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Motivational Interviewing



Participant Comments

“There isn’t an encounter on any level that I’m not now aware of those powerful relational dynamics. They even work with my kids!”

“Practicing felt much better and more useful than typical role playing.”

“I learned how to rephrase questions and change my communication style to motivate the patient.”

Patients are complex. What motivates one, doesn’t motivate another. Sometimes it feels that the right health choices are right in front of them, but they just can’t seem to move forward. How can you help them?

Motivational interviewing is patient-centered, and utilizes a guiding style to engage with patients to clarify their strengths and hopes, evoke their motivation for change and promote autonomy in decision-making.

This two-part ICSI workshop format provides a deeper learning opportunity to allow practice in between sessions, returning to build on new insights. The teachings will include a mix of didactic presentation, videos and hands-on practice. Handouts are provided so attendees can leave with practical tools for future review and ongoing practice.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand context for meaningful behavior change
  • Learn foundational motivational interviewing skills
  • Practice using real life situations and common encounters
  • Identify strategies to listen for, elicit and promote change talk

UPCOMING EVENTS

Motivational Interviewing Foundations

Thursday, October 19 and Thursday, November 2, 2017
10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

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Who We’ve Trained

More than 500 participants, including physicians, nurse practitioners, social workers and care managers, from:

  • HealthPartners Medical Group
  • UCare
  • Entira Family Clinics
  • Fairview Health Services
  • CentraCare Health System
  • Mayo Clinic
  • MN Health Care Home Learning Collaborative
  • SHIP Learning Network
  • Michigan Center for Clinical Systems Improvement
  • Hawaii Primary Care Association

Updated 08/02/17