Brief Action Planning Online Course

Brief Action Planning Online Course:

  3-5 hours self-paced online content, followed by 2 x 30-minute practice and feedback sessions. Learners have 60 days from enrollment to complete.

  Appropriate for a wide range of professionals and peer helpers.

This online course provides training in the core Brief Action Planning (BAP) principles and techniques. Core concepts included stepped care for self-management support and the spirit of motivational interviewing. The practical skills taught in this course are how to use Ask-Tell-Ask to give information and advice and how to use BAP to help people make action plans that address the aspects of their health or situation that are most important to them.

Capacity for this course is unlimited.


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What learners are saying:

“Thank you so much for the opportunity to take this course. I feel it was structured and delivered extremely well and I am really happy I took it. I’m looking forward to using BAP in my practice and sharing what I have learned with my team.”

“This course is very well done – the information is very clear, the exercises are very helpful, and the handouts are very useful. Thank you!”

“It’s very dynamic and clear for the students. I love it.”

  • Define and describe self-management and self-management support.
  • Understand and describe the spirit of MI.
  • Name and describe each of the spirit’s four vital elements: compassion, acceptance, partnership, and evocation.
  • Recognize the difference between three styles of helping interactions.
  • Assess whether or not information or advice is being given within the spirit of MI.
  • Describe each of the steps in Ask-Tell-Ask, including “teach-back.”
  • Assess an interaction to see how well Ask-Tell-Ask was used.
  • Know what the 3 questions and 5 skills of BAP are, and understand how to use them
  • Role play Brief Action Planning in a Practice and Feedback call setting

This is an interactive skills-based workshop that is designed for participants who want to consider practical applications for their work. CCMI uses learner-centred, performance-based approaches to adult education. The BAP online course includes:

  • Learning activities that evoke understanding and build skills.
  • Practice activities that increases practical understanding and allow trainers to provide constructive feedback.

Practice and feedback sessions are intended to increase trainee’s confidence and achieve proficiency in BAP skills. The course includes 2 x 30-minute 1-on-1 webinar sessions with a BAP trainer. The trainer role plays the part of a patient or client to give the learner an opportunity to practice their skills. Past experience has shown that most BAP trainees become skilled with 2-3 practice sessions. These sessions are the ideal preparation for BAP Certification. Additional group practice and feedback sessions are available.

Click here to view the Group BAP Practice and feedback schedule.

BAP certification demonstrates a trainee’s competence in BAP skills through an exam in the format of a structured and recorded interaction with a CCMI Standardized Patient. The exam is scored by a coder using a standardized rating scale. The rating scale emphasizes conversational tone, flow of the interaction and adherence to the Spirit of Motivational Interviewing in addition to demonstration of BAP skills.

Click here to view the BAP certification schedule.

See our CCMI Services page for an overview of all of our offerings and details like workshop prerequisites, duration, and capacity.