Activating Behavior Change: Introduction to Motivational Interviewing

Pittsburgh, PA US
June 8, 2021 to June 10, 2021

The purpose of this training is to enhance client centered communication approach and skills using the framework of Motivational Interviewing.

Schedule Day 1

Program begins at 9:30am  and adjourns at 3:30pm  Total Education Time:  5 hours

Day 1 6-8-2021

Time

Content

Presenter

9:30am-10:30am

Welcome and opening activity which includes a “Taste of Motivational Interviewing” where participants begin to compare & contrast a traditional medical model with a more patient-centered / MI-congruent approach in breakout rooms.

Dan Watson & Renee Greenwald

10:30am-12pm

Spirit of MI and interactive practice / Principles of MI and interactive practice

Dan Watson & Renee Greenwald

12pm-1pm

Lunch

 

1pm-3pm

Principles of MI and interactive practice

Dan Watson & Renee Greenwald

3pm-330pm

Final activity which includes viewing videos of a traditional & patient centered approach with an opportunity to debrief as a group and apply lessons learned throughout the day

Dan Watson & Renee Greenwald

Schedule Day 2

Program begins at 9:30am and adjourns at 3:30pm Total Education Time:  5 Hours

Day 2 6-9-2021

Time

Content

Presenter

9:30am to 10:30am

Welcome and opening activity which includes “Batting Practice” where participants work on creating validating statements that are MI-congruent in response to challenging patient statements based on real healthcare settings.

Dan Watson & Renee Greenwald

10:30am to 12pm

Introduction of Change Talk with interactive practice for eliciting and responding to Change Talk in a strategic way

Dan Watson & Renee Greenwald

12pm-1pm

Lunch

Dan Watson & Renee Greenwald

1pm-2pm

Review OARS Communication skills with interactive practice

Dan Watson & Renee Greenwald

2pm-330pm

MI-congruent approach for offering information/advice with interactive practice activity for application

Dan Watson & Renee Greenwald

 

 Schedule Day 3

Program begins at 9:30am and adjourns at 3:30pm Total Education Time: 5 Hours

Day 3 6-10-2021

 

Time

Content

Presenter

9:30am to 10:30am

Welcome and opening activity of “watching MI in Action” to observe skills learned about engaging patients/members.

Dan Watson & Renee Greenwald

10:30am- 12pm

4 processes of MI skills and application

Dan Watson & Renee Greenwald

12pm-1pm

Lunch

Dan Watson & Renee Greenwald

1pm-130pm

Spot the Difference Activity for final compare + contrast of MI-congruent and non MI-congruent approaches with a debrief

Dan Watson & Renee Greenwald

130pm to 3:30pm

Culminating Activity: Standardized Patient practice & feedback in breakout groups where a facilitator and small group develop a client persona and then participants have an opportunity to apply MI skills in coaching role-play with a standardized patient and receive feedback on their approach.

Dan Watson & Renee Greenwald

Target Audience

RNs / SW / Health Coaches / Dieticians

Learning Objectives

1.  Identify core concepts and principles of motivational interviewing (MI) as applied to a healthcare setting.

2.  Describe the evidence that supports the efficacy of MI.

3.  Explain the importance of a client-centered approach in working with patients/members.

4.  Compare the traditional medical approach and the MI approach.

5.  Identify the worst case and best-case scenarios in health coaching.

6.  Demonstrate strategies to validate a member’s concerns and express empathy.

7.  Demonstrate strategies to ask open ended questions, affirm, reflect and summarize.

8.  Identify and recognize and respond to change talk.

9.  Demonstrate strategies to evoke change talk from a member.

10.  Explain in summary the basic principles of MI.

11.  Demonstrate awareness of current strengths and areas of growth in the MI skills-set.

12.  Demonstrate strategies and skills used in each of the phases of MI:  engaging, focusing, evoking, and planning. 

13.  Apply MI strategies and skills in a culminating activity.

14.  Apply and practice core concepts and principles of MI through case study with practice and feedback using standardized patients.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 15.00 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 15.00 ASWB
  • 15.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
05/19/2021
Course expires: 
07/09/2021
Event starts: 
06/08/2021 - 9:30am
Event ends: 
06/10/2021 - 3:30pm

Schedule Day 1

Program begins at 9:30am  and adjourns at 3:30pm  Total Education Time:  5 hours

Day 1  6-8-2021

Time

Content

Presenter

9:30am-10:30am

Welcome and opening activity which includes a “Taste of Motivational Interviewing” where participants begin to compare & contrast a traditional medical model with a more patient-centered / MI-congruent approach in breakout rooms.

Dan Watson & Renee Greenwald

10:30am-12pm

Spirit of MI and interactive practice / Principles of MI and interactive practice

Dan Watson & Renee Greenwald

12pm-1pm

Lunch

 

1pm-3pm

Principles of MI and interactive practice

Dan Watson & Renee Greenwald

3pm-330pm

Final activity which includes viewing videos of a traditional & patient centered approach with an opportunity to debrief as a group and apply lessons learned throughout the day

Dan Watson & Renee Greenwald

Schedule Day 2

Program begins at 9:30am and adjourns at 3:30pm Total Education Time:  5 Hours

Day 2 6-9-2021

Time

Content

Presenter

9:30am to 10:30am

Welcome and opening activity which includes “Batting Practice” where participants work on creating validating statements that are MI-congruent in response to challenging patient statements based on real healthcare settings.

Dan Watson & Renee Greenwald

10:30am to 12pm

Introduction of Change Talk with interactive practice for eliciting and responding to Change Talk in a strategic way

Dan Watson & Renee Greenwald

12pm-1pm

Lunch

Dan Watson & Renee Greenwald

1pm-2pm

Review OARS Communication skills with interactive practice

Dan Watson & Renee Greenwald

2pm-330pm

MI-congruent approach for offering information/advice with interactive practice activity for application

Dan Watson & Renee Greenwald

 

 Schedule Day 3

Program begins at 9:30am and adjourns at 3:30pm Total Education Time: 5 Hours

Day 3  6-10-2021

 

Time

Content

Presenter

9:30am to 10:30am

Welcome and opening activity of “watching MI in Action” to observe skills learned about engaging patients/members.

Dan Watson & Renee Greenwald

10:30am- 12pm

4 processes of MI skills and application

Dan Watson & Renee Greenwald

12pm-1pm

Lunch

Dan Watson & Renee Greenwald

1pm-130pm

Spot the Difference Activity for final compare + contrast of MI-congruent and non MI-congruent approaches with a debrief

Dan Watson & Renee Greenwald

130pm to 3:30pm

Culminating Activity: Standardized Patient practice & feedback in breakout groups where a facilitator and small group develop a client persona and then participants have an opportunity to apply MI skills in coaching role-play with a standardized patient and receive feedback on their approach.

Dan Watson & Renee Greenwald

UPMC Health Plan
600 Grant Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
United States

Amanda Gabarda, EdD, MPH, MS      

UPMC Health Plan, Sr. Director of Clinical Training  and Education

 

Renee Greenwald, M.S., NBC-HWC

UPMC / Health Coach Training QA Coordinator

 

Michael J. Connell MS

UPMC Health Plan Clinical Engagement Coordinator

 

Daniel Watson, LPC, NBHWC

UPMC Health Plan QA Coordinator, Clinical Training and Development

 

 

In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

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Available Credit

  • 15.00 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 15.00 ASWB
  • 15.00 Attendance
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