Welcome and Link to Live Calls

Welcome to See Me As A Person: Creating Therapeutic Relationships with Patients and Their Families

Being present with another person facing trauma, serious illness, loss, and grief, requires an awareness and understanding of one’s own emotional responses. Only then can The Self be used as a therapeutic tool in the care of others. The nature of the therapeutic patient relationship, conditions under which it can be effective, and the knowledge and skills essential for the relationship are explored and practiced in these interactive sessions.

The program focuses on the personal awareness, professional knowledge and practical and repeatable skills required to “see each patient as a person” with their own unique story and response to their need for care. A therapeutic relationship cultivates emotional safety and facilitates the individual’s capacity to heal. Participants will deepen their knowledge and understanding about how to be in such a relationship within the context of a highly technical, fast-paced, time-constrained, and frequently chaotic health care environment. We will address questions such as:

  • What is a therapeutic relationship and why does it matter?
  • How does a therapeutic relationship help me accomplish my job?
  • What does the therapeutic relationship have to do with quality, safety and efficacy of care? 
  • Where will I find the time?
  • Is it worth my emotional investment?
  • Is it possible to establish such a relationship in the context of the pandemic?  

We are meeting for six Mondays starting August 10, 2020 at 7 pm Eastern time. For a good time zone reference, you can see worldtimebuddy.com.

Our classes are held in Zoom Technology Software. All classes are recorded and uploaded in the classroom so you can view them at any time. Links to the live calls are always in the classroom and you will be reminded of our calls. Here is our live call link:


We will remind you each week of the online call, and you can access the recordings at any time. They will be posted in the classroom within 24 hours of the class.

We are glad you are here. Kate White is your administrator. Please reach out to her with any questions you might have at [email protected]

See you soon,

Michael Trout and Mary Koloroutis