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On-line - Speaker Series

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Course Code:     F7
Course Title:     Revisiting the importance of relationships in speech pathology practice
Presenter:         Felicity Bright, Ph.D., MSLT  
Date & Time:    ARCHIVE – available until November 30th.  (Originally presented on November 16)

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Course Description
This webinar will explore the role of therapeutic relationship in speech-language pathology practice. It will review the increasing evidence for the role of relationships in facilitating patient engagement and therapeutic outcomes. This webinar will explore the core elements of positive therapeutic relationships and will consider the challenges in enacting these in practice.

Meet the Presenter
Felicity Bright is a senior lecturer in Rehabilitation at Auckland University of Technology and is a researcher in the Centre for Person Centred Research. A speech pathologist, her research explores different aspects of person-centred practice such as engagement, therapeutic relationships and health communication, and focuses on practice with people experiencing communication disability.


Financial: Felicity Bright is employed by Auckland University of Technology and receives a salary. She receives grant funding from Waitemata District Health Board, Laura Fergusson Rehabilitation. Felicity provides consultancy services to ACC, Waitemata District Health Board, Counties Manukau District Health Board and receives compensation. She is an invited speaker of the Aphasia Institute and receives an honorarium.

Non-Financial: Felicity Bright is a member of the New Zealand Speech-Language Therapists’ Association.






Course Code:     F8
Course Title:     Considerations for integrating evidence into clinical care
Presenter:          Melanie Barwick, Ph.D.,CPsych
Date & Time:    Monday December 11: 12:00-1:00pm(EST)
This webinar is offered for 0.1 CEUs (Various level; Related area)

Course Description
This webinar will consider the question, “What do we know about how to successfully change practice?”  This presentation will explore knowledge translation and the sub specialty of implementation science, including how to make the complex journey more manageable. Discussion will include the difficulties that arise, the reasons behind them; as well as key considerations clinicians can apply to their own practice to enable successful practice change.

Meet the Presenter
Melanie Barwick, PhD, CPsych is an internationally recognized expert in implementation science and knowledge translation.  She is a Senior Scientist in the Research Institute at SickKids Hospital and an Associate Professor (Psychiatry; Dalla Lana School of Public Health) at the University of Toronto. She is a Board Director for the Children and Youth in Challenging Contexts (CCYC) Network Centre of Excellence, the Global Implementation Initiative (GII), and AMREF Health Africa, and an Associate Editor for the journal, Evidence & Policy.


Financial: Melanie Barwick is employed by the SickKids Hospital and the University of Toronto and receives compensation.

Non-Financial: Melanie Barwick serves as a Board Director for the Children and Youth in Challenging Contexts (CCYC), Network Centre of Excellence, the Global Implementation Initiative (GII), and AMREF Health Africa.


$40.00CAD or $50.00CAD to receive ASHA CEUs


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You will receive a webinar link the morning of each webinar
If your schedule does not permit attending a live webinar, you will be able to view the archived webinar for two weeks after each live presentation


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On-line - Self-Directed Learning

An introductory learning module to help you understand the basics of facilitating Supported Conversation for Adults with Aphasia (SCATM ).

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We welcome opportunities to discuss taking our Supported Conversation for Adults with Aphasia (SCA™) workshops to you. We will review your particular learning objectives and timeline, suggest the workshops that fit best and then provide a quote that will include requirements and costs to make this happen.

The Aphasia Institute offers training sessions for health care professionals on how to work with clients with aphasia and to help them overcome communication barriers. Health care professionals will be shown how to apply training techniques to clinical situations such as assessment, counselling, group therapy and working with clients and their communication partners.

Resources, materials and manuals are provided in many of the workshops.

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