Webinar - Making the most of the patient encounter in order to support patient behaviour change

04.07.2019, 7:00pm-8:30pm

The webinar is free for BSP members.  Charges for non-members £20 Hygienist/Therapist, £30 Dentist.

Bookings will close at midday on Wednesday 3 July.

Registering instructions will be sent out on Wednesday 3 July, as you need to register on the GoToWebinar site (a quick and simple process).  After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar on the evening.

Only the first 500 participants to log in on the evening will be able to participate in the live event.  

However, booked participants will be able to view the webinar after the event on the BSP website.  You will be notified when the recorded presentation is available for viewing.

1.5 hours CPD is offered to all delegates who have booked and viewed the webinar. Bookings must have been made through the BSP website, non-members will need their booking reference number to obtain CPD. Evaluation form and CPD certificates will be available after the event on the website.

Dr Koula Asimakopoulou

Dr Koula Asimakopoulou is a UK, British Psychological Society (BPS)- Chartered, Registered Psychologist and member of the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) specialising in Health Psychology. Dr Asimakopoulou completed her undergraduate training with a first class honours in Psychology in 1995, was awarded her PhD in Health Psychology in 2001 and has since undertaken further training to include qualifications in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Third Wave CBT therapies and Motivational Interviewing techniques. Dr. Asimakopoulou is a qualified psychometric test assessor trained to administer, interpret and give people feedback on personality and ability (intelligence) tests. Her PhD, awarded by the University of Surrey examined the relationship between neuropsychological functioning and self-management behaviours in type 2 diabetes mellitus patients.  She moved into Dentistry in 2007 but retains her interest in chronic illness management. Dr. Asimakopoulou has been delivering psychology and research methods support to medicine, pharmacy, nursing, dentistry and other clinical and non-clinical audiences since 1996. Her research interests are in behaviour change in oral health settings, supporting the dental team in the provision of patient-centred care, dentist-patient communication and in particular in the understanding and communication of risk information to increase patient adherence. Dr. Asimakopoulou regularly presents at national and international conferences. She has been an examiner for several UK and international psychology programmes, as well as undergraduate, Masters and PhD students. Part of her work involves looking after patient interests in her position of Chair of the Bromley NHS Research Ethics Committee.  She has had a long record serving the Division of Health Psychology (DHP) Executive Committee as Specialist Knowledge Liaison, Chief Editor of the Division’s journal, Chair of the Research Committee and now as Chair of the Scientific Committee of the DHP. Dr. Asimakopoulou is qualified to supervise the work of Health Psychology trainees seeking to obtain full membership of the British Psychological Society Division of Health Psychology.  Dr. Asimakopoulou is a practitioner health psychologist offering psychological therapies through The Mind Umbrella (www.TheMindUmbrella.co.uk).

Webinar - Making the most of the patient encounter in order to support patient behaviour change

Aims

This webinar will look at behavioural science research and practice that aims to explain how patients change (or fail to change) their health behaviours in response to dental team advice. The session will go through popular models of change and offer practical tips to support the dental team in providing person-centred care that then underpins patient health-behaviour change. 

Objectives

By the end of the webinar, delegates will be able to:

  • Understand the antecedents to behaviour change in a dental setting
  • Choose appropriate behaviour change techniques from a research-supported taxonomy of such techniques that may positively impact on the management of periodontal patients
  • Identify behaviours seen in the clinical setting that might suggest that patients who may not have the capability, opportunity or motivation to engage in prescribed health-supporting behaviours

Outcomes

GDC Development Outcomes A & C

Talks

Aims

This webinar will look at behavioural science research and practice that aims to explain how patients change (or fail to change) their health behaviours in response to dental team advice. The session will go through popular models of change and offer practical tips to support the dental team in providing person-centred care that then underpins patient health-behaviour change. 

Objectives

By the end of the webinar, delegates will be able to:

  • Understand the antecedents to behaviour change in a dental setting
  • Choose appropriate behaviour change techniques from a research-supported taxonomy of such techniques that may positively impact on the management of periodontal patients
  • Identify behaviours seen in the clinical setting that might suggest that patients who may not have the capability, opportunity or motivation to engage in prescribed health-supporting behaviours

Outcomes

GDC Development Outcomes A & C

Speakers

Speakers

Biography

Dr Koula Asimakopoulou

Dr Koula Asimakopoulou is a UK, British Psychological Society (BPS)- Chartered, Registered Psychologist and member of the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) specialising in Health Psychology. Dr Asimakopoulou completed her undergraduate training with a first class honours in Psychology in 1995, was awarded her PhD in Health Psychology in 2001 and has since undertaken further training to include qualifications in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Third Wave CBT therapies and Motivational Interviewing techniques. Dr. Asimakopoulou is a qualified psychometric test assessor trained to administer, interpret and give people feedback on personality and ability (intelligence) tests. Her PhD, awarded by the University of Surrey examined the relationship between neuropsychological functioning and self-management behaviours in type 2 diabetes mellitus patients.  She moved into Dentistry in 2007 but retains her interest in chronic illness management. Dr. Asimakopoulou has been delivering psychology and research methods support to medicine, pharmacy, nursing, dentistry and other clinical and non-clinical audiences since 1996. Her research interests are in behaviour change in oral health settings, supporting the dental team in the provision of patient-centred care, dentist-patient communication and in particular in the understanding and communication of risk information to increase patient adherence. Dr. Asimakopoulou regularly presents at national and international conferences. She has been an examiner for several UK and international psychology programmes, as well as undergraduate, Masters and PhD students. Part of her work involves looking after patient interests in her position of Chair of the Bromley NHS Research Ethics Committee.  She has had a long record serving the Division of Health Psychology (DHP) Executive Committee as Specialist Knowledge Liaison, Chief Editor of the Division’s journal, Chair of the Research Committee and now as Chair of the Scientific Committee of the DHP. Dr. Asimakopoulou is qualified to supervise the work of Health Psychology trainees seeking to obtain full membership of the British Psychological Society Division of Health Psychology.  Dr. Asimakopoulou is a practitioner health psychologist offering psychological therapies through The Mind Umbrella (www.TheMindUmbrella.co.uk).