It maybe worthwhile to consider how to specifically approach teaching the CSA using Calgary Cambridge model. There are a number of scenarios which lend themselves to tying in this model together with experiential learning:

  1. The learner experiences a consultation scenario with a patient
  2. The learner explores the consultation using the Calgary Cambridge model with the trainer, including skills rehearsal
  3. The learner presents evidence of learning subsequently using a CbD.

Some scenarios to consider

Observation and the CSA

Direct observation is a useful way of preparing a trainee for the CSA, and gives an opportunity for direct and immediate feedback. One way of doing this is to set up a few patients at 20 minute intervals, and mark according to the Behavioural indicators for CSA feedback, using the Blank CSA marking schedule for observational feedback, then giving immediate feedback.

Behavioural indicators for CSA feedback

Blank CSA marking schedule for observational feedback