PT/OT Session Facilitator Registration

Message from Judi Hunter, Alyssa Bierbrier, Lynn Cockburn, and Sharon Gabison
Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, and
Department of Physical Therapy
University of Toronto

We are writing to invite you to facilitate in the March 2020 PT/OT session as part of the Interprofessional Pain Curriculum (IPC) (aka “Pain Week”)- on Monday March 9, 2020 from 1:30 to 3:45. The location is 500 University Avenue. 

Please note

  • This request is separate from the larger component of the IPC. As part of the of the IPC there is a half day for each profession to develop curriculum specific to their professional needs. OT & PT have partnered to plan the half day together.

Description of the session

  • The focus of this collaborative session is on practicing rehabilitation-specific communication skills that address improving meaningful physical activity and valued occupation for people living with chronic pain.
  • The session will be very similar to last year, so if you were involved last year, you will be familiar with the process. In our follow-up survey, we received some excellent constructive feedback and we are simplifying the manual and the content.

Facilitator preparation

  • We will send you an online recorded training session for all facilitators. This and the new clearer manual will be available in mid- February.
    • There will be “live” online preparation Q&A session on Monday, February 24 at 5PM


    • We will have a short preparation session from 12:45 – 1:30 preceding the class on March 9, 2020

Also, please share this invitation with others who have experience in chronic pain management and motivational interviewing, behaviour change, and goal negotiation and who might be interested in this opportunity.

Questions?: Please contact or or  any time if you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions.

Please reply below to let us know if you will be able to be a facilitator.