“Have you ever found yourself frustrated when patients seem unmotivated? Have you ever felt like you wanted more for your patient’s health than he wanted for himself?” This highly interactive course offers evidence-based skills to help guide your clients toward their personal goals by challenging your preconceived notions about how people change behavior.”
This workshop is ideal for anyone who performs direct patient care, and who frequently engage in conversations with patients about changing their behavior (managing diabetes, quitting smoking, reducing alcohol use, adhering to medication as prescribed, etc.). Decades of research have demonstrated the effectiveness of Motivational Interviewing (MI) as an evidence-based intervention to compassionately guide the behavior-change process. In a recent meta-analysis, MI was found to be more effective than simple advice-giving in 80% of studies.