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Brief Motivational Interviewing: Tools for Clinical Practice (June 2019) is a Course

Brief Motivational Interviewing: Tools for Clinical Practice (June 2019)

Started May 2, 2019
5.5 credits

$125 Enroll

Full course description

This BLENDED course is designed for busy healthcare professionals in all care settings to develop Brief Motivational Interviewing skills. Brief Motivational interviewing (MI) techniques:

  • Promote patient-centered care and collaboration
  • Facilitate change
  • Improve adherence
  • Improve satisfaction
  • Improve health outcomes
Brief means you can use these techniques in 5-10 minute segments during a clinic visit, ED encounter, throughout your shift on an inpatient unit, and/or during home visits. Imagine making the short encounters you have with patients incredibly productive. The evidence says it is possible when you learn and use Brief MI techniques!

Dr. Stacy Ogbeide will help you develop the skills needed to communicate with patients in a more collaborative way and quickly assess readiness for change and motivation to change. You will also learn how to break change down into manageable steps for both you and your patients. Our patients are the experts of their own stories and Brief Motivational Interviewing helps you help your patient identify where they are and where they want to be.

This BLENDED continuing education course provides the following:
  • Online learning modules introducing Brief MI techniques (1.5 hours)
  • In-person practice developing Brief MI skills (4 hours)
  • Dr. Stacy Ogbeide, a recognized expert in MI techniques, facilitates the practice session 

Learning Outcomes:

1. Recognize patient-provider communication with the spirit of motivational interviewing (MI)

2. Respond to patients using open-ended statements, affirmations, reflections, and summaries (OARS) 

3. Respond to patients' arguments against change without amplifying resistance

4. Listen for and amplify change/commitment talk using reflection, open questions, and importance/confidence scales

5. Know when and how to give advice or information

Criteria for Successful Completion (Please read carefully):

  • Complete the entire online activity, including self-checks and post-test 
  • Attend the in-person session
    • Be seated no later than 10 minutes after session start time
  • 5.50 contact hours will be awarded upon successful completion
Start learning online now.  Attend in-person session to develop your Brief MI skills on June 22, 2019, 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM (located at the UT Health San Antonio School of Nursing - 7703 Floyd Curl Drive San Antonio TX 78229 Room TBA).

University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

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