Conversations for Change Series

The Conversations for Change series of videos are produced by the Behavioral Health and Wellness Program (BHWP) in the School of Medicine at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus with funding support from the Smoking Cessation Leadership Center (SCLC).

This video series is designed to be viewed in order and as part of a facilitated educational process. The information contained in each video builds upon the previous material. For individuals using these videos without a facilitator or in a training setting, there are accompanying worksheets to support your learning.

Conversations for Change: The 5A’s and Tobacco Cessation
Video developed by Rebeca Richey, PsyD; Cindy Morris, PsyD; Kathie Garrett, MA; & Chad Morris, PhD

This video demonstrates the 5A’s, a brief, evidence-based intervention, which allows healthcare workers to talk with patients about tobacco cessation efficiently and effectively. After a brief description of each of the 5A’s, you can watch a provider as she works with Darrion, a 40-year-old smoker, who has ambivalence about quitting smoking.

Conversations for Change: 5A’s Worksheet

Conversations for Change: Motivational Interviewing for Tobacco Cessation
Video developed by Kathie Garrett, MA; Cindy Morris, PsyD; Rebecca Richey, PsyD; & Chad Morris, PhD

This video illustrates the heart-set, processes, and micro-skills used in Motivational Interviewing (MI) as it is applied to conversations about tobacco cessation. This module is intended to be an introduction to MI and explore ways to incorporate this approach into daily interactions with your patients. In this video, you can watch a provider as she works with Maria, a 35-year-old smoker, who has recently been diagnosed with blood clots and is clearly not ready to have a conversation about quitting smoking.

Conversations for Change: MI Micro-skills Worksheet

Conversations for Change: A Demonstration of a Motivational Intervention for Tobacco Cessation
Video developed by Cindy Morris, PsyD; Ken Schade, BA; & Chad Morris, PhD

This video is a demonstration of a motivational intervention for tobacco cessation. It is for educational use to facilitate discussion and exploration about how to engage in brief tobacco cessation interventions. In this video you can watch a provider work with Ken, a 30-year-old smoker, who lacks the confidence to quit.

Conversations for Change: MI Demonstration Worksheet