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Motivational Interviewing in Health Care

Oct 25, 2013 9:00am -
Oct 25, 2013 4:30pm

Event Description

Motivational interviewing is an evidence-based approach to behavior change counseling.  Now in its 3rd decade, MI has significantly altered the manner in which behavior change is discussed within the fields of addictive disorders, acute and chronic disease management, criminal justice, social services and the management of severe and enduring psychiatric disorders. During this workshop, both the relational and technical components of MI, using both didactic and experiential methods will be addressed. The relational component refers to the interpersonal foundation of collaboration, power-sharing, and the appreciation of ambivalence which appears necessary, if insufficient, for effective behavior change. The technical component, the preferential evocation and reinforcement of change talk, is a unique contribution of MI and, when integrated with the MI-spirited relationship, facilitates the initiation and persistence of change.  Practitioners will learn how to integrate the principles and techniques of MI into their everyday practices.


Learning objectives:


·     Identify the 3 key elements of the relational component of MI and describe one clinical strategy each for implementation of the 3 relational elements.

·         Discuss the manner in which the decisional matrix can be used to gain an understanding of client ambivalence, and apply decisional matrix-informed counseling techniques to health change counseling.

·         Identify two strategies for eliciting and reinforcing client change talk.

Program Code: MIHC6
6 CE Credits
Fee: $135

Gary Rose, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist who has been teaching motivational interviewing and health behavior change counseling to professionals in the US and Europe since 1991.  Dr. Rose is a member of the core faculty at the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology and an adjunct professor at the Brown University School of Medicine, where he is engaged in research regarding effective MI training methods for physicians and allied health professionals.  Dr. Rose also maintains a practice in child and adolescent psychology in Chelmsford, MA.


Event Type:Continuing Education Program
Category:Innovators - Clinical Practice
Early registration ends on Aug 09, 2013.
Regular registration starts on Aug 10, 2013 and ends on Oct 15, 2013.
Late registration starts on Oct 16, 2013.



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