MI Skills Building: Brief Action Plan Training

Pittsburgh, PA US
August 6, 2024

Brief Action Planning (BAP) is a Motivational Interviewing consistent tool designed to help people change and to support self-management for health and wellbeing. BAP is designed to guide a member or patient step-by-step through deciding whether they want to make a plan for behavior change.

Target Audience

ISD Clinical Staff

Learning Objectives

ANCCC & Social Work Learning Objectives:                

  1. Describe Brief Action Planning (BAP) and how it can be useful in care management and coaching.
  2. Identify the steps of BAP and demonstrate in action.
  3. Apply the BAP steps in a case study.


Pharmacy Learning Objectives:              

  1. Assess understanding of how the Brief Action Plan (BAP) tool can be implemented into clinical scenarios to assist patients in making a behavior change.
  2. Apply the BAP tool to a case study example to examine how it can be beneficial in supporting a patient and their behavioral change.
Course summary
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
08/06/2024 - 9:00am EDT
Event ends: 
08/06/2024 - 10:30am EDT

Program begins at 9:00am and ends at 10:30am.  Total Education Time = 1.5 Hour(s)




9:00 am to 9:30 am

Describe Brief Action planning and how it can be useful in care management and coaching

Amanda Gabarda, EdD, MPH, NBC-HWC  Brittany Chapman, MSW, NBC-HWC

9:30 am to 10:00 am

Identify the steps of BAP and demonstrate in action

Amanda Gabarda, EdD, MPH, NBC-HWC  Brittany Chapman, MSW, NBC-HWC

10:00 am to 10:30 am

Apply the BAP steps in a case study

Amanda Gabarda, EdD, MPH, NBC-HWC  Brittany Chapman, MSW, NBC-HWC

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

Amanda Gabarda, EdD, MPH, NBC-HWC

Dr. Gabarda is the Senior Director of Clinical Training & Development at UPMC Health Plan where she 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 member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers, a National Board-Certified Health & Wellness Coach, and a Certified Health Education Specialist and has 15+ years of experience in health promotion and health coaching.


Brittany Chapman, MSW, NBC-HWC

Brittany Chapman is a Clinical Engagement Coordinator at UPMC Health Plan. Her responsibilities include professional skill development and training of care managers and health coaches. She holds a bachelor's degree in psychology from Wright State University and a master's degree in social work from the University of Southern California. Brittany is also a National Board-Certified Health and Wellness Coach with about 6 years of 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.

Pharmacy (CPE)
This knowledge-based activity provides 1.5 contact hours of continuing pharmacy education credit(s).   Pharmacists Only: As required by the ACPE, credits will be uploaded to the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP). It is the responsibility of the pharmacist/pharmacy technician to provide the correct NABP Board ID and DOB in their UPMC continuing education account, http://cce.upmc.com   and complete the evaluation by the required due date. Credit will not be uploaded to the NABP if the process is not complete by the required due date.


Nursing (CNE)
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 1.5 contact hour(s).


This activity is eligible for endorsed credit for UPMC Health Plan EMTs and Paramedics.  Complete ETHOS course work, obtain the attendance certificate, and submit to EMS governing body for 1.5 CE credit(s).

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 1.5 continuing education credit(s).

CCM CE is not offered with this educational activity.

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.

NOTE:  Paramedic/EMT CE is approved for any activity in which ANCC (nursing CE) is approved.  This is per Heather Bogdon and Christie Hempfling

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