How to Improve Your Communication Skills with Your Patients using CBT and ACT
Expert Series: Episode 9 with Alison Sim
This course is all about improving your communication skills with your patients using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) approaches
Learn how to effectively communicate and motivate your patients. We will answer the following questions:
- What is CBT and ACT?
- What does the literature tell us about these approaches?
- What is motivational interviewing and how can we integrate these principles into our practice tomorrow?
This course is for practitioners who are interested in an introduction to CBT and ART approaches and how to integrate them into their practices.
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 has completed Masters of science in Medicine in 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.
Course Material included in this course
The Biopsychosocial Approach to Headaches and Migraines