Motivational Interviewing

Course Overview

Motivational Interviewing is a communication technique that helps empower patients to make desired behavior changes to improve their health. It has been used effectively by professionals to guide changes in many different contexts, including smoking cessation and weight loss. Available literature demonstrates the use of motivational interviewing in patients with diabetes significantly enhances adherence to treatment recommendations and weight loss efforts. This training will get you familiar with the concept of motivational interviewing in the context of weight management.

Learning Objectives:

  • 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.

Duration: 30 minutes

Continuing Education Information: 0.5 CECH for CHES; 0.5 CPEU for Dietitians

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