Improving Therapeutic Communication and Effectiveness using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Research shows that we can improve outcomes for our clients and service users by helping them more effectively adapt to the mental, emotional and interpersonal aspects of the change process with the use of CBT principles and concepts.
Examples include dramatically improving medical adherence, changing problem behaviours and becoming more engaged in their own well-being.
This 1-day workshop is designed for clinicians, nurses, counsellors, social workers, case workers, corrections officers and professionals who support others to live healthy, active lives. We focus on the reality that understanding stress, depression, anxiety, trauma and the applicable aspects of CBT can help us establish stronger client rapport – and thus help us retain patients long enough to get positive outcomes.
This training is particularly relevant to clinicians and therapists involved in helping clients to successfully facilitate important lifestyle and behavioural changes as a goal of treatment. The workshop/goal is to enhance the clinician or case workers face-to-face abilities to effectively introduce and reinforce relevant therapeutic, wellness, and lifestyle behaviours to a broad range of clients.
The workshop will focus on the following independent modules:
Stress, Distress and Management – identification, understanding and training skills.
The Change Process – assisting and motivating others to successfully make lasting lifestyle changes (crucial to all effective therapeutic relationships with the key in making change stick and have lasting effect).
The CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) Paradigm – developing specifics: strategy, listening, and communications skills to help improve the clients capacity to control their own behaviours and change maladaptive patterns. Here, we also think in terms of developing interpersonal skills for achieving rapport, building trust and gaining influence.
Practising interactions and Scenario Examples – working in groups to trial skills and explore common situations and responses. Q and A.
Who Should Attend
This workshop is ideal for doctors, nurses, psychologists, social workers, and case workers. It is also appropriate for school counsellors and those involved in pastoral care roles.
Edmond Otis is internationally known for improving outcomes, reducing stress, improving communication, and raising morale in the workplace.
Edmond’s programs provide cutting edge training and seminars to large and small businesses, public and private agencies, schools, government offices, libraries, industry and medical providers.
Edmond has a unique background. A practicing licensed psychotherapist, successful speaker, leadership coach, and author - he was a distinguished facility member at the University of California, Riverside, from 1981 – 2006. A resident of New Zealand, since 2008, Edmond is a senior lecturer in the school of Health and Sport Science at the Eastern Institute of Technology (EIT) in beautiful Hawke's Bay.
Additionally, Edmond is a world-renowned coach and lifelong veteran of intense traditional Japanese karate training. Edmond blends these distinctive skills and insights into his training and consulting style - teaching real skills, and creating dynamic content, effective strategies and pragmatic solutions for complex and difficult workplace situations.