This one-day course will cover the essential skills in patient care for all patients but are especially pertinent with those with chronic conditions. The skills of creating a therapeutic alliance, reducing the perceived threat, reconceptualizing beliefs, and building patient self-efficacy. Emerging research has recognized these skills as being very important for clinicians (Diarmuid Denneny) while the patient’s skills include:
(1) making sense of pain.
(2) deciding to turn from patient to person, facilitated or hindered by interactions with clinicians and occupational drive.
(3) flexibly persisting, where occupational engaging and coping allow individuals to develop future plans.
We will cover and practice techniques related to Motivational Interviewing and Brief Action Planning.
- Powerpoint lecture approximately 3 hours
- Lab with videotape approximately 3 hours
- Definition and value of third space concept
- Motivational interviewing concepts
- Brief Action Planning concepts
- Meaning response and issues with imaging
- Language and listening to create a therapeutic alliance
Course Target Audience: Physical Therapists, Athletic Trainers, Occupational Therapists, Chiropractors, Physical and Occupational Therapist Assistants, Massage Therapists, Osteopaths, Physicians, Rehabilitation Professional Students
- To demonstrate that physical therapy has an important role to play in the creation of and the curbing the opioid crisis.
- To present the value of using a BPS framework in your practice
- To present an introduction to the power of story, language, and meaning in the creation of pain and the recovery from pain.
- To present techniques to create a third space.
- To improve listening skills
- To improve skills in building a therapeutic alliance; reducing perceived threat; reconceptualizing beliefs and somatic experience, and build patient self-efficacy.
Jim Stark is a Physical Therapist and clinical pain specialist with 26 years of clinical experience. His focus utilizes a biopsychosocial framework to help his clients understand their pain drivers and help them find new tools to work their way back to valued life activities. He has presented over 40 times on the science of pain to the general public, physical therapists, social workers, and physicians. His current focus is working to change the public perception of the treatment of pain as well as improving the training of other health professionals in the science of pain. He currently serves as the interim Chair of the pain special interest group for the Michigan Physical Therapy Association.
Course Pricing Information
- Licensed Clinicians$250
- Students/1st-Year Licensed$225
This course is pending approval by The Michigan Physical Therapy Association for Physical Therapists and Physical Therapy Assistants for 15 CEUs and is eligible for PDR credit in the area of pain and symptom management for Michigan Physical Therapy Licensure.
Dynamic Principles, LLC (BOC AP#: P10134) is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Athletic Trainers.
Current Scheduled Courses
June 22, 2019 | Grand Rapids MI – Click HERE to register now!
If you are interested in hosting a course in 2019, please use the contact form below for more information. Thank you!
Cancellation and Refund Policy
Cancellations received at least 7 business days before the event are 100% refundable. There will be no refund for cancellations received later. If participants register and do not attend, they are still responsible for full payment. Participants will need to contact Dynamic Principles, LLC. via phone or email with a request for refund. Dynamic Principles, LLC. will process the participant’s refund within 3-5 business days from the day the request is received.