No matter what role someone has in their field, they have their own unique lens and point of view. Presenters from Touchstone Mental Health will speak about their experience working with interns from an interprofessional background, when it comes to the exploration, identification, and recognition of their own lenses and the lenses of those with whom they interact.
Attendees will learn about the stages of development of a student’s lens and the importance of understanding one’s own lens within collaborative practice. Presenters will discuss the lifecycle of an intern at Touchstone Mental Health and how these interns consistently explore and learn ways to identify and develop their own professional lenses in the field.
This presentation will also cover skillsets on how to develop insight and have open conversations with instructors, preceptors, supervisors, and professionals about their own professional lenses. Knowing the lenses of others can help create positive client care in a collaborative team setting.
Even though these examples are taken from the presenters’ experiences with interns, the information learned within this presentation can be used with students, professionals, clients, and others within the field.
Direct takeaways include processes that can be implemented at an agency or learning environment to help students practice, gain insight, and grow within the development of their lenses. These takeaways are actionable and can result in better client care, better communication between professionals, and a better understanding of collaborative practice for interns, educators, and seasoned professionals.
Presenters are from Touchstone Mental Health, a multi-site agency that has a rich history of providing interprofessional education and support for interns from nursing, social work, mental health, recreational therapy, chemical health, non-profit management, and other disciplines. Touchstone has utilized IPE theory across all internship placements since 2014.
In support of improving patient care, this activity is planned and implemented by The National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education Office of Interprofessional Continuing Professional Development (OICPD). The OICPD is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
The National Center OICPD is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Athletic Trainers (ATs). This program is eligible for Category A hours/CEUs. ATs should claim only those hours actually spent in the educational program.
This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit for learning and change.
Physicians: The National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education designates this live activity for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with their participation.
Physician Assistants: The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME.
Nurses: Participants will be awarded contact hours of credit for attendance at this workshop.
Nurse Practitioners: The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) accepts credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME and ANCC.
Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians: This activity is approved for contact hours.
Athletic Trainers: This program is eligible for Category A hours/CEUs. ATs should claim only those hours actually spent in the educational program.
Social Workers: As a Jointly Accredited Organization, the National Center is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. The National Center maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive continuing education credits.
IPCE: This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change.