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Choices and Changes Workshop:Healthcare providers & Community professionals

October 13th
9:00am - 1:00pm
Self-Management Program of Southeastern Ontario
This workshop is online only.
Program Secretary at 613-962-0000 x 233

This workshop has 19 remaining seat(s).

Choices and Changes: Motivating Healthy Behaviours. It is designed to acquaint participants with techniques for promoting change in health

Choices and Changes workshop for healthcare providers /community professionals and people in helping roles: Friday - October 13th, 2023 from 9:00am-1:00pm

This FREE workshop is open to all healthcare providers /community professionals and students in Kingston and South East Region!

Choices and Changes: Motivating Healthy Behaviours Workshop

Choices and Changes: Motivating Healthy Behaviours (Choices and Changes) is a workshop created by the Institute for Healthcare Communication and accredited by the American Medical Association. The workshop is designed to acquaint participants with literature, theory and techniques for promoting change in health behaviours. Choices and Changes is offered via Zoom as a half day workshop in two sessions. The program can also be introduced as a 1 hour grand rounds presentation.

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

Describe two theoretical models of behaviour change that can guide conversations with patients

Demonstrate three motivational interviewing core skills

Describe the four key elements of the visits with a patient

Put into practice two techniques to use in clinical settings to influence change

Why should I take this workshop?

  • Learn how to assess patients' conviction and confidence to engage in health behaviour change
  • Learn skills to influence change in patients' health behaviours
  • Learn techniques to use clinical settings to influence change and promote adherence to treatment plans

Workshop Format via Zoom Meeting

  • mini lectures
  • interactive exercises
  • videotaped case studies
  • skill practice with peers

This workshop is an evidence-based program originally developed at the Institute for Healthcare Communication.

Who should attend/ Benefit from this workshop

  • Physicians
  • Nurses/Nurse Practitioners
  • Physiotherapists,¬†Kinesiologists
  • Registered Dietitians, Respiratory Therapists
  • Occupational Therapists, Psychologists¬†
  • Social Workers and Social Service Workers, Counselors¬†
  • Recreational Therapists, Child and Youth workers, Personal Support Workers
  • Front-line staff and other Healthcare professionals

For more information or request to organize virtually or in person workshops for your staff/organization, contact Constantin Mugenga at [email protected]

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