Effective clinical assessment and treatment interventions are dependent upon the ability of the clinician to utilize sound clinical reasoning skills. Evidence-based practice is limited as much by the clinician’s cognitive and communication skills as it is by the research itself. Refining communication and “thinking” skills is critical in this process. This session will address the impact of cognition (incl. perceptions, beliefs, cognitive biases and logical fallacies) and communication (verbal and non-verbal) on clinical reasoning.
- Identify the primary components of the clinical reasoning process.
- Define and discuss pertinent information related to cognition (including perceptions, beliefs, thinking and logic) in order to provide a broad foundation for clinical reasoning.
- Understand the role of feedback loops in the clinical reasoning process.
- Identify the principles and steps involved in communication (verbal and non-verbal) and the limiting factors related to each.
- Integrate the research on cognition (including logic, cognitive biases, and logical fallacies) into clinical examination skills.
|0-10 Minutes||Introduction and Overview|
|10-20 Minutes||Model Of Cognition And Clinical Reasoning|
|20-40 Minutes||Perceptions And Belief Systems|
|40-50 Minutes||Self Image|
|50-70 Minutes||Cognitive Bias And Logical Fallacies|
|70-85 Minutes||Verbal Communication Skills|
|85-100 Minutes||Non-Verbal Communication Skills|
|100-115 Minutes||Clinical Applications|
|115-120 Minutes||Question And Answer|
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