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How to Improve your Communication Skills With Your Patients Using CBT and ACT Approaches

In this Expert Series Webinar, Alison Sim focuses on how to effectively communicate and motivate your patients. Understand the use of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) approaches in order to properly integrate them in your own practice and to help and guide your patients. Watch the webinar highlights to hear Alison Sim's thoughts on how to improve your communication skills with your patients. 


 Topics of Discussion: 

  • What is CBT and ACT?
  • What does the literature tell us about these approaches?
  • What is motivational interviewing and how can we integrate these principles into our practice tomorrow?




Alison Sim,  BSc(Clin Sci), MHSc(Osteo), MSc Med(Pain Management)  

Alison has a keen interest in educating health professionals about the latest science surrounding pain, especially pain that hangs around- chronic or persisting pain. 

Dr. Alison Sim trained as an osteopath in Australia and has completed a Masters degree in pain management.  She has been speaking on the topic of pain science and the integration of this knowledge into clinical practice for several years.  She is a firm believer that a good understanding of integrated pain science knowledge is powerful for both clinicians and patients, and that manual therapists are among the best placed practitioners to be implementing such approaches in the healthcare setting. She works in private practice in a chronic pain setting in Melbourne, Australia.

She has completed a  Masters of Science in Medicine in  Pain Management through the Sydney University Medical School and Royal North Shore Pain Management Research Institute. She has lectured at Australian Catholic University, Victoria University, and RMIT in a variety of science and clinical subject. She has also worked as part of the teaching team at Deakin University Medical School.


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