Day 2: Introduction to Motivational Interviewing Blended Learning Follow-up Skills Lab 6-21-2022

Pittsburgh, PA US
June 21, 2022

The purpose of this training is to enhance client-centered communication approach and skills using the framework of Motivational Interviewing. Attendees have completed 12 hours of self-paced asynchronous coursework and partner activities ahead of the live session and will debrief learnings and practice skills in this session.

Target Audience

RNs / SW / Health Coaches / Dieticians

Learning Objectives

  1. Describe the core principles, micro skills, and "spirit" of motivational interviewing (MI)
  2. Demonstrate MI strategies used in the engaging, focusing, evoking, and planning phases through case study review
  3. Identify a plan of action or next steps in building a skill set in MI
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 3.50 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 3.50 ASWB
  • 3.50 Attendance
Course opens: 
05/23/2022
Course expires: 
07/22/2022
Event starts: 
06/21/2022 - 8:30am EDT
Event ends: 
06/21/2022 - 12:00pm EDT

Program begins at 8:30 am  and adjourns at 12:00pm  Total Education Time:  3.5

 

Time

Content

Presenter

8:30am-9:30am

Presentation of the core principles, micro skills, and “spirit” of motivational interviewing (MI)

Amanda Gabarda, EdD, MPH, NBC-HWC
Renee Greenwald, MS, NBC-HWC
Mike Connell, MS
Stefania Patinella, MS, NBCHWC
Indira Stokes, MPH, CHES, NBCHWC

9:30am-11am

Present and discuss MI strategies used in the engaging, focusing, evoking, and planning phases through case study review

Amanda Gabarda, EdD, MPH, NBC-HWC
Renee Greenwald, MS, NBC-HWC
Mike Connell, MS
Stefania Patinella, MS, NBCHWC
Indira Stokes, MPH, CHES, NBCHWC

11am-12:15pm

Introduction of case study and role play using all the MI strategies and phases as a culminating activity

Amanda Gabarda, EdD, MPH, NBC-HWC
Renee Greenwald, MS, NBC-HWC
Mike Connell, MS
Stefania Patinella, MS, NBCHWC
Indira Stokes, MPH, CHES, NBCHWC

12:15pm-12:30pm

Review and discuss a plan of action or next steps in building a skill set in MI

Amanda Gabarda, EdD, MPH, NBC-HWC
Renee Greenwald, MS, NBC-HWC
Mike Connell, MS
Stefania Patinella, MS, NBCHWC
Indira Stokes, MPH, CHES, NBCHWC
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

Dr. Gabarda is the Director of Clinical Training & Development at UPMC Health Plan where is responsible for the creation, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of training and skill development of lifestyle health coaches and care managers. She has a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Exercise Science from Slippery Rock University, a Master of Public Health from Walden University, and a Doctor of Education in Health and Physical Activity from the University of Pittsburgh.  Ms. Gabarda is a certified facilitator of the Community Action Poverty Simulation, National Board-Certified Health & Wellness Coach and a Certified Health Education Specialist, with over 10 years’ experience in health coaching. 

 

Stefania Patinella, MA, NBC-HWC
UPMC, Manager of Clinical Training and Quality Assurance

Ms. Patinella has 15 years of experience as a director and trainer of health and wellness coaching programs, including motivational interviewing.

 

Michael J. Connell MS
UPMC Health Plan Clinical Engagement Coordinator

Mr Connell is the Clinical Engagement Coordinator for UPMC Health Plan’s Clinical Education Team. Mr. Connell has a master’s degree in Exercise Physiology and a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh. Mr. Connell was a Health Coach at the UPMC Health Plan for six years where he had extensive experience coaching members to adopt healthy behaviors, including smoking cessation, physical activity, nutrition, stress management, and weight management. Mr. Connell was responsible for training the engagement and coaching skills of the lifestyle health coach team from 2010 to 2015. Mr. Connell is currently responsible for improving the engagement and Motivational Interviewing skills for clinical staff at the UPMC Health Plan, including RNs, Health Coaches, and Case Managers.

 

Renee Greenwald, MS, NBCHWC
UPMC Health Plan: Health Coach QA & Training Coordinator

Renee Greenwald is a Quality Assurance Coordinator at UPMC Health Plan where she is responsible for training, empowering, and the skill development of health coaches and care managers.   She has a bachelor’s in Exercise Science from Slippery Rock University and a master’s in Exercise Science and Health Promotion, specializing in wellness and fitness and wellness coaching from California University of Pennsylvania.  Renee is a Nationally Board-Certified Health and Wellness Coach with about 5 years’ experience in health coaching.

 

Indira Stokes, MPH CHES NBC-HWC
UPMC Health Plan, Clinical Engagement Coordinator

Indira Stokes is a Clinical Engagement Coordinator at UPMC Health Plan where she is responsible for training, empowering, and the skill development of health coaches and care managers.  She has a bachelor's in Biology and Economics from the University of Pittsburgh and a master's in Public Health, specializing in behavioral and community health from the University of Pittsburgh. Indira is a Certified Health Education Specialist and a Nationally Board-Certified Health and Wellness Coach with over 5 years’ experience in health coaching.

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.

As a Jointly Accredited Organization, University of Pittsburgh is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. University of Pittsburgh maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 3.5 continuing education credits.

NOTE:   There are not CCM CEs available for this educational activity.

Available Credit

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