Brief Action Planning (BAP) is a workshop that supports health care and community service providers to have successful interactions with patients/clients. BAP is a highly structured, client-centred self-management support technique. Composed of a series of 3 questions and 5 skills, BAP can be used to facilitate goal setting and action planning.
Each skill of the BAP tool is based on literature and the evolving understanding of what works and does not work to help people change. BAP is supported by evidence from behavioural science and self-management support that is grounded in the principles and practice of motivational interviewing. BAP is currently being used in diverse care settings including primary care, home health care, rehabilitation, mental health and public health to assist and empower clients to self-manage ongoing health conditions including diabetes, depression, spinal cord injury, arthritis, and hypertension as well as disease prevention. BAP has been incorporated into teaching curriculums at medical schools, presented at health care/academic conferences and is being integrated into health delivery to support client self-management.
To learn more about Brief Action Planning please visit The Center for Collaboration, Motivation and Innovation. www.centrecmi.ca.
BAP training is available as a half day workshop or broken down into a Two Part workshop depending on the needs of workshop participants or organizations receiving training. Participants work with our BAP Trainers using patient scenarios to practice BAP and receive feedback.
In addition to the training in the workshop Practice and Feedback Calls are offered. It is strongly recommended that participants take part in a Practice and Feedback Call following BAP training.
At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:
· Identify clinician’s key role as partners and facilitators in self-management of chronic conditions.
· Implementspecific and efficient communication strategies that can be utilized to support client-centered care.
· Demonstrate how BAP can help patients experiencing ambivalence and/or low confidence to set achievable action plans and problem solve barriers to change.
Brief Action Planning is open to all health care providers’ administrators, receptionists, policy makers, community support/outreach workers, recreation therapists, healthcare students and volunteers and all other providers who support person-centered care.