Learning About Brief Behaviour Change Counselling
Understand how to motivate lifestyle change in your patients and reduce their risk of disease through theory and modelling. This new model of brief behaviour change counselling can be integrated into the consultation to improve physical activity, stop smoking, reduce harmful alcohol use, eat more healthily, have safer sex or improve adherence to medication. This course is aimed at all healthcare professionals to assist them, especially when dealing with high risk patients as well as those patients who seek lifestyle related advice.
4 CPD Points for 4 Hours of effort with access for 6 months
Price: R 750.00 incl. VAT
Co-author: Prof Bob Mash (Stellenbosch University)
Provided to you in association with the South African Academy of Family Physicians (SAAFP)
SAAFP members will receive a 15% discount on the selling price of the course, please email your SAAFP membership number to us to claim your discount. Contact us.
Evidence shows that Brief Behaviour Change Counselling from a primary healthcare provider results in between 5–15% of patients changing their behaviour (examples include: increasing physical activity, stopping smoking or substance abuse, eating healthily and taking steps to address obesity or weight problems).
This course introduces a new approach to Brief Behaviour Change Counselling for healthcare professionals. The approach is rooted in both the 5A structure (Ask, Alert, Assess, Assist, and Arrange) and a guiding communication style, based on motivational interviewing principles.
Course Goal / Aim:
This course aims to train healthcare providers from diverse backgrounds, who work in a variety of settings, to use a best practice Brief Behaviour Change Counselling method for patients with risky lifestyle behaviours. Healthcare providers give evidence-based, accurate information, and offer effective guidance and referral.
Upon completion of this course primary healthcare providers will be able to:
distinguish and recognise the directive vs guiding style when conducting Brief Behaviour Change Counselling
understand reflective listening during Brief Behaviour Change Counselling
elicit, recognise, respond and strengthen change talk during counselling
assess the patient’s readiness to change during brief behaviour change counselling
understand the 5As to each risky lifestyle behaviour with the ABBCC tool.