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Workshop for healthcare providers

What to do with “non-compliance”

Evidence based techniques to compassionately motivate adherence

Rates of non-adherence (or non-compliance) in healthcare are estimated to be as high as 50-70%. This workshop will provide concrete, applicable skills based on the latest research that you can use to compassionately encourage adherence and health behavior change with your patients or clients. Whether you are trying to get your patient to take their medication, do their physio or therapy “homework”, or change their diet, this workshop will be relevant to you. The workshop will involve hands-on, experiential activities drawn from Motivational Interviewing, Behaviour Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy all within the scope of practice of a healthcare provider.


Who should attend?

The workshop is open to all healthcare providers and students. It is relevant for doctors, nurses, psychologists, social workers, counsellors, teachers, managers, leaders, occupational therapists, pharmacists, dietitians, physiotherapist, and other therapists. 6 CE credits available for most disciplines. Please email for more information.


Dr. Dayna Lee-Baggley is a Registered Clinical Psychologist. She works as a trainer and researcher at the Behaviour Change Institute at the Nova Scotia Health Authority. She has academic appointments in the Departments of Family Medicine, Surgery, and Psychology and Neuroscience at Dalhousie University as well as the Department of Industrial and Organizational Psychology at Saint Mary’s University. In the last 5 years she has presented over 50 workshops and presentations to more than 3,000 healthcare providers, researchers, and members of the general public. She has an active research program on behavior change, chronic conditions, professional resiliency, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. She is internationally recognized for her training and research. She was the recipient of the 2017 Women of Excellence Award – Health, Sport and Wellness (Canadian Progress Club – Halifax Cornwallis).

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