Introduction to Motivational Interviewing and POLAR*S Training Peru 1.21.21

January 21, 2021

Program Evaluation Research Unit (PERU)

Target Audience

Nurse

Nurse Practitioner

Pharmacist

Pharmacy Technician

Physician

Physician Assistant

Psychologist

Social Worker

Learning Objectives

o Define motivational interviewing (MI) and describe the MI approach to promoting behavior change.

o List the four elements of the MI spirit and describe how you would apply them in practice.

o Differentiate between the stages of change and know how to identify at which stage your patients may be.

o Use the POLAR*S framework to conduct an intervention to learn more about a patient’s drug and/or alcohol use and facilitate behavior change.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 2.00 AAPA Category I CME
  • 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 2.00 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 2.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
01/05/2021
Course expires: 
06/30/2021
Event starts: 
01/21/2021 - 9:00am
Event ends: 
01/21/2021 - 11:00am
University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy Zoom Meeting
United States

Faculty Disclosure 

No members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships with any proprietary entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients to disclose. 

Accreditation and credit designation 

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. 

Physician (CME) 

The University of Pittsburgh School designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Nursing (CNE) 

The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 2.0 contact hours. 

Physician Assistant (AAPA) 

The University of Pittsburgh has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 2.0 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.   

Other Healthcare Professionals 

Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity. 

Available Credit

  • 2.00 AAPA Category I CME
  • 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 2.00 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 2.00 Attendance
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