Develop skills and a better understanding around:
- What are Cognitive Behavioural Therapy approaches and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy approaches and how are they utilized in the treatment of people in pain?
- What does the literature tell us about these approaches?
- Understand how you can integrate some of the essence of these approaches to improve communication with patients, with reference to your scope of practice.
- What is Motivational Interviewing and how can we learn to create behaviour change in our patients using some of these techniques?
- What does the integration of all of these techniques look like in the clinic – how do I get comfortable using these communication tools – some practical exercises.
- To explore the value of high quality communication in a clinical setting and how you can use some structured approaches to implement better ways of communicating with your clients.
- To Review the literature on various aspects of communication to understand why it can play such a crucial role in clinical outcomes
- To look at the modalities of Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive behavioral therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) In both the literature and as structured entities. To learn elements of these approaches that can help us build a better rapport with our clients and gain better clinical outcomes
- To review how we define “success” in the clinic so as to ensure we are taking a patient centered approach. This includes reviewing what functional outcome measures we can use to best assess our client’s progress.
- To practice integrating some of these communication approaches in a workshop style environment so as to feel comfortable using them with patients
This course is open to all health care professionals that work with clients with pain
To be determined
Registration begins on the first day 15 minutes prior to the start time.