At-a-Glance Dates

WORKSHOPS:  

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

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

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

WEBINARS:
(EST)
 

Mon 1/7/08, 1:00-2:30
MI with Kids & Parents
 

Mon 1/14/08, 3:00-4:30
MI with Kids & Parents, Intermediate   

Mon 1/14/08, 12:00-1:30
What is MI?
 

Tue 1/29/08, 1:00-2:30
MI & The Non-Diet Approach
 

Mon 2/11/08, 3:00-4:30
MI with Kids & Parents
 

Tue 2/12/08, 1:00-2:30
What is MI?
 

Thu 2/28/08, 2:00-3:30
MI & The Non-Diet Approach
 

 
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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, Ph.D.
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: Eliciting Intrinsic Motivation

"I do everything I can to motivate my patients. They seem ready to do what I tell them when they leave the clinic, but when they come back they are even heavier. They just don't listen!"

Sound familiar? We have heard it thousands of times across all fields of health care. From the MI perspective, we find that health care practitioners operate under the assumption that health is naturally a high priority goal. In fact, health is generally not a high priority goal for most people unless there is some sense of urgency regarding change. Otherwise, the more immediate demands of daily home and work-life usually take precedence.

"I'd love to exercise before work, but I just don't have the time." "I'm happy if I can just pick up a take-out meal of hamburgers and French fries for dinner. That's the best I can do."


It's no wonder that patients' ears are not open when it comes to conversations about healthiness.

From the MI perspective, our challenge is to increase the patient's intrinsic motivation: the desire to change because the patient decides it is a good idea. We must help the patient identify healthiness, whether holding onto it or getting it back, as a means to another personally valued goal.

Take, for example:
  • the obese teenage boy who  will only change his diet and exercise routine when he sees its connection to his becoming a better wrestler;
  • the renal dialysis patient who will modify fluid intake so that she might have the energy post-treatment to walk her grandchild home from school; or
  • the smoker who will discuss quitting not because she wants to live to be ninety, but because personal discipline is a core spiritual value.
These people  have identified a connection between healthiness and something else they want.
 
This discrepancy between current behavior and personal goals, values, and desires is what actually pushes healthiness further up the list of daily priorities.
We discover discrepancies through careful listening and strengthen them by reinforcing patient change talk. Help a patient develop a discrepancy and watch them change their behavior.

 
 
 
WORKSHOPS
Join us at Northeastern University in Boston for hands-on training.
MI: Advanced Skills Development - 2 Days - $350
MI for Dietary Behavior Change - 2 Days - $325

MI: Kids & Parents: Intensive 1st Course - 2 Days - $350

 

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 with Kids & Families: Intensive First Course
Gary Rose, Ph.D. 

During the last ten years, there has also 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 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.
 
 
WEBINARS
Join us from the comfort of your own home or office. 
The following webinars are $75 each. 

 

Motivational Interviewing with Kids & Parents
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 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.       

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 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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