Two new and improved Peer Mentor Programs running this fall!

Two Peer Mentor Programs will be run this fall. Each will have a different focus and format (see outlines below), although they share the goal of working on clinical reasoning and treatment skills with the goal of maximizing client function. See this blog post that includes an article published in PABC Directions on the Peer Mentor Program.

Both programs include a combination of patient demonstration/workshop and theoretical discussion. Related readings from peer-reviewed journals shall be assigned.
  • Program A will involve practical sessions
  • Program B will involve patient treatment sessions in pairs
  • The Participant:Instructor ratio is 8:1
  • Note: Each program is run as an individual entity. Therapists can sign up for A, B, or both! Program A is not a prerequisite for Program B.
 
DATES/TIMES and OUTLINES:
Program A – Clinical Reasoning and Practical
  September 19th to October 17th (5 sessions, Wednesdays: 5:15-7:15 pm)
  • Led by Cathy Eustace (8 participants)
  • Theory/demos and practical
    • WEEK 1: Theoretical and Practical Introduction: Laying a foundation for the analysis of human movement
    • WEEK 2: Patient Demonstration and Discussion: The clinical reasoning underlying assessment and analysis of the patient.
    • WEEK 3:  Practical: Assessment and analysis
    • WEEK 4:  Practical: Treatment and handling focus
    • WEEK 5:  Practical: Treatment and handling focus
Program B – Patient Analysis and Treatment
  November 7th to December 5th (5 sessions, Wednesdays: 5:15-7:15 pm)
  • Led by Libby Swain (8 participants)
  • Theory/demos and working in pairs with 4 patients
    • WEEK 1: Demonstration Patient A (one of the 4 patients)
    • WEEK 2: Four Patients for assessment
    • WEEK 3: Workshop Patient B
    • WEEK 4: Four patients for treatment
    • WEEK 5: Workshop Patient C / Wrap up
  • Note: Participants may be able to bring one of their own patients for workshop/demonstration/joint treatment sessions.
Please note each Program is run as an individual entity. Therapists can therefore sign up for either session or both sessions. Session A is not a prerequisite for Session B.
 
VENUE:
Neuro-Ability Clinic located at 675 East 17th @ Fraser Street
COST:
Each program is $360.00
 
REQUIREMENTS:
  • Current BC college registration as a physiotherapist or occupational therapist
  • For Program B only:
    • Current malpractice insurance (for treating patients during the program).
      • We are able to provide information on insurance to cover individuals for the course series if required.
REGISTRATION:
  • Applications shall be accepted on a first come first served basis.
  • Please email Libby Swain at libby@neuro-ability.ca with the following information:
    • Your name, mailing address.
    • Name of work setting, type of clients you work with, reason for wishing to participate in mentorship program.
    • A scanned copy of your college registration.

and, for Program B only:

    • A scanned copy of your malpractice insurance or request for us to provide you with information to secure insurance for the program.
    • Please identify if you have a patient you would like to bring to the program for a workshop/demonstration/joint treatment sessions.
      • If you sign up without a patient, and enough participants would like paired treatment session/s, you will be allocated to a therapist who has a patient.

ONCE YOU RECEIVE A REPLY E-MAIL CONFIRMING YOUR ACCEPTANCE:

  • please mail cheque payable to Neuro-Ability to 675 East 17th Avenue, V5V 1B5
  • Please include a note indicating the cheque is payment for the Mentorship program and the specific session you are signing up for (Program A or B)

More information on the program is available at Neuro-Ability.ca. Also, check out this blog post that includes an article published in PABC Directions on the Peer Mentor Program.

2 thoughts on “Two new and improved Peer Mentor Programs running this fall!

  1. Pingback: PABC article on the Neuro-Ability Peer Mentor Program | The Neuro-Ability Blog

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