Kathleen Bonvicini, MPH, EdD
Institute for Healthcare Communication
Kathleen A. Bonvicini, MPH, EdD, is the Chief Executive Office at the Institute for Healthcare Communication (IHC), a non-profit organization based in New Haven, CT. The Institute for Healthcare Communication has been designing and implementing skill-based training to health professionals in human medicine since 1989. Dr Bonvicini has developed and delivered many of IHC’s communication workshops and provides train-the-trainer programs throughout the United States, Canada, and in Europe. She oversees all aspects of IHC’s continuing education program and accreditation process and many of IHC’s core training programs. In addition to her work in clinician-patient communication training in human medicine, she leads the veterinary communication training and provides faculty training within schools of veterinary medicine throughout North America and Australia. She has conducted and published her research in the area of empathic connection specific to physician empathy with patients. In addition, she has written and presented extensively to an international audience including practitioners, opinion leaders, students, academicians, healthcare professionals and consumers on the importance of communication training in both human and veterinary medicine.
Previous to her work with the Institute for Healthcare Communication, Dr Bonvicini has fifteen years of psychiatric research experience at Yale University Laboratory of Psychiatric Genetics. There she coordinated genetic family studies on anxiety disorder, alcohol and other psychoactive substance dependence in families. She has extensive experience in clinical interviewing with highly diverse populations and has conducted training programs on psychiatric interviewing techniques. Dr Bonvicini has held faculty positions with the Department of Public Health at Southern Connecticut State University and with the Department of Psychology at Albertus Magnus College for twelve years. In addition, she has worked as a social worker in the areas of adolescent pregnancy prevention, law enforcement, and women’s health.
Thursday, October 25
1:30 PM – 3:15 PM
Thursday, October 25
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM