Course Details

Introduction to Brief Action Planning - January 2020 (CANCELLED)

An introductory course covering Brief Action Planning (BAP) - a highly structured, patient-centered, stepped-care, evidence informed self-management support (SMS) tool based on the principles and practice of Motivational Interviewing (MI).

Date Learning Hours Non-HHS Fee($) HHS Fee($) CCHL Fee($) Location
2020/01/14 4 0 0 0 690 Main Street West Urgent Care Centre, CFPD

Date: 14-01-2020 Afternoon

Course Description:

Brief Action Planning (BAP) is a structured, patient-centered and evidence-informed tool based on the principles and practice of Motivational Interviewing (MI).

It is a self-management support tool that health care professionals can use in diverse settings to encourage clients to set their own goals to self-manage chronic conditions and adopt healthier behaviors. BAP is an efficient and effective tool to facilitate patient-centered goal setting in time-pressured clinical settings.


LEADS Domain: Engage Others

Learning Hours: 3.75

Cost (HHS Staff and Physicians): FREE

Cost (non-HHS):  FREE

Date: Tuesday January 14, 2020

Time: 1:15 PM - 4:30 PM

Location: 690 Main Street West Urgent Care Centre, CFPD

Faculty Team:
Lynn Kuchard, Self Management Program Coordinator for HNHB LHIN, Hamilton Health Sciences.
Susan Morgante, Master’s Degree Social Work, Social Worker FACS, Master Trainer Stanford Self-Management Programs.
Donna Mills, Master’s Degree Public Health Administration, Bachelor’s Degree Community Health Sciences, Health Promoter, Niagara Public Health.

Target Audience*:

Health care professionals from a variety of settings (e.g., physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physicians assistants, dieticians, health coaches, diabetes educators, social workers, psychologists, pharmacists, addiction counselors) who promote health behaviour change and build patient self-efficacy for improved long-term clinical outcomes in chronic illness care and disease prevention.


At the end of this program you will be able to . . .

• Describe research regarding health behaviour change
• Describe the questions and skills that are applied during every BAP interaction
• Identify when to use the BAP skills that are applied only when clinically indicated
• Demonstrate beginning BAP skills during patient interactions
• Develop a plan to apply specific skills into active clinical practice


Special Course Features:

Completion of the workshop will allow participants ongoing access to the Center for Collaboration, Motivation and Innovation website including updates, training and practice videos, experts to address questions and concerns.

*This program is Part 2 of the Choices and Changes Program. Participants must have completed Choices and Changes prior to attending this program. Choices and Changes is offered immediately prior to this program, registration for both classes is required.