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Introduction: Literature Review: •Trust necessary for effective healthcare relationships because it influences a client’s acceptance of care and outcomes •Trust in healthcare providers reliant on their clinical experience and self-confidence •Novice OTs lack self-confidence due to their limited clinical experience •Novice OTs’ inexperience and lower self-confidence may hinder the development of trust in their clients, yet it hasn’t been addressed by existing research Research Questions: •What is the perspective of novice OTs as they try to develop trust in their clients despite their inexperience and lower self-confidence? •What behaviors do they purposefully use or avoid when trying to develop trust in their clients?