29th MAY 2019 (1)

13th European School Leaders Day

Communication Skills

ETCMA events - TCM Kongress Rothenburg 

13th European School Leaders Day

"Communication Skills"

by Geraldine Harris


Communication, we all do it.  So why do we have to learn it?

Do you want your students to enjoy their life as a practitioner?

Do you want their patients to get better more quickly?

Do you want them to attract new patients through patient referral?

Do you want them not to be sued?

 The literature shows that communication skills make a big positive difference in answering all of the questions above. Communication is a key clinical skill that is indivisible from the knowledge base we work with and our technical skills.  It is not an add on, to pay passing attention to.

 For those involved in curriculum planning this workshop explores:

Models for developing curriculum

Where communication skills teaching might fit within a teaching programme

What might be included in the syllabus

The minimum resources necessary for a successful programme


For those leading on teaching, this workshop will explore:

 Who might deliver this teaching

The most appropriate teaching methods

The most appropriate assessment methods

Facilitator training and support

Skills for running small group workshops

Models for giving feedback to students

Reflective practice in relation to a communication skills teaching and assessment

The whole of this workshop is interactive and will draw on your ideas and experience. The  morning session will cover much of the theory of the bigger picture of curriculum development with examples from practice, it will also include a discussion of teaching methods and assessment. The afternoon session continues the discussion of teaching and facilitator training and will include a demonstration/workshop running a communication skills session, hopefully with willing learners from those attending

Moderation: Jasmine Uddin (UK)

Location: Hotel Eisenhut, Room Taubertal.

If you would like to attend please confirm your attendance by sending an email to secretary@etmca.org by May 10th, 2019.

Entrance fee (60 ) will be payable in cash on the day of attendance and a receipt will be provided for the payment.

Please note that attendance at ETCMA events does not require a ticket for the main congress.




Gerry Harris             


Gerry is a Fellow of the BAcC and qualified in 1987 in five element acupuncture at the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine.  She then studied TCM and worked within the British National Health Service as well as in private practice. 

She has had a career long interest in practitioner development and communication skills training for health care practitioners.  She taught this at the University of Westminster with acupuncture students but has also worked for almost thirty years facilitating communication skills workshops for medical students and experienced doctors at all points in their careers.

She has an MA in Interprofessional Education and was a member of the Medical Interview Teaching Association for 12 years. This is both a teacher training and support group for those facilitating communication skills in Health Care. She has also trained for this work in the United States.  She remains passionate about this teaching and has seen how teaching and learning in small groups can move practitioners forward in their relationships with patients and also their colleagues.  She co-authored a book on how to integrate complementary therapy into primary care (family medicine).

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