Total Lifestyle Therapist

This 8 week course is a deep dive into the realms of health behavior, the patient-therapist relationship, and facilitating a client/patient’s behavior change process through cognitive behavioral interventions, as well as enhanced communication strategies, designed to address the five elements. This skills-based course is designed to address the growing need for therapists and other health care professionals to improve patient/client self-efficacy, empowerment, adherence, and self-management behavior. Course structure is highly interactive, including self-assessment, self-reflection, and guided practice opportunities, aimed to enhance therapist confidence to address lifestyle conditions.

OBJECTIVES

By the end of the course, the participant will be able to:

  1. Implement an action plan to address imbalances in therapeutic alliance

  2. Implement brief cognitive behavior therapy interventions to elicit positive health behavior change

  3. Create a personalized engagement plan for each of the five elements

  4. Enhance client/patient well being through clinical application of Flourshing.

SCHEDULE

  • Module 1: Managing the Patient/Client Relationship

    • Key Topics: Therapeutic Use of Self, the Intentional Relationship Model, and Therapeutic Modes

    • Key Activities: Self-assessment, Role-Playing, Self-Reflection

  • Module 2: Brief Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

    • Key Topics: Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Interventions, ABC Model

    • Key Activities: MI Skill Building Exercises, CBT Worksheets

  • Module 3: Lifestyle Redesign

    • Key Topics: Personal Engagement Plan, Goal Setting, Five Elements, My Ideal Day

    • Key Activities: Coaching, Reflective Practice, Instructor Feedback

  • Module 4: Human Flourishing

    • Key Topics: PERMA Model, Resilience, Grit, Post-Traumatic Growth

    • Key Activities: Addressing mental barriers, Self-Reflection

FACULTY

  • Dr. Jeremy Fletcher, PT, DPT, OCS

Dr. Jeremy Fletcher, PT, DPT, OCS currently serves as an Assistant Professor at the University of South Alabama where he teaches Health Promotion and Wellness. Jeremy has received additional training in PT/OT Health Focused Practice, Motivational Interviewing, and Psychologically-Informed PT Practice. He consults with Veterans Recovery Resources, a Mobile, Alabama based non-profit organization, where he is responsible for the development of the community reintegration and peer support programs for Veterans struggling with substance abuse and other co-morbid conditions. Because of his efforts, he was recently named a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar Fellow. The Clinical Scholar program seeks to build interdisciplinary teams of clinicians collaborating across sectors, tackling significant, complex health problems in their communities, ultimately building a Culture of Health. In addition to his clinical and community involvement, Jeremy also serves a Major in the US Army Reserve. Jeremy is blessed with a wonderful wife, Cherish, and three beautiful children. 

  • Megan O. Doyle, MS, OTR/L, TPS, Cert-APHPT

Megan practices as an occupational therapist full time for St. Luke’s Health System in Boise, ID, currently working in their inpatient/SNF departments, with prior experience across a continuum of settings, including outpatient. With education and additional training in cognitive behavioral therapy, treating pain from a biopsychosocial perspective as a Certified Therapeutic Pain Specialist, and Lifestyle Redesign™, as well as a vested interest in behavioral and mental health, she is striving to combine these components and move them “upstream” to a population health level.


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