The Encounter with the Patient: Sparkles and Traps

The main issues in the clinical relationship to improve therapeutic results

by Elisa Rossi
Art. Nr.: C-ERO001

Approved by: Standard Certificate, NCCAOM

Language: English

Course Type: Recorded Webinar

Course Length: 5.5 h

Course Notes: Notes are provided with this course.

Access Period: Lifetime

ab 90,75 € zzgl. MwSt

The Encounter with the Patient: Sparkles and Traps

Course Overview

Please Note: This course is presented in English and is verbally translated into German 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.

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Course Objectives

  • 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

Course Outline

0 hrs - 30 minEthics, xu-emptiness of the Heart, dao

30 min - 1 hrsCommunication theory, clinical interview

1 hrs - 1.5 hrsTherapeutic alliance, empathy, yin attitude

1.5 hrs - 2 hrsSetting - the mental, emotional and physical place where we work – and how to regulate it

2 hrs - 2.5 hrsThe first encounter, the therapeutic relationship and chronic treatments

2.5 hrs - 3 hrsClinical cases

3 hrs - 3.5 hrsHow we perceive qi and resonate with it, how we work with different patients, including children

3.5 hrs - 4 hrsHow to use silence and words, how to talk about Chinese medicine

4 hrs - 4.5 hrsHow to handle emotions that may surface during the treatment

4.5 hrs - 5 hrsWhy we have chosen this profession, and what deep needs it responds to

5 hrs - 5.5 hrsHow to try to change dysfunctional behaviours


Elisa Rossi PhD, MD, is a Psychiatrist, Acupuncturist, and Licensed Psychotherapist. In 1994 Elisa co-founded the School of TCM “MediCina” and from 2006 she is member of Milan Medical Board for Non-Conventional Medicine. Elisa has written numerous books and has lectured extensively around the world.
Kurslänge 5.5h
Kurssprache English
Kurstyp Recorded Webinar