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The Center for Communication in Medicine presents workshop to the Vermont Psychological Association

On Friday, June 4, the Center for Communication in Medicine (CCM) presented a workshop to the Vermont Psychological Association. The program, “Helping Patients Communicate with Healthcare Providers” introduced psychologists to CCM’s signature tool, SpeakSooner: A Patient’s Guide to Difficult Conversations.  CCM Executive Director, Bernard Bandman, PhD and Battenkill Valley Health Care physician, Dr. Michael Welther […]

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Coping With COVID-19 – A free online webinar

On May 11 at 6pm The Center for Communication in Medicine (CCM) will offer a free online webinar, “Coping With COVID-19: The Lived Experience of Patients, Loved Ones and Healthcare Providers.” CCM is committed to presenting SpeakSooner community education programs through our online platform.   The panel includes COVID-19 patient Jim Raposa, his wife Claudia, […]

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CCM to offer free online webinar

On May 11 at 6pm The Center for Communication in Medicine (CCM) will offer a free online webinar, “Coping With COVID-19: The Lived Experience of Patients, Loved Ones and Healthcare Providers.” CCM is committed to presenting SpeakSooner community education programs through our online platform.   The panel includes COVID-19 patient Jim Raposa, his wife Claudia, […]

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The Center for Communication in Medicine Offers Online Programs

The Center for Communication in Medicine’s (CCM) SpeakSooner Community Education Programs are going strong this spring with trainings scheduled for staff members at Battenkill Valley Health Center in Arlington, VT and Adirondack Health in Saranac Lake, NY. SpeakSooner’s online trainings offer healthcare professionals an opportunity to learn about the use of CCM’s signature tool, SpeakSooner®: […]

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CCM founders to present at Rutgers University

On March 22, CCM founders Celia Engel Bandman and Bernard Bandman, PhD will offer a seminar at Rutgers University on the use of SpeakSooner®: A Patient’s Guide to Difficult Conversations to prompt patients to document their questions and concerns in preparing to open channels of communication with healthcare providers. They will emphasize the patient’s voice. The seminar will be […]

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CCM Director Dr. Bernard Bandman interviewed on WNYT

CCM Executive Director, Dr. Bernard Bandman, was interviewed by WNYT Health Beat reporter, Benita Zahn, about a recent SpeakSooner webinar, “Coping With COVID-19: Communication Challenges with Healthcare Providers” where expert panelists  addressed issues and concerns in communicating with healthcare providers during these worrisome and uncertain times. Watch the interview here.

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The Center for Communication in Medicine to Offer Free Webinar on Coping with COVID-19

The Center for Communication in Medicine (CCM) will host a free online webinar, “Coping With COVID-19: Communication Challenges with Healthcare Providers”, on Tuesday, November 10 from 6 – 7:30 pm. Panelists include: Southwestern Vermont Medical Center hospitalist, Dr. James Poole; United Counseling Service director and psychiatrist, Dr. Alya Reeve; patient and Vermont Dept. of Corrections […]

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The Center for Communication to offer free online workshop

The Center for Communication in Medicine (CCM) will host a free online workshop, “Working with the Guide 101”, on June 22 from 6 – 7:30 pm. CCM founder Dr. Bernard Bandman, co-author of SpeakSooner®: A Patient’s Guide to Difficult Conversations (Guide), and primary care physician Dr. Michael Welther will lead the workshop. The Guide was […]

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The Center for Communication in Medicine publishes updated website & Guide

The Center for Communication in Medicine (CCM) announces the launch of their updated website https://www.speaksooner.org/ and a new edition of their signature support tool, SpeakSooner®: A Patient’s Guide to Difficult Conversations. In response to patient and focus group feedback, CCM’s classic Difficult Conversations Toolkit has been revised to be direct, accessible and user friendly. The […]

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