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Applications in the Soft Skills: Initial Examination and Interview

presented by Mike Studer, PT, DPT, MHS, NCS, CEEAA, CWT, CSST, CFPS, CSRP, FAPTA

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Financial: Mike Studer receives compensation from MedBridge for this course.

Nonfinancial: Mike Studer has no competing nonfinancial interests or relationships with regard to the content presented in this course.

Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.

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Video Runtime: 45 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 30 Minutes

Practitioners have heard about motivational interviewing, providing autonomy, and therapeutic alliance. This three-course series will provide a side-by-side demonstration of the how to complement the why. Course 1 is focused on the initial examination and interview from the perspective of a nurse, therapist, mental health provider, athletic trainer, or personal trainer. This teaches you how to leverage the soft skills with practical everyday clinical tools, phrases, approaches, and techniques and puts you and the person in front of you in a position to succeed!

Learning Objectives
  • Develop an approach to initial examinations that maximizes patient engagement and therapeutic alliance
  • Formulate plans of care that are built with patient input, foster confidence, and enhance therapeutic alliance
  • Prioritize patient preference and personality in plan-of-care development

Meet Your Instructor

Mike Studer, PT, DPT, MHS, NCS, CEEAA, CWT, CSST, CFPS, CSRP, FAPTA

Dr. Mike Studer has been a PT since 1991. He has been board certified in neurologic PT since 1995 and has been a private practice owner since 2005. Dr. Studer has been an invited speaker covering 50 states, 10 countries, and 4 continents, speaking on topics such as cognition and psychology in rehabilitation, aging, stroke,…

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Chapters & Learning Objectives

1. Introduction to the Soft Skills

In this chapter, we will both introduce and define the soft skills and explain how this course will help practitioners apply/translate concepts.

2. Prioritizing Person Before Patient

In this chapter, attendees will see how to apply the soft skills in creating an initial examination that maximizes the patient experience and engagement opportunities. We will learn about past, preferences, and personality.

3. What Are This Person’s Preferences?

In this chapter, attendees will see how to apply the soft skills in creating a rehabilitative diagnosis, implementing a plan with the person, and establishing accountability.

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