This 6 hour course is designed to be an introduction to the evidence-based clinical method of Motivational Interviewing and will provide participants with an opportunity to explore creative ways of integrating various approaches. Motivational Interviewing is a client-centered, evidence-based, directive method for enhancing intrinsic motivation to change by exploring and resolving ambivalence. It can be used in a multitude of healthcare environments and situations to promote patient adherence to treatment and progress toward improved health outcomes. It can be incorporated into treatments and routine care for patients with various health issues, including those with physical health problems, mental health issues, or substance use and addiction disorders. Motivational interviewing has also successfully been used along with other forms of therapy to improve the connection between the patient and the clinician and to alter the process at which the patient makes life changes. At the end of this training, participants will be able to describe four aspects of the spirit of motivational interviewing, gain an understanding of the Motivational Interviewing technique OAR, recognize the ability to respond to patients with empathetic reflective statements, identify change talk within a patient’s speech, and generate empathic reflections and open ended questions to elicit change talk in patients.

Faculty: Sandra Fields & Chris Moynihan

CEUs Available: 6 NBCC/ACEP clock hours

OmniCare Institute partners with Omni Community Health to provide CEUs. Omni Community Health has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6894. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Omni Community Health is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

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