Motivational Interviewing for Health Behavior Change
In this two-day intensive training, participants will learn the fundamentals of Motivational Interviewing (MI), a collaborative conversational style that strengthens a person’s own motivation and commitment to change. Participants will be guided through a sequence of learning activities to support the development of proficiency in the application of MI. Through activities designed to facilitate a deep understanding of the core MI concepts, participants will have an opportunity to practice and implement basic MI skills and strategies to reinforce their learning.
The next Motivational Interviewing for Health Behavior Change (Level One) training will be held at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, Colorado on Monday, February 27 through Tuesday, February 28, 2017.
1) Explore ways to enhance behavior change using the MI approach;
2) Learn the key principles of MI, including the MI “heart” set and core processes;
3) Learn core MI skills, including OARS;
4) Engage in activities that illustrate the fundamental MI skills and strategies;
5) Practice MI skills and strategies designed to evoke motivation for change.
The two-day training is $600. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.
Who should attend?
Any healthcare professional who:
1) Works with people to change their health behaviors;
2) Is interested in translating their MI knowledge into practice;
3) Wants a hands on opportunity to hone their MI skills.