What You Get
CEUs/PDAs 5.5
Approved: Florida (5.5), NCCAOM (5.5), Standard Certificate (5.5)
LENGTH 5.5 Hours
Course TYPE Recorded Webinar
ACCESS Mobile, Desktop, Tablet
NOTES Notes are provided with this course.
Course Overview
Please Note: This course is presented in English and is verbally translated into German, back and forth, during the presentation. The workshop focuses on the process of co-building a working alliance. We discuss some main features of the therapeutic relationship: the structure of communication and the emotional, mental, physical space of the treatment. We see how to deal with: the daily management of time, requests, money the dynamics of empathy and neutrality the deep movements stirred up by the use needles the expression of hidden or violent emotions the yin attitude of "being there" We work with illnesses and suffering, it is a delicate matter. The encounter of patient and practitioner requires a specific attention. To improve therapeutic results we need not to be submerged by what takes place inside the relationship. The classics give a great attention to it – quotations will be discussed in the workshop. Clinical cases are given throughout all the issues.
  • Learn how to address the clinical relationship in daily practice. Deal with questions about ethics, communication, clinical interview. Understand how to handle interpersonal issues that arise in the clinic.
  • Cope with the therapeutic setting, empathy, expression of emotions, silence and words. Not be invaded or drifted away by what may happen during the treatment. Use a yin attitude of “being there”
  • Refer to the Classics and Recognize deep relational movements in given clinical cases
  • Why we have chosen this profession, what deep needs it responds to, how we deal with it all
  • Paths to deal with dysfunctional behaviours
  • Outline
    0 hrs - 30 min

    Ethics, xu-emptiness of the Heart, dao

    30 min - 1 hrs

    Communication theory, clinical interview

    1 hrs - 1.5 hrs

    Therapeutic alliance, empathy, yin attitude

    1.5 hrs - 2 hrs

    Setting - the mental, emotional and physical place where we work – and how to regulate it

    2 hrs - 2.5 hrs

    The first encounter, the therapeutic relationship and chronic treatments

    2.5 hrs - 3 hrs

    Clinical cases

    3 hrs - 3.5 hrs

    How we perceive qi and resonate with it, how we work with different patients, including children

    3.5 hrs - 4 hrs

    How to use silence and words, how to talk about Chinese medicine

    4 hrs - 4.5 hrs

    How to handle emotions that may surface during the treatment

    4.5 hrs - 5 hrs

    Why we have chosen this profession, and what deep needs it responds to

    5 hrs - 5.5 hrs

    How to try to change dysfunctional behaviours

    What People Are Saying

    A wonderful reminder that each encounter with my patient is an opportunity to be present with equanimity.

    Susan M.- United States of America

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    About Elisa Rossi

    Elisa Rossi PhD, MD, is a Psychiatrist, Acupuncturist, and Licensed Psychotherapist. In 1983, after a 3-year Course in Acupuncture in Milan, Elisa attended the Training Course of TCM in Beijing. She went back to China 7 more times gaining clinical experience in the TCM Departments of Beijing, Nanjing, Shanghai, Jinan. In 1994 Elisa co-founded the School of TCM “MediCina”. From 2006 she is member of Milan Medical Board for Non-Conventional Medicine. Elisa volunteered with Agopuntura Senza Frontiere (Madagascar-2008, Laos-2010, Tanzania-2012) and since 2005 she runs Xiaoxiao, a Chinese Medicine Childrens' Centre. She has lectured extensively in Australia, Austria, Denmark, Germany, Israel, Netherlands, Poland, Switzerland, UK, USA. In English, Elisa has published: “Shen – Psycho-Emotional Aspects of Chinese Medicine”, Churchill-Livingstone, 2007; “Pediatrics in Chinese Medicine”, Donica, 2011. “The Patient-Acupuncturist Encounter” is in process. Articles are published mainly on European Journal of Oriental Medicine (1995, 2000, 2005, 2012, 2019) and Journal of Chinese Medicine (2007, 2010, 2017). www.elisarossi.info.

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