Motivational Interviewing & Cognitive Behavioural Approaches for Treating Pain

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.

    Course Objectives:

    • 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

    Who Is This Course For:
    This course is open to all health care professionals that work with clients with pain


    This course is brought to you by Pelvic Health Solutions (PHS) and taught by Alison Sim.

    About The Instructor:

    Alison Sim,  BSc(Clin Sci), MHSc(Osteo), MSc Med(Pain Management)  

    Alison has a keen interest in educating health professionals about the latest science surrounding pain, especially pain that hangs around- chronic or persisting pain. 

    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.

    She is currently undertaking a Masters of Pain Management through the Sydney University Medical School and Royal North Shore Pain Management Research Institute. She has lectured at Australian Catholic University, Victoria University, and RMIT in a variety of science and clinical subject. She has also worked as part of the teaching team at Deakin University Medical School.

    Instructor Name Pelvic Health Solutions
    Cost CA$199.00
    Run Time 3:18:21
    Access Duration Indefinite access after purchase