Choices & Changes (C&C)

What is Choices & Changes?

Individual behaviors are well documented to have a substantial impact on the prevention, treatment, and course of a wide variety of illnesses and conditions. Clinicians Frequently express frustration about their capacity to influence patient behavior, especially when they see the negative impact of that behavior on their patients' health outcomes.


Clinicians are well-versed in how specific behavioral changes can improve patients' health, but are typically ill-equipped to help patients make changes.


Choices and Changes: Motivating Healthy Behaviors provides clinicians with efficient and effective tools to help them motivate patients' health behavior changes to care plans.


For additional information please visit the Institute for Healthcare Communication Website


The Choices & Changes workshop consists of:

  • Mini-lectures
  • Interactive exercises
  • Videotaped case studies
  • Skill practice

Workshop Overview

  • 4.5 or 6 hour workshops
  • Free of cost
  • Materials provided
  • Lunch provided

In this workshop participants will learn:

  • Techniques to influence patient behavior change
  • Health behavior change theory
  • The clinical role in patient behavior change


Post –Workshop Mentorship

It is difficult to integrate new learning from training sessions into client interactions. The Mississauga Halton Self Management program can provide additional training in the form of small group discussions, online group discussions, self evaluations or electronic newsletters at No Additional Cost.

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