At-a-Glance Dates

WORKSHOPS:  

MI: Advanced Skills Development
Fri-Sat, 3/7-3/8/08, Boston  

MI for Dietary Behavior Change
Fri-Sat, 3/14-3/15-08, Boston  

MI: Kids & Families: Intensive First Course
Fri-Sat, 4/11-4/12/08, Boston
 

WEBINARS: (EST)   

What is MI?
Tue 2/12/08, 1:00-2:30
Tue 3/11/08, 1:00-2:30
Tue 4/8/08, 2:00-3:30

MI and the Non-Diet Approach
Thu 2/28/08, 2:00-3:30
Thu 3/28/08, 1:00-2:30
Mon 4/28/08, 1:00-2:30

MI with Kids & Parents
Mon 2/25/08, 12:30-2:00  
MI with Kids & Parents, Intermediate
Wed 2/27/08, 3:00-4:30
 

MI: Brief Interventions
Mon 3/17/08, 12:00-1:30
 

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www.miinstitute.com 

Contact us:
 

Institute for Motivation and Change

229 Billerica Road

Chelmsford, MA 01824

Tel: 781-890-1618 


 

Ellen Glovsky, Ph.D., RD, LDN
 
Gary Rose, PhD
Motivational Interviewing is a powerful, evidence-based consultation style with applications to the many sub-fields of health behavior change, including addictions treatment, chronic disease management, diet and nutrition, diabetes education, cardiac rehabilitation, and many other health-care challenges. Learn how MI techniques can improve your patients' outcomes and enhance your practice.
MI: The Guiding Style

What is the Guiding Style in Motivational Interviewing?

MI is a patient-centered, directive approach to health education. MI is based upon the philosophy that behavior change springs more from motivation than education.   

MI employs the guiding communication style to engage the patient or client, to increase his or her motivation toward health behavior change, and to negotiate a personalized action plan that fits with the patient's readiness to change.  

MI is a directive approach to health education that differs from traditional models in a three fundamental ways:    

  1. MI emphasizes the idea that rapport building is critical for effective health education, and we build rapport through empathy. By using skillful and reflective listening, we develop a keen but neutral interest in all sides of the patient's behavior change dilemma. 
  2. The MI approach to health education is collaborative. Empowering the patient is essential, both to maintain rapport and to allow the patient to activate his or her own skills necessary for initiating and maintaining health behavior change. 
  3. MI uses non-traditional methods to deliver information. Whenever possible, the practitioner elicits the agenda from the patient rather than imposing it on the patient. This results in a consultation that is much more conversational than the typical health care encounter.

A typical MI consultation has an Ask - Tell - Ask rhythm:    

Ask the patient's permission to discuss his or her health. Elicit the patient's current concerns. Ask to add a concern or two or your own if need be. Provide the information requested using simple, jargon-free terminology. Don't mix opinion with fact. Try to use neutral language. When offering suggestions for change, keep them conditional and always offer options. Ask the patient for his or her reactions to your information, feedback, and advice. Ask the patient to voice action items to which he or she will commit. Affirm and support the patient's decision-making.  

This is the MI guiding style.  

 
 
WORKSHOPS
Join us at Northeastern University for hands-on training.
 

MI: Advanced Skills Development
2 Days - $350

MI for Dietary Behavior Change
 2 Days - $325

MI: Kids and Parents: Intensive First Course
2 Days - $350
  IMC has applied for NASW CEUs for this workshop.

 

Motivational Interviewing: Advanced Skills Development
Gary Rose, Ph.D.

Practitioners from a wide range of settings face the challenge of encouraging patients to consider behavior change – in diet, smoking, taking medicines, exercise and drinking. It is often a frustrating encounter. This workshop provides an opportunity for practitioners who have already been utilizing the skills and techniques of Motivational Interviewing to:
  • Learn about recent advances in models, concepts and skills for conducting constructive consultations about behavior change.
  • Develop advanced competencies in selective reflection and the elicitation of change talk.
  • Practice coding of MI sessions for the purposes of supervision and skills development.
  • Address the application of Motivational Interviewing to special populations (to be determined by the needs of the enrollees).
Open to all practitioners who have completed a basic workshop in MI and want to continue developing their skillfulness in MI. This is an intensive 2-day workshop limited to 20 participants.
 

Motivational Interviewing for Dietary Behavior Change
Ellen Glovsky, Ph.D., RD, LDN

Motivational Interviewing (MI) is an evidenced based approach to health behavior change consultation that has proven helpful for practitioners across many fields of health care. MI is a person-centered, directive style of consultation that uses empathy, empowerment, and the skillful use of directive listening to guide the client toward change.

