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Bridging the Divide: Multi Disciplinary Communication Strategies for Acupuncturists

February 24 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Instructor Name: Sarah Poulin Credentials: DACM, L.Ac, Dipl.OM

Course Description:
The purpose of this class is to help acupuncturists learn how to best communicate with a variety of other healthcare professionals. The class will include strategies for establishing and maintaining good working relationships with medical providers, establish a strong inter-disciplinary network, and include practical discussions and exercises on how to explain TCM/OM/East Asian medical concepts to those outside of our professional arena. This class will be a dynamic exploration of strategies to help acupuncturists become active participants in the world of integrative medicine by becoming confident and competent communicators with a wide variety of healthcare professionals.

Goals and Objectives:

  • Learn strategies for fostering and maintaining good working relationships with healthcare providers outside of the acupuncture profession
  • Be able to clearly explain terminology related to the diagnosis, treatment, and nature of TCM/OM/East Asian medicine to healthcare providers unfamiliar with these terms and to understand the importance of   being able to clearly explain these concepts to those outside of the acupuncture field
  • Learn relevant and important talking points for how acupuncture can be an important part of the growing field of integrative medicine
  • Help acupuncturists increase their confidence in communicating with other healthcare disciplines

Course Outline
1:30- 3:00

  • Learning how to explain TCM/OM concepts and theory to other healthcare provider & why it is important to be able do so
  • Strategies to prevent miscommunication about acupuncture and OM
  • Methods to increase confidence and clarity when speaking to other healthcare provider


  •  Strategies for creating lasting relationships with other healthcare providers
  •  Understanding the role acupuncture can play in the future of integrative medicine

All material will be lecture and will be in the AOM/OM category
2.5 CEUs (pending)


February 24
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm


Connecticut Society of Acupuncturists


Wesleyan University, Usdan 108
45 Wyllys Avenue
Middletown, CT 06459 United States
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