Brief Action Planning is a highly structured, stepped-care, self-management support technique grounded in the principles and practice of Motivational Interviewing and behavior change theory and research (Gutnick et al 2014)
Brief Action Planning is a structured way of interacting with individuals interested in making a concrete action plan for some aspect of their health. It is based on the principles and practice of Motivational Interviewing and is supported by evidence from behavioural science and self-management support. The core skills of Brief Action Planning can be learned by anyone interested in supporting others to make change.
The following video shows Dr. Lucy Nee demonstrating Brief Action Planning with patients with musculoskeletal issues. These interactions occur towards the end of the visit.
Learning Brief Action Planning
Brief Action Planning is taught in small workshops or via a web-based module. Practice and feedback sessions provide the learner an opportunity to become comfortable with the Brief Action Planning skills.
Interested individuals have the option of becoming certified in Brief Action Planning. Certification involves recording an interaction with a Standardized Patient that is evaluated using a standardized rating form.
Contact us to find out how to get started.
Schedule for Brief Action Planning Practice Call and Certification Calls
Practice your Brief Action Planning skills to gain confidence by calling in to our drop-in calls. Most people attend 2 practice sessions before certification in BAP.
Ready to practice? Schedule Here
Ready for certification? Schedule Here
Contact us for information about the certification fee
Interested in training your staff as BAP Trainers? Find more information here
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Worksheets for Making Brief Action Plans
Thanks to collaborators and practitioners who have assisted with the following worksheets for people to use to record their Brief Action Plans.
New Action Planning Tool November 2014:
CCMI has collaborated with Patient Voices Network Volunteers (https://bcpsqc.ca/about-the-council/patient-voices-network/) to create a tool to help patients and clinicians work at making an action plan for behaviour change using the concepts from Brief Action Planning (BAP):
The tool is now in a testing mode. We would appreciate any feedback that you might have on the tool (its form, possible usage).
Here is the most recent version of the tool. Please download it and use it in your daily practice: BAP_Goal_Setting_Worksheet_2015-03-16
If you have questions about the tool or want to give us feedback please write to firstname.lastname@example.org
Overview of BAP and the BC story:
Watch a 50 minute webinar for members of the Patient Voices Network on BAP in BC
Check out our videos page which highlights the use of BAP in various settings.
JCOM BAP Paper
Read about BAP in the Journal of Clinical Outcomes Management.
Download: Gutnick et. al PDF
BAP White Paper
The White Paper provides additional description and background about BAP: BAP White Paper
PLEASE NOTE: The White Paper was updated on 2014-09-30