as a guiding framework for her success. (2.5 hours)

Course Details:

Building Therapeutic Alliance 1.0.

2.5 hours CEU, on-demand webinar stream access for 30 days.

Target Audience: Academic, clinical, student, and emerging leaders.

Section 1 (37 minutes)



Define 1-2 Culturally Linguistically Appropriate Service Standards Occupational Therapy practioners (i.e. clinicians, faculty, managers, students) can employ to create an inclusive environment.

Describe 1-2 individual strategies for building therapeutic alliance and positively impact client Outcomes (i.e. Physical Health, Mental Health).

Describe the application of 1-2 Vision 2025 Pillars to a healthcare or school-based Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiative.

Background & Terminology

Clients & Contexts

Characteristics for Building Therapeutic Alliance

Characteristics for Successful DEI Leadership

Section 2 (44 minutes)

Experiential Lab

Case Study Literature Review

Root Causes & Solutions Generation

Leadership and Stakeholders Assessments

Section 3 (33 minutes)

Organizational Change

Theories of Change

Equity Strategic Map

Section 4 (19 minutes)

Occupational Justice in ADOS, Immigrant, & Indigenous

Section 5 (9 minutes)

Experiential Lab

Section 6 (4 minutes)



Certificate of Completion

Continuing Education: Certificate of Completion issued for all online courses for submission with course content and objectives to accrediting organizations or boards in certifications, re-certifications, and audits of continuing education courses. AOTA guideline for online continuing education per state statutes.

Other suggested Course

Building Therapeutic Alliance 2.0

(New Content not in Building Therapeutic Alliance 1.0)

2.0 hours CEU, on-demand webinar stream access for 30 days.

Section 1: Intro


Key Equity Terminology

Drivers of Health Outcomes

Research and Inclusion

Section 2: Outcomes

Physical and Mental Health in ADOS, Immigrant, & Indigenous

Historical Occupational Injustice in BIPOC and Disabled Communities

Section 3: Experiential Lab #1

Case Study Literature Review

Root Causes

Solutions Generation & Therapeutic Alliance

Section 4: Leadership and Stakeholders

Role in DEI

Equity and Empowerment Questions

Vision and Mission

Section 5: Organizational Change

Theories of Change

Equity Strategic Maps & Standards

Section 6: Quality Improvement


Outcome Metrics for Disparities Resolution

Section 7: Experiential Lab

Quality Improvement Measures

KPI and Scorecard

Quality Improvement Institutes

Section 8: Closing

Self Reflection


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