MI Skills Building: OARS

Pittsburgh, PA US
November 19, 2020

 This MI Skills Building is designed to review the foundational communication skills of the MI approach, OARS. OARS is an acronym for Open questions, Affirmations, Reflections, and Summaries. This course will provide learners with an opportunity to be introduced to the different types of OARS that can be used, and how to use them at their highest level of intention and strategy for effective sessions.  Throughout the training, time will be devoted to participant questions, discussion, and skill practice, in addition to brief lectures and video content.   

Time

Content

Presenter

2pm-230pm

Intros, review of OARS: Open Questions, Affirmations, Reflections, Summaries

Michael Connell & Jenna Valenza

230pm-3pm

Review various strategies for each of the OARS

Michael Connell & Jenna Valenza

3pm-330pm

Apply and practice strategies in realistic setting examples

Michael Connell & Jenna Valenza

Target Audience

RNs / SW / Health Coaches / Dieticians

Learning Objectives

  • Recall the foundational communication skills of MI, OARS
  • Discuss strategies used in each of the identified skills of OARS
  • Apply communication skills and strategies learned to coaching conversations
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.50 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 1.50 ASWB
  • 1.50 Attendance
Course opens: 
11/03/2020
Course expires: 
12/04/2020
Event starts: 
11/19/2020 - 2:00pm
Event ends: 
11/19/2020 - 3:30pm

Time

Content

Presenter

2pm-230pm

Intros, review of OARS: Open Questions, Affirmations, Reflections, Summaries

Michael Connell & Jenna Valenza

230pm-3pm

Review various strategies for each of the OARS

Michael Connell & Jenna Valenza

3pm-330pm

Apply and practice strategies in realistic setting examples

Michael Connell & Jenna Valenza

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

Jenna Valenza, MPH, NBHWC  UPMC Health Plan Lead, Clinical Training Operations

Michael J. Connell MS  UPMC Health Plan - Clinical Engagement Coordinator

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.

CCM CE will be provided:  1.5 CE and sent from UPMC Health Plan nurse planner

Available Credit

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