Motivational Interviewing and Introduction to POLAR*S

December 16, 2020

Unable to effectively communicate with patients to motivate them toward behavior change. Hesitant to apply motivational interviewing skills due to a lack of sufficient training and practice opportunities. Limited patient engagement with treatment for substance use disorder.

 

Time

Topic

Presenter(s)

12:00 PM – 12:05 PM

Welcome, Introductions, & Program Overview

12:05 PM – 12:20 PM

 

Motivational Interviewing (MI) and the MI Spirit

  • Brianna McDonough

12:20 PM – 12:35 PM

 

Recognizing Change Talk and Sustain Talk

  • Brianna McDonough
  • Abby Talbert
  • Lori Abbott

12:35 PM – 12:50 PM

 

Introduction to POLAR*S

  • Brianna McDonough

12:50 PM – 12:55 PM

 

Applications to Practice

  • Brianna McDonough
  • Lori Abbott
  • Whitney Menarcheck

12:55 PM – 1:00 PM

 

Questions and Wrap-Up

  • Brianna McDonough

Target Audience

Nurse

Nurse Practitioner

Pharmacist

Physician

Psychologist

Social Worker

Learning Objectives

Session 1: Motivational Interviewing Basics and Intro to POLAR*S

  • Define motivational interviewing (MI) and describe the MI spirit.
  • Recognize the "righting reflex" and describe the importance of resisting it.
  • Define change talk and demonstrate appropriate ways to respond.
  • Define sustain talk and demonstrate appropriate ways to respond.
  • List the steps in the POLAR*S framework.

 

 

 

Additional Information

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AAPA Category I CME
  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacy
    The UPMC Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a Provider of continuing pharmacy education.
  • 1.00 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.
  • 1.00 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 1.00 ASWB
  • 1.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
11/03/2020
Course expires: 
01/16/2021
Event starts: 
12/16/2020 - 12:00pm
Event ends: 
12/16/2020 - 1:00pm

Unable to effectively communicate with patients to motivate them toward behavior change. Hesitant to apply motivational interviewing skills due to a lack of sufficient training and practice opportunities. Limited patient engagement with treatment for substance use disorder.

 

Time

Topic

Presenter(s)

12:00 PM – 12:05 PM

Welcome, Introductions, & Program Overview

12:05 PM – 12:20 PM

 

Motivational Interviewing (MI) and the MI Spirit

  • Brianna McDonough

12:20 PM – 12:35 PM

 

Recognizing Change Talk and Sustain Talk

  • Brianna McDonough
  • Abby Talbert
  • Lori Abbott

12:35 PM – 12:50 PM

 

Introduction to POLAR*S

  • Brianna McDonough

12:50 PM – 12:55 PM

 

Applications to Practice

  • Brianna McDonough
  • Lori Abbott
  • Whitney Menarcheck

12:55 PM – 1:00 PM

 

Questions and Wrap-Up

  • Brianna McDonough
Zoom Meeting
Pittsburgh, PA
United States

Brianna McDonough, MPH, CPH | Senior Training Coordinator | University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy Program Evaluation and Research Unit (PERU)

Abby Talbert, MPH, CPH | Program Manager, Innovative Health System Initiatives | University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy Program Evaluation and Research Unit (PERU)

Dan Lomauro, MPH | Lead Technical Consultant | University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy Program Evaluation and Research Unit (PERU)

Lori Abbott, MA, LPC | Program Implementation Specialist | University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy Program Evaluation and Research Unit (PERU)

Whitney Menarcheck, LPC, NCC | Senior Clinical Quality Improvement Specialist | University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy Program Evaluation and Research Unit (PERU)

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the University of Pittsburgh.  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 1.0 continuing education credits.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AAPA Category I CME
  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacy
    The UPMC Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a Provider of continuing pharmacy education.
  • 1.00 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.
  • 1.00 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 1.00 ASWB
  • 1.00 Attendance
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