2023.04.05 – Barriers to Rehabilitation Engagement and Strategies to Overcome Them (Live Webinar)

A David Strauss Memorial Clinical Lecture live webinar featuring Mark Bender, Ph.D. Airs live at 3 p.m. ET April 5, 2023.

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In this webinar, Dr. Mark Bender will discuss barriers that can impact motivation and interfere with engagement in rehabilitation efforts.  Treatment “noncompliance” or “resistance” will be reviewed along with recommendations for how clinicians can reframe their perspective on these factors to partner with patients and utilize a patient-centered framework in therapy.  

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the factors that can lead to disengagement from rehabilitation efforts
  • Provide cognitive reframing for what is traditionally viewed as “patient noncompliance” or “treatment resistance”
  • Define efforts to partner with patients in order to enhance their engagement in rehab

 Includes 1 ACBIS CEU.


Mark Bender, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine. He is also a Rehabilitation Psychologist at the Sheltering Arms Institute. Dr. Bender has over 20  years of experience providing rehabilitation and neuropsychological services in a variety of rehabilitation settings, and has been involved extensively in program development and evaluation projects. He has worked in acute inpatient, day rehabilitation, and transitional rehabilitation programs. He has published in the areas of traumatic brain injury, chronic pain,  and neuropsychology. He earned his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Saint Louis University.

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