How to Improve your Communication Skills With Your Patients Using CBT and ACT Approaches

Maya El Eid 12 September 2018

Our second #AskMeAnything Webinar with Alison Sim focuses on how to effectively communicate and motivate your patients. Understand the use of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) approaches in order to properly integrate them in your own practice and to help and guide your patients. Watch the webinar highlights to hear Alison Sim's thoughts on how to improve your communication skills with your patients. 


 Topics of Discussion: 

  • 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?




Show Notes: 

  • What's the biggest lesson that you've learned in your career to date? [0:33]
  • Why have you decided to teach continuing education courses? [1:12]
  • Poll #1: How do you apply the biopsychosocial approach to the treatment of headaches and migraines in your practice? [1:50]
  • Poll #2: What does the most recent literature/evidence say about CBT and ACT? [7:00]
  • Cochrane Reviews [7:14]
  • Is the evidence better when CBT or ACT is combined with other treatment modalities? [9:57]
  • Poll #3: What does the literature say about the efficacy of pain medication? [11:00]
  • What is your approach for clients who acknowledge the logic behind the concept of making changes for pain management, but don't actually make the changes? [15:10]
  • Audience Comment: "You can lead a horse to water and you might not get them to drink, but you can make them thirsty. (My job is to give them information that might make them thirsty.)" [17:57]


If you want to continue to learn about CBT & ACT approaches and integrating motivational interviewing in your clinic, click below to take Alison's complete online course, Motivational Interviewing & Cognitive Behavioural Approaches for Treating Pain! 


Click Here to Take Alison Sim's Online Course! Available Now


About the Instructor: 

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. 

Learn more from Alison Sim's online course now! 


Topics: Embodia Academy, Online education, Physiotherapy Education, health studies, Webinars, Alison Sim, Pelvic Health Solutions, physiotherapy, webinar highlights, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Communication, Motivation, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Pain

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