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Motivational Interviewing & Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) For Treating Pain June 2018

June 2, 2018 - June 3, 2018
Registration Information
  • Register before
    April 21st, 2018
    for early bird pricing

  • Regular Course Price:
    after April 21st, 2018


Dr. Alison Sim trained as an osteopath in Australia and has completed a Masters degree in pain management.  She has been speaking on the topic of pain science and the integration of this knowledge into clinical practice for several years.  She is a firm believer that a good understanding of integrated pain science knowledge is powerful for both clinicians and patients, and that manual therapists are among the best placed practitioners to be implementing such approaches in the healthcare setting. She works in private practice in a chronic pain setting in Melbourne, Australia.

Please note:

To register for this course, please download the following registration forms in pdf format and email it to info@pelvichealthsolutions.ca or fax it to 888-653-4533

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Alison Sim ON June 2018

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.