Choices & Changes


Program Description

Choices and Changes (C&C) provides clinicians with an opportunity to explore their own beliefs about the change process and to test out these beliefs against the empirical literature that has developed during the past twenty years. The program also provides the clinician with specific strategies that can be utilized within the highly time limited constraint of the typical office visit. Choices and Changes can be offered in half, or full day programs and is designed for small groups of from six to twenty participants. Choices and Changes uses videotaped case studies as a vehicle for small group interaction around realistic issues involving patients who are diabetic, smoking, post surgery, reluctant to make a medical decision, etc. Participants also practice using strategies with live case situations and receive feedback from their peers.

By the end of the workshop participants will be able to:
  • Describe the role of the clinician as a facilitator of change;
  • Identify specific strategies to assess the clinician's role in the change process
  • Describe 2 skills to influence changing patients' behaviour, which apply to situations in the clinical setting;
  • Demonstrate techniques to use in clinical settings to influence change.

The Choices and Changes workshop is free and is open to all Health/Community Service Providers. In addition, the program is accredited by the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) and physicians who complete the training are eligible to earn up to 6 Mainpro-M1 Credits.

If you are interested in learning more about this FREE workshop or would like to hold a workshop within your organization, please contact us