Relational Practice

Relational Practice - GER134

Relational Practice emphasizes competencies in communication with clients and inter-professional interactions.  The concepts of caring and empathy are foundational in communication with clients in a therapeutic relationship. Critical thinking is another important skill to be mastered within communication.  Students will also learn how different concepts affect communication, such as: culture, cultural humility, authenticity, respect, curiosity, and ethics.  Reflexive practice is exercised during this class.  A 30-hour clinical experience will provide opportunities for students to apply their knowledge communication.  The intention of this course is for students to be active learners by relating course concepts to practice.  Learners will have opportunities to develop caring relationships as they engage with the elderly in community settings.