Upcoming Workshop

SOS Workshops

Supporting Clients with Chronic Illness:

Evidence-based Practices to Improve Adherence, Mental Health & Quality of Life
Presented by: Dayna Lee-Baggley, Ph.D
Workshop Recording Now Available until May 15th

About This Workshop

Millions of Canadians are living with a chronic health condition, yet not many therapists are well trained to address the unique psychological issues for clients with chronic health conditions. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is an empirically supported therapy for a number of disorders and problems including chronic health conditions such as chronic pain, obesity, cancer, diabetes, and heart disease. This workshop will present evidence-based theory, knowledge, and skills from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy as well as Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, and Behaviour Modification for therapists working with clients with health conditions. Topics that will be addressed include encouraging behaviour change and adherence as well as how to support and improve mental health and quality of life with clients facing a chronic or life-threatening health conditions. Training will involve learning concrete, applicable skills based on the latest research through experiential activities and interactive didactic learning. Case examples from real-life settings are used to ensure skills can be applied.

Dr. Dayna Lee-Baggley is registered clinical psychologist who has worked extensively with clients with chronic illness and life threatening health conditions within medical, surgical, and cancer care multidisciplinary teams. She is an internationally recognized trainer in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and specializes in ACT for health conditions. She has an active research program on ACT and behaviour change in chronic disease.


Speaker Information

Dayna Lee-Baggley, Ph.D., R. Psych.

Dayna Lee-Baggley, Ph.D., R. Psych.
Registered Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Dayna Lee-Baggley is a Registered Clinical Psychologist in BC, AB, ON and NS. She is the director of Dr. Lee-Baggley and Associates, a virtual health psychology clinic specializing in clinical interventions, training for healthcare providers, and research in health-related issues (e.g., chronic pain, sleep, COVID burnout, PTSD for frontline workers). She worked for almost 15 years in multidisciplinary teams on medical, surgical and cancer care hospital units providing assessment, therapy and consultation for patients with chronic and life-threatening health conditions. She also conducts research as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and cross appointments in the Departments of Surgery and Psychology & Neuroscience at Dalhousie University and an Adjunct Professor appointment in the Department of Industrial and Organizational Psychology at Saint Mary’s University. She has an active research program on behavior change, obesity, chronic disease, professional resiliency and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Dr. Lee-Baggley has close to 45 peer-reviewed publications and over 130 scholarly presentations. She is a senior consultant providing healthy workplace interventions for employees, teams, and leaders with Howatt HR Consulting and the Chief of Research for the Howatt HR Applied Workplace Research Institute. She is an internationally recognized trainer in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and a certified therapist in Emotion Focused Therapy for Couples. She was the recipient of the 2017 Women of Excellence Award for her contributions to Health, Sport and Wellness (Canadian Progress Club Halifax Cornwallis). She is the author of the book “Healthy Habits Suck: How to get off the couch & live a healthy life…even if you don’t want to.”

Course Objectives

Healthy Habits Suck by Dayna Lee-Baggley, PhD
  1. Understand unique issues when working with clients with chronic illness
  2. Review and practice empirically based skills in motivational interviewing to assess readiness for change
  3. Review and practice empirically based skills in motivational interviewing to provide interventions matched for level of readiness for change
  4. Learn empirically based skills from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to improve adherence to health behaviors, mental health, and quality of life for clients with chronic illness


Registration is limited. Please register early to avoid disappointment.

Payment can be made by debit or with a credit card through our secure PayPal checkout system . No registration to PayPal is necessary. Early bird rates available through checkout system.

Early Bird Rate (Before April 13th, 2022)
$185.00 plus hst = $209.05
Group Rate (3-5 people)
$175.00 plus hst = $197.75 per person
Group Rate (6 or more)
$165.00 plus hst = $186.45 per person
Regular Rate (After April 13th, 2022)
$195.00 plus hst = $220.35
For group rates, please contact us for an invoice and total quote.

Alternate Payment:
Payment may be made by cheque, payable to Solutions on Site. Cheque must accompany registration form. Registration by phone or e-mail accepted if cheque is received in the mail within two weeks of registration. Post dated cheques not acceptable for early registration.

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CANCELLATIONS: Cancellations received two weeks or more prior to the event will be eligible for a full refund, minus a $35 cancel fee. Cancellations received less than two weeks before the event are not eligible for a refund. However, you may send a colleague in your place.