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Course Overview

Suggestion as opposed to persuasion, threat, or force is a powerful way to influence change. Whether intentionally or unintentionally, healthcare staff members constantly offer both beneficial and negative suggestions. Preliminary evidence indicates that clinicians can use a variety of cognitive-behavioral interventions to help patients achieve positive outcomes. This course focuses on the ways in which suggestion through words and actions influences how individuals respond to assessment and intervention. The authors discuss the laws of suggestion and practical ways to embed them in the practice of speech-language pathologists and audiologists.

About the Course Author

Catherine Curran, PhD, SLP, CCC, is an emeritus professor of speech-language pathology at the Metropolitan State University in Denver, Colo. Catherine Curran, PhD, SLP, CCC has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Rosalinda Alfaro-LeFevre, MSN, RN, ANEF, is the president of Teaching, Smart/Learning Easy in Stuart, Fla. She's known nationally and internationally for her writings and programs on teaching critical thinking and improving personal and professional performance. Rosalinda Alfaro-LeFevre, MSN, RN, ANEF has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.

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Accreditation Information

Certificates provided by accrediting body (2 Match)

  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association


    Intermediate level; Professional Area Level

    0.10 ASHA CEUs

  • Kansas Health Department of Aging and Disability Services (Speech)


    Approved for 1.0 continuing education clock hours for Kansas Speech Pathologists and Audiologists by the Kansas Department of Aging and Disability. Long Term Sponsorship number LTS-S1057. This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hours.

Course Details
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  • Learning Objectives:

    Describe the effect suggestion has upon emotion; Discuss methods you can use to embed suggestions into your everyday conversations with patients, family members, and coworkers; Identify ways to create suggestions that direct a patient toward a desired outcome
  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: Athletic Trainers; Intermediate level Speech and Language Pathologists; in the following settings: Acute Care Facility.
  • Course Delivery Method and Format:

    Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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    To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
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    Expert Reviewers, Instructors, and Staff Writers disclosures will be listed above after the individuals' biographical paragraph. All other members involved within the planning of this educational activity have declared no conflict of interest exists when planning and developing this course.