In this episode of SYP, I have a conversation with Catherine Andrea, PT, MPT, EdD about her passion of interprofessional collaboration, a skill that is often overlooked but vital for our practice.

You’ve got a patient that you really need to discuss with the ENT and the MD, but just the thought of approaching them to give your recommendations has you shaking in your scrubs. Wouldn’t it be great if you worked together like peanut butter and jelly instead of oil and water? It’s not a far fetched dream and my guest this week is here to share how to make it happen!

In this episode of SYP, I have a conversation with Catherine Andrea, PT, MPT, EdD about her passion of interprofessional collaboration, a skill that is often overlooked but vital for our practice. Kate shares about her experience as a professor and clinical supervisor preparing grad students to go confidently into the professional world, ready to collaborate with their peers, even when it might be intimidating, to provide the very best care for the patient. She shares how to prepare for collaboration with all disciplines, in all settings, even if you’re the one leading the collaboration initiative.

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In this episode, you’ll hear about:
* the difference between co-treating and interprofessional collaboration
* the balance between ego and confidence
* how to foster interprofessional collaboration within the clinical setting
* utilizing interprofessional collaboration in intimidating situations
* emotional intelligence