Issue 6: Unconditional Positive Regard; Why? How? and What are the challenges for Dietitians?

Issue 6: Unconditional Positive Regard; Why? How? and What are the challenges for Dietitians?

In this Issue of Practice Pavestones we will be exploring the last core attribute in our client centered practice: Unconditional Positive Regard. So how does Unconditional Positive Regard contribute to relief, acceptance, motivation and other experiences that our clients really value?

Firstly…….

What is Unconditional Positive Regard (UPR)?

UPR is a disposition or attitude towards our client whereby: ‘the client is viewed with dignity and seen as a worthwhile human being’ Phillip Burnard

This attitude accepts that our clients have a right to their subjective reality and is offered without conditions.

When a client experiences UPR they often report feeling:

genuinely cared for by their health professional
praised spontaneously and authentically
valued
respected
supported without strings attached
affirmed
warmly accepted

To find out more about how UPR helps and what is might sound like in session read on. I hope this exploration gets you thinking……

Read Issue 6

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