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Edmonton Method for Health Change — 2 Day Intensive

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Delta Hotels by Marriott Edmonton Centre Suites

10222 102 Street Northwest

Edmonton, AB T5J 4C5

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Become the change people need by learning evidence-based strategies to shift attention, raise concern and build motivation for change.

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Course Description

This 2-day course builds the skills and confidence required for health professionals to guide conversations around health behaviour change. Now more than ever, clinicians need to go beyond the basics. We are called to learn advanced communication skills to modify health-promoting behaviours during pivotal clinical interactions. Participation in this 2-day course gives you the power and clinical potential to shape patient care in a much more evidence-based way, incorporating traditional techniques from Motivational Interviewing (MI) and Prochaska & DiClemente's Transtheoretical Stages of Change Model along with newer techniques gaining traction among clinicians. After learning key theories and concepts, all participants will have the opportunity to practice skills they learned in a small group format.

Course Agenda

Day 1

  • Empathy Upskilling
    • Building Safety & Presence
    • Respect, Therapeutic Alliance & Likeability
    • Empathy Skills ⁠⁠— Critical/Relational
    • Empathy Skills ⁠— Cognitive/Behavioural
    • Empathy Skills ⁠— Ethical/Motivational
  • Applied Science of Health Behaviour Change
    • Health Beliefs & Values
    • Cognition, Consciousness & Attention
    • Social Identity and Categorizations
    • Opinion Leadership & Herd Psychology
  • Edmonton Method for Health Change
    • Recognizing Change Archetypes
    • Grand Invitation to Safety
    • Clarifying Discrepancies
    • Adopting an Archetypal Strategy & Selection of Method
    • Pivot vs. Flex Methods
    • Pre vs. Post Methods

Day 2

  • Wrap Up & Questions — Day 1
  • Skills Demonstration: Heal the Healer
  • Adaptations for Common Barriers to Change
    • Neurocognitive & Psychiatric Conditions
    • Social Determinants of Health
    • Family & Ecological Deficits
    • Existential Crisis & Avoidance
  • Small Group Practice & Case Studies
  • Wrap Up & Questions — Day 2

Learning Objectives

  1. Describe different perspectives and scientific understandings of health behaviour change.
  2. Demonstrate a basic awareness of how to apply health behaviour change techniques in a manner that builds rapport and improves patient outcomes.
  3. Explain and apply the Edmonton Method for Health Change.
  4. Describe key adaptations to health behaviour change coaching strategies given different barriers to change.
  5. Gain confidence to apply the Edmonton Method for Health Change across different clinical populations and environments.

Hotel Accommodations & Meals

A block of rooms has been reserved for guests, at a discounted rate of $289.00 for the night of January 27, 2020. Please click here for a link to the discounted hotel booking link for the event.

Light snacks & refreshments will be provided at the event.

Your Course Lead

ADAM HENLEY, RN, BScN, CCHN(C), PGCert(Psych.)

Adam is a Registered Nurse and graduate student with expertise in primary care, behavioural health & geriatrics. He is passionate about propelling patients forward in the hard work of disease management, counselling and rehabilitation. Adam also cares deeply about potentiating common psychosocial interventions among health professionals, helping tackle complex health challenges together with clinical teams in Edmonton, Alberta. At the heart of his care, Adam draws extensively from current evidence & research to transform health care with leading practices.

Who Should Attend

All clinical professionals including, but not limited to Registered Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Registered Psychologists, Registered Psychiatric Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses and Nurse Practitioners and all health professionals looking to enhance their therapeutic skills.

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10222 102 Street Northwest

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Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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