A Guide to Best-Practice Interdisciplinary Goal Setting in Clinical Practice Presentation  IC 5

NOTE Attendees are expected to watch the recorded course anytime at their convenience & then JOIN the one-hour LIVE discussion with presenters & other rehab. pros on Sat 20Mar.

DAY Saturday March 20 2021

TIME 3:15 PM – 4:15 PM

TOPIC AREAS Cross Cutting, Technology, Spinal Cord Injury, Brain Injury, Clinical Practice

CAREER LEVEL Intermediate


Goal setting is crucial in neurorehabilitation for encouraging collaboration in multi-disciplinary teams, motivating patients, and tracking progress. The key components of good goal setting, however, are often misunderstood. This instructional course aims to outline the best-practice process for goal-setting in clinical neurorehabilitation practice, resolving confusion around terminology and interdisciplinary collaboration. The course will address barriers to change that can prevent the adoption of new goal-setting practices, and suggest avenues of change. Understanding the difficulty of applying theoretical procedures to clinical practice, the course will also offer an opportunity for operationalizing the new skills learned with real-world clinical data.


  1. Describe the importance of inter-disciplinary goal setting within neurorehabilitation.
  2. Describe the best-practice / gold-standard process of goal setting, including advantages of each stage
  3. Identify barriers in implementing the best-practice goal-setting processes in existing clinical practice, and possible avenues for overcoming these.
  4. Confidently use appropriate goal setting terminology and processes in clinical practice
  5. Apply software to increase the accessibility of best-practice goal setting to clinical practice.


This course is pre-recorded from the ACRM 2020 Annual Conference. Buy now and watch the course anytime and anywhere at your convenience and earn CME/CEUs right away. Then, take the evaluation and complete the steps to earn CME/CEUs and don’t miss the 1-hour LIVE DISCUSSION with presenters on Saturday, 20 March.

Registration includes a Certificate of Attendance and /or CME/CEU processing for the following disciplines:

  • Case Managers (CCMC)
  • Disability Management Specialists (CDMS)
  • Healthcare Executives (ACHE)
  • Nurses (ANCC)
  • Occupational Therapists (AOTA)
  • Physical Therapists (FSBPT-24 states)
  • Physicians (ACCME-CME)
  • Psychologists (APA Division 22)
  • Rehabilitation Counselors (CRCC)
  • Social Workers (NASW)
  • Speech Therapists (ASHA)


  • 4 hours of pre-recorded instruction
  • 1 hour of Live Discussion/Q&A
  • Continuing education credit processing
  • Access to presentation slides (if provided by presenters)
  • NON-members receive introductory 6- month membership


$99 members / $149 non-members
See all registration rates >>


Trayner Photo

Penny Trayner, BSc (Hons), CPsychol, AFBPsS
Paediatric Clinical Neuropsychologist
Clinical Neuropsychology Services Ltd.
Manchester, England


Andrew Bateman Photo

Andrew Bateman, PhD
University of Essex
Colchester, England


Merryn Dowson Photo

Merryn Dowson, BSc (Hons), MBPsS
Assistant Psychologist / Research Assistant
Clinical Neuropsychology Services Ltd.
Manchester, EnglandUniversity of Essex
Colchester, England



The Spring Meeting is host to the ACRM Training Institute, providing rehabilitation researchers and clinicians seeking CME/CEUs with exciting opportunities for in-depth training and the translation of evidence-based knowledge into clinical practice for rehabilitation clinicians and researchers

Choose from ten courses and earn a Certificate of Attendance and/or up to 20 contact hours of Continuing Education credit in your choice of 13 disciplines.

The ACRM Spring Meeting is also a venue for networking and collaborating within the ACRM interdisciplinary community groups and committees. Come find your tribe, contribute to the field, and become a member of this vibrant and welcoming community. These groups are the heart of ACRM, working to IMPROVE LIVES through rehabilitation research.

PRO members may join community group meetings free-of-charge and learn how to get involved — to help get the research into practice faster and move the rehabilitation field forward.

Two days-worth of continuing education with up to 20 contact hours CME/CEUs


*Although no significant changes are anticipated, all courses and presenters are subject to change.