This 2-day workshop is designed specifically for dietitians, nutritionists, and others whose work entails helping people to change their behavior with food.

The workshop will provide a basic introduction to Motivational Interviewing, the MI philosophy, the microskills necessary for bringing this “spirit” to consultations, and various techniques that can be integrated into everyday professional practice. Teaching methods will include lecture, discussion, role play and “real play”, as well as video clips that demonstrate MI techniques.

This 2-day workshop will be beneficial to those new to MI as well as to those who wish to deepen their understanding of MI.


Motivational Interviewing: Kids and Parents: Intensive First Course
Gary Rose, Ph.D.
 
MI for kids and adolescents has addressed a variety of problems and concerns, including adolescent smoking and substance misuse, school noncompliance, childhood obesity, unsafe sexual practices, and general child-parent conflict.

This workshop will provide a general introduction to the philosophy, science, and techniques of Motivational Interviewing, with particular focus on the needs of the professional who deals with children and adolescents. The workshop will provide a valuable learning experience both for practitioners who have no prior knowledge of MI as well as those who have been briefly introduced to the model.

This is an intensive 2-day workshop for individuals interested in achieving basic competence in the application of MI to their work with children, teens, and the adults who care for them. The workshop is limited to 24 participants.

The IMC has applied for NASW CEUs for this workshop.

 
 
 
WEBINARS
Join us from the comfort of your own home or office. 
The following webinars are $75 each. 

 

What is Motivational Interviewing?
Ellen Glovsky, Ph.D., RD, LDN

This webinar will introduce the philosophy (“spirit”) and techniques of Motivational Interviewing (MI), an evidenced-based consultation style with applications to the many sub-fields of health behavior change, including addictions treatment, chronic disease management, diet and nutrition, diabetes education, and cardiac rehabilitation, to name but a few. We will discuss the concepts of the “righting reflex,” change talk, and the decisional matrix, three core components of the MI guiding style. This webinar is ideal for any professional who is wondering if MI might be a helpful strategy for their clinical practice.
 

Motivational Interviewing with Kids & Parents

Gary Rose, Ph.D

During the last ten years, there has been marked interest in the applications of the MI consultation style to work with adolescents, children, and their families. MI for kids and adolescents has addressed a variety of problems and concerns, including adolescent smoking and substance misuse, school noncompliance, childhood obesity, unsafe sexual practices, and general child-parent conflict. 

This webinar will provide a general introduction to the philosophy, science, and techniques of Motivational Interviewing, with particular focus on the needs of the professional who deals with children, adolescents, and their parents. We will discuss the concepts of the “righting reflex,” change talk, and the decisional matrix, three core components of the MI guiding style. The webinar will provide a valuable learning experience both for practitioners who have no prior knowledge of MI as well as those who have been briefly introduced to the model. 

Motivational Interviewing with Kids & Parents, Intermediate
Gary Rose, Ph.D

This intermediate webinar will provide an opportunity for individuals to continue their skills development in the application of MI principles and techniques to the treatment of children and adolescents. It is available for all professionals who have completed an introductory MI webinar or equivalent.        

Motivational Interviewing: Brief Interventions
Gary Rose, Ph.D

The challenges of behavior change are numerous, from making the initial engagement, to treatment planning, through the maintenance of change. Direct persuasion and other traditional methods of health education are often ineffective. This is particularly true when the opportunities to talk with patients about change are limited to a few brief moments of opportunistic conversation.

This intermediate webinar will address the applications of MI to health behavior change, with particular focus on briefer conversations about change. Building on the basics of MI, we will discuss the modification of MI techniques to fit the time-limited consultation.

Open to all practitioners in healthcare settings who had a basic exposure to MI, either through a previous training experience or through reading an MI textbook.
   

Motivational Interviewing and the "Non-Diet" Approach to Dietary Behavior Change
Ellen Glovsky, Ph.D., RD, LDN
 
 

Motivational Interviewing skills are especially useful in teaching a “non-diet” approach to dietary behavior change. This non-diet approach teaches hunger and fullness awareness, food choice based on what one really wants to eat, and conscious eating. The method takes into account special dietary needs as well as a healthy diet for disease prevention.

This webinar will discuss the basics of Motivational Interviewing, and its application to the “non-diet” method. We will discuss the philosophy (“spirit”) and techniques of Motivational Interviewing, as well as the concepts of the “righting reflex,” change talk, and the decisional matrix, three core components of the MI guiding style. This webinar is appropriate for any health care provider who works with clients/patients regarding dietary behavior change.

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