Reframing - PT349


A Fresh Outlook Helps Patients Envision Positive Outcomes

by Joan Monchak Lorenz, MSN, RN, PMHCNS-BC and Connie Vogel, PhD, RN, CNS-BC, CNE
(4.4 / 183 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Physical Therapy (1.00 Hour(s))

Price: $19.00
CE-PRO Price: $9.50


This module will inform healthcare professionals about types of reframing used by healthcare professions to help patients look at things differently and the ways in which reframing can prove useful while working with patients and colleagues. Healthcare professionals need to know about reframing and how to use it to improve patient outcomes. This module describes how nurses, physical therapists, and social workers can use reframing in their patient care.


The goal of this program is to describe how healthcare professionals can use reframing in their patient care. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Define reframing and discuss its use as a therapeutic modality
  • Discuss how reframing has been successfully used in a variety of care settings
  • Use reframing as appropriate in providing patient care

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for multiple professions, including nurses, physical therapists and social workers.
Physical Therapist: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at or If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at and search for this topic title.
OnCourse Learning is an approved sponsor by the New York State Education Department of continuing education for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants from 10/21/09 to 10/20/18.
This activity is provided by the TX Board of PT Examiners Accredited Provider GED012010TPTA2012004 for 01/01/2010 to 01/31/2013; 1601004 for 02/01/2013 to 01/31/2016; and 1902004TX for 02/01/2016 to 01/31/2019 and meets continuing competence requirements for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensure renewal in Texas. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.
OnCourse Learning is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approved reviewer and provider of continuing competency courses for the state of California.
OnCourse Learning is a licensed physical therapy continuing education sponsor (#216.000275) with the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation from July 2013 through September 30, 2018.
This course has been approved as meeting the continuing education requirements for PTs and PTAs by the Florida Physical Therapy Association (approval no. CP130021166 for 01/01/13 to 12/31/13; CP140021420 for 01/01/14 to 12/31/14; CE150023608 for 01/01/15 to 12/31/15; CE16-27171 for 01/01/16 to 12/31/16; CE17-518855 for 01/01/17 to 12/31/17; CE18-518855 for 01/01/18 to 12/31/18); the Pennsylvania Board of Physical Therapy (approval no. PTCE005535 for 04/01/13 to 12/31/14; PTCE006764 for 01/01/15 to 12/31/16; PTCE010057 for 01/01/17 to 12/31/18); and the New Jersey Board of Physical Therapy Examiners (approval no. 1406-2012 for 08/27/13 to 01/31/14; 239-2014 for 02/01/14 to 01/31/16; 2016-858 for 02/01/16 to 01/31/18). Approval of this course does not necessarily imply the Florida Physical Therapy Association supports the views of the presenter or the sponsors.
This course has been approved by the Nevada State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.1 units of continuing education for 08/30/13 to 07/31/15; 07/31/15 to 07/31/17.
The Illinois Chapter Continuing Education Committee has certified that this course meets the criteria for approval of Continuing Education offerings established by The Illinois Physical Therapy Association (approval no. 437-4980 for 07/01/13 to 07/01/14). According to the Rules for the Administration of the Illinois Physical Therapy Act (section 13460.61) published by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation, a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant applying for re-licensure in Illinois can earn a maximum of 50 percent of their required continuing education hours from self-study. The hours awarded of this course are designated for self-study CE credit.
Other states may accept this course for meeting their CE requirements. Check with your state association or board.

Course Originally Released on: 2/21/2018
Date of Most Recent Review: 2/21/2018
Course Termination/Update Date: 2/21/2021


Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. OnCourse Learning guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

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Mark D - Alameda, CA  ·  Sep 15, 2018
A first-rate course on an extremely important topic!!
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HELLER H - Pennsburg, PA  ·  Jul 13, 2018
Lots of good, new information
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Dipen S - McKinney, TX  ·  May 29, 2018
improved my understanding and knowledge
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Lori G - Nanuet, NY  ·  May 23, 2018
Good information every therapist should think about and use with any patient with a difficult attitude toward their therapy/condition.
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Margaret C - Media, PA  ·  Apr 23, 2018
This course included good information and ways to implement it.
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Price: $19.00
CE-PRO Price: $9.50