Getting Results: Motivational Interviewing

Course Description:
This training will get you familiar with a concept called Motivational Interviewing (MI), a strategy to help guide your patients and help them become their own agent of change.  Whether you are just learning about MI or need a refresher, this training will review MI techniques and give you the opportunity to complete a simulated counseling session.


  • Describe the key concepts and steps in motivational interviewing.
  • Demonstrate ways to lead a client through the steps of motivational interviewing.
  • Describe how using motivational interviewing can produce better results with patients than other instructional or interviewing methods.

Course Duration: 30 minutes


Randa Kutob, MD, MPH, joined the UA Department of Family & Community Medicine in 1997 after serving for 2 years as Director for Urgent Care Services at University Medical Center.  She has (co)-authored and served as a consultant on several online continuing medical education courses on topics such as culturally competent medical care, breast cancer diagnosis, intimate partner violence, and the management of chronic pain.

Dr. Kutob’s clinical work in primary care inspired her current research focus on promoting lifestyle change for the prevention and treatment of chronic diseases such as diabetes. With funding from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), her research team created an Internet-based course for health care providers that focused on culturally competent care for patients with diabetes.  Most recently, with support of the American Diabetes Association, she served as the PI on Families United/Familias Unidas. The core components of this six-month, family group office visit intervention were education on healthy food choices, weight loss/control, and increased physical activity utilizing an underlying cognitive behavioral approach.

Continuing Education Information:  0.5 CNE 8/22/19; 0.5 CECH; 0.5 CPEU 9/6/19

This educational activity is jointly provided by the Western Region Public Health Training Center and the University of Arizona Continuing Nursing Education.

University of Arizona Continuing Professional Education is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Continuing Nursing Education Group, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.


CPEU Accredited Provider number: 21216

CHES Provider number:  99036

Disclosures:  The planners, reviewers, and authors have no declared conflicts of interest

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