Managing Client Contact for Sustainable Practice

Managing Client Contact for Sustainable Practice

Razzle Dazzle of Session Frazzle: Managing Client Contact for Sustainable Practice 

This webinar is brought to you by the DA Education Centre (2020).

Do your sessions regularly run over time? Are you exhausted after back to back clinics? Finding yourself ‘on call’ for your clients? Is your workload leaving you feeling cranky, wrung out or just downright frazzled?

The pressure to deliver comprehensive Dietetic assessment and education to clients within limited time resources is a universal challenge across the Dietetic profession. Our work is tough enough without a pandemic thrown in the mix.

How do we manage the tension of optimising our client’s experiences of our service and care for ourselves at the same time? This webinar will assist APDs to start to answer this dilemma.

What will we explore?

  • How and why we can get tied up in counterproductive strategies for both client outcomes and our own wellbeing.
  • Strategies for managing session times collaboratively with clients
  • Setting boundaries clearly to manage our client’s (and our own) expectations.  

How will we explore?

Through reflective questions, practice-based evidence and practice examples. There will be time for questions from attendees to assist integration and application of learning.

Who is the webinar for?

APDs in community health and outpatient settings, including private practice, working in the context of clients experiencing complex/multi-morbidities. The webinar is relevant for practitioners working in-person with clients or virtually.

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify three strategies to manage your client sessions for sustainable practice
  • Collaborate with your clients to use their session times wisely to meet their needs
  • Formulate your own next steps for practice development if desired


Who will be presenting? 

Tara MacGregor is a dual qualified Counsellor & Psychotherapist (PACFA Reg Clinical) and Accredited Practising Dietitian in private practice.  With over 25 years’ experience, she has worked in a broad spectrum of clinical areas and has specialised in assisting people recovering from disordered eating since 2004. Tara is an advocate of the Health At Every Size® approach to health, body and social issues.

Tara is a PACFA Accredited Supervisor, Member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) and author of Practice Pavestones Newsletter – a skills newsletter for health practitioners wanting to improve their skills in behaviour change counselling. Pre-pandemic, Tara facilitated regular experiential workshops in Motivational Interviewing and other innovative practice topics through her business Practice Pavestones. She is now absorbed in pivoting her training online.

Tara provides skills coaching, mentoring and professional supervision for health professionals. She is a leading voice for the integration of professional supervision into Australian dietetic culture to develop excellence and sustainability in contemporary clinical practice.


Webinar access details will be sent out via email on 10 September 2020. 

This webinar will be recorded and sent out to registrants in the days following the live event.

11/09/2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
AUS Eastern Standard Time
Online registration not available.

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