Course Overview

Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a brief psychotherapeutic intervention to increase the likelihood of a patient considering, initiating, and maintaining specific change strategies to reduce harmful behavior. This course will help tobacco cessation coaches and specialists, nurses, medical, and behavioral health practitioners gain profound knowledge of patient consultation. The content of the course applies to e-cigarettes or vapes as well as conventional tobacco products. 

Learning Objectives: 

By the end of this training, you will be able to:

  • Review the history of Motivational Interviewing.
  • Describe how Motivational Interviewing is an evidence-based cessation practice. 
  • Identify when to use Motivational Interviewing with clients.
  • Utilize Motivational Interviewing skills to assist individuals ambivalent about quitting smoking. 

Duration: 90 minutes

Continuing Education Information: 1.25 CPEUs for Registered Dietitians; pending CHES approval