Add your front sheet with module assignment and student details What are the critical components for, and obstacles to, implementing therapeutic engagement skills? Where possible, illustrate this with examples from your placement. • You may focus the assignment so that it is personal to your own area of work or you may take a more generic view, this is entirely your choice, however you must answer all parts of the question. • In writing this assignment you should consider the learning that you have undertaken throughout this Module and include examples from your placement where appropriate. This may include references to person-centred care, working together in care-coordination, patient, public and social value, shared decision making and other areas you deem relevant. Introduction Make a statement of what the assignment aims to achieve by directly referring to the question being asked: What are the critical components for, and obstacles to, implementing therapeutic engagement skills? Supported by references consider defining what therapeutic engagement is and its skills are. You can give a global definition. State why therapeutic Lead the reader into the main body by outlining that the critical components for and obstacles to implementing therapeutic relationships. Main body Supported by references write about the Critical Components required to develop and maintain therapeutic relationships. Supported by references identify obstacles to achieving or maintaining therapeutic engagement (what you may have witnessed in practice) i.e. consider: Your current skill level or confidence in developing therapeutic skills. Patient acceptance of diagnosis and treatment The use of coercive measures such as observation – restraint – seclusion. The lack of patient involvement in MDT meetings and being actively engaged in their own care plans. Differences between in patient and community mental health settings. Then potential solutions to increase therapeutic engagement (what you may have witnessed in practice) in the form of The Tidal Model (Barker) Safe wards (Bowers and Brennan) Low Conflict High Therapy (Guy et al). Conclusion Summarise the critical components Summarise the obstacles Summarise the potential solutions Identify the implications for your own practice and the environments you are working in helping to promote and maintain therapeutic relationships. References (Add your references) When you have completed the assignment before submission you need to enter it through Turnitin to ensure your work is orginal, not copied and references correctly in text.