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Motivational Interviewing

Author: Jassin M. Jouria, MD
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No book to buy Duration: 5 hours
3.6 out of 4.0, Based on: 6,586 reviews

Course Summary

Motivational interviewing focuses on the client and their desire to change behavior to improve the state of their health. Clinicians can help clients recognize the need for change and to facilitate improvements in their outcomes. The purpose of this course is to provide clinicians knowledge about the use of motivational interviewing to support behavioral change in clients.

Course Format

This course contains downloadable online lessons (PDF or Word) and a practice test. When you're ready, purchase the course by clicking the "Add this Course Now" button above; this will let you take the test and receive your certificate for CEU credits.

Course Syllabus

  1. Introduction
  2. Stages Of Readiness For Change
    1. Key principles
    2. Engaging the client
    3. Determining self-focus
    4. Evoking change
    5. Planning
  3. Motivational Interviewing Techniques
    1. Facilitating the process
    2. OARS
    3. Informing or advice giving
    4. DARN CAT
    5. Elicit-provide-elicit
    6. FRAMES
    7. Pros and cons
    8. Non-verbal communication
  4. Lifespan And Cultural Perspectives
    1. Children and adolescents
    2. Older adults
    3. Cultural influences
  5. Pregnancy And MI
  6. Smoking Cessation And MI
  7. Addictions And MI
    1. 12 Steps programs
  8. Diabetes And MI
  9. Heart Disease And MI
  10. Mental Health And MI
  11. Summary

Learning Objectives

  • Define motivational interviewing and the basic structure of its use in treatment or therapy.
  • List the four main principles associated with motivational interviewing.
  • Describe techniques used as part of motivational interviewing to assess ambivalence and foster change in the client.
  • Explain how motivational interviewing can be used as part of treatment for substance abuse and addiction.

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