Interactive Improv: Improving Communication with Patients

Instructors: Dr. Sandy Hilton, Mike Steward, Alison Sim, and Dr. Keith Waldron

Date: Feb. 21 & 22, 2019

Where: The Dana on Mission Bay, San Diego, California

Fee: $500

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Sandy's Website: Entropy Physio

Mike's Website: Know Pain

Alison's Website: Beyond Mechanical Pain

Keith's Website: Keith's Korner

 

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About this workshop:

Improving our communication skills with patients using improv and role playing.

 

Objectives 

* Review the science of therapeutic alliance and it’s influence on clinical outcomes 

* Look at how we can improve the therapeutic alliance in our interactions with clients  

* Look at Acceptance and Commitment Therapy as a therapeutic entity and review the basics of the model 

 

Schedule 

Feb. 21

8:30am: Check in

9:00 am- Introduction and outline of objectives 

    • To review the science of therapeutic alliance and its influence on clinical outcomes

    • To look at how we can improve the therapeutic alliance in our interactions with clients  

    • To look at Acceptance and Commitment Therapy as a therapeutic entity and review the basics of the model

    • To develop communication skills to enable people in pain to express their experience 

10:00 am - The science of rapport and empathy - what does the literature tell us?

10:30 am - Reflective listening role play exercise 

11:00 am - Break 

11:20 am - Empowering people in pain to express themselves.

1:00 pm - Lunch 

1:45 pm - Improv game series

3:15 pm - Break 

3:30 pm - How to NOT be an asshole

5:00 pm - Finish

 

Feb. 22

9:00 am - Collaborative Development: Improv gain series

9:45 am - It Takes Two to Tango: Developing your teaching toolkit.

10:30 am - Guiding the patient from ambivalence to commitment

11:00 am - Break 

11:20 am - Fundamentals of the ACT Model  - short lecture 

12:00  pm - Case studies and Role play

1:00 pm - Lunch 

1:45 pm - Case Studies and Role play 

3:15 pm - Break 

3:30 pm - Summary brainstorming 

5:00 pm - Finito

 

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