Motivational Interviewing: Health Professional Training

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Author: Christine W. Thorpe Health Educator / Olympia Resol:RN, MPH, CRNI, CARN
Duration: 34m / 30m (CEU)

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Instructed by Christine W. Thorpe
***Learn how to guide patients toward behavior change using a conversational counseling style.***
34 students enrolled in this course

Course Description

You can support your patients using Motivational Interviewing to guide, encourage, and empower them every step of the way on their journey toward a better life.

Motivating people to change their behavior requires patience, empathy, and understanding. This course on motivational Interviewing is designed to teach you how to guide patients toward behavior change using this conversational approach. There are times when you may have a patient who is resistant to change for a host of reasons, but you struggle to encourage them to consider something new to improve their health. If you are a health professional seeking to improve your ability to change lives, then this course is for you.

At the end of this course, you will learn:

a. the different stages of behavior change

b. the principles and skills of engaging in a patient-centered style of counseling

c. the practice of empowering patients to see and strengthen the positivity in their lives.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Over 10 lectures and 34 mins of content!
  • Define motivational interviewing
  • Understand the five principles of motivational interviewing
  • Understand how to address ambivalence, resistance, and the use of change talk
  • Identify the Transtheoretical Model – Stages of Change
  • Identify connections between Stages of Change and motivational interviewing
  • Understand the role of purposeful questions and listening
  • Appreciate the role of motivational interviewing in patient care

***Student Reviews***

“It helped me to improve my understanding of motivational interviewing. Great slides! Not too long – very concise but good information.”
– Marvin Haas

“Very informative course, enjoyed and learned alot.”
– Linda Monckton

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