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Brief Motivational Interviewing: Tools for Clinical Practice is a Course

Brief Motivational Interviewing: Tools for Clinical Practice

Oct 1 - Dec 4, 2018

$125 Enroll

Full course description

Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a guiding conversational style of helping people to change by uncovering and strengthening their own motivation and commitment to change (Miller & Rollnick, 2012).

Our Brief Motivational Interviewing: Tools for Clinical Practice blended course is designed specifically for busy healthcare professionals in hospitals, clinics, emergency rooms. Stacy Ogbeide, PsyD, ABPP, Assistant Professor/Clinical, UT Health San Antonio, will help you develop the skills needed to communicate with your  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.

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):

  • You must complete the entire online activity (1.5 hours) and the live practice session (4 hours)
  • You must complete the online self-checks and post-test 
  • 5.50 contact hours will be awarded upon successful completion
Start learning online on October 1, 2018. Attend live session to practice MI skills on November 3, 2018.

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