At-a-Glance Dates

WORKSHOPS: (BOSTON)  

MI & Health Behavior Change
Mon 7/14/08, 9:00-4:00   
MI Skills Development
Fri-Sat, 9/19-9/20/08
 

MI Brief Interventions
Fri 8/15/08, 8:30-3:30
Fri 11/14/08, 8:30-3:30
 

MI for Dietary Behavior Change
Fri-Sat, 10/17-10/18/08
 

MI Comprehensive First Course
Fri-Sat, 10/31-11/1/08
 

MI & Kids 2
Fri 12/5/08, 8:30-3:30
 
 

WEBINARS: (EST)    

MI & Addictive Disorders
Tue 8/5/08, 1:00-2:30
Mon 9/8/08, 1:00-2:30 

MI and the Non-Diet Approach
Wed 7/23/08 12:00-1:30 

MI: Brief Interventions
Wed 7/23/08,1:00-2:30

Mon 9/8/08,1:00-2:30
Mon 10/13/08,1:00-2:30
 

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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.
Does what we say really matter?
Gary Rose, Ph.D.
  

One of the basic tenets of Motivational Interviewing holds that motivation and resistance derive from the communication between practitioner and patient. We say things, and patients respond--sometimes indicating their resistance and at other times signaling their motivation to change.

In MI parlance, when practitioners voice MI-consistent statements, they increase the probability of patients responding with change talk. Conversely, clinicians who use MI-inconsistent language often elicit resistance or counter-change talk from their patients, thereby decreasing the likelihood of progress.

What are these MI-consistent and MI-inconsistent verbal behaviors, and does the evidence suggest that they really have the power to motivate or de-motivate patients?

MI-consistent behaviors include a variety of practitioner activities that support the patient's autonomy, acknowledge his/her personal control, and help create a collaborative relationship. These include asking permission before offering advice or information, eliciting patient ideas, opinions, and preferences, collaborative agenda setting, and providing support. Support includes demonstrating a willingness to listen to and accept any reluctance the patient may have regarding the targeted health behavior change.

MI-inconsistent behaviors include a variety of "top down" behaviors that stand in direct opposition to the MI-consistent actions. For instance, delivering unsolicited advice, confronting, arguing, exhorting, shaming, and controlling are all included herein.

Much of the evidence supporting these hypotheses comes from the work of Dr. Teresa Moyers and her colleagues at the University of New Mexico (www.casaa.unm.edu). Here are several of their observations:
  • Practitioners who more successfully demonstrate the collaborative patient-centered style of MI engender more trust, involvement, openness and readiness to change in their clients.
  • Practitioners who confront, argue, or direct engender increased resistance in their patients, and less positive change.
  • Clinicians who demonstrate MI-consistent behavior elicit increased change talk from their clients and patients.
  • Clinicians who use MI-inconsistent behavior elicit counter-change talk from patients.
  • Patient counter-change talk is associated with the absence of positive behavior change.
  • Patient change talk leads to further change talk which leads to behavior change. In other words, there is a positive snowball effect.
So, it turns out that what we say really does matter. If you want your patients to demonstrate positive behavior change, get them to talk about it. The more they talk about wanting to, being able to, or being committed to changing, the better.

A particularly effective way to elicit change talk is by bringing the spirit of MI into your consultation. Ask permission before putting on the expert's hat. Support autonomy, empower, and remain patient-centered. Use reflective listening to demonstrate a keen interest in the client's point of view. The result is often a process of positive movement that builds upon itself.


We hope you will be able to attend one of our workshops or webinars to hear more about these ideas and begin using them in your own practice!

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

MI & Health Behavior Change - 1 Day, $190
MI: A Skills Development Workshop - 1.5 Days, $350
MI: Brief Interventions - 1 Day, $200
MI for Dietary Behavior Change - 1.5 Days, $325
MI: A Comprehensive First Course - 2 Days, $375
MI & Kids 2 - 1 Day, $200
 
    
Motivational Interviewing & Health Behavior Change
Ellen Glovsky, Ph.D., RD, LDN
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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 workshop will provide a basic introduction to Motivational Interviewing. We will introduce the philosophy of MI, the microskills necessary for bringing this “spirit” into the consultation room, and various techniques that can be integrated into everyday professional practice.

The workshop is well-suited to the needs of practitioners whose daily work entails conversations with patients and clients about health behavior change. Open to all professionals in health care, social services, and criminal justice settings, the workshop will be beneficial both to those with no prior MI experience as well as to those who wish to renew their understanding of MI.

This 1-day workshop meets from 9:00am-4:00pm (6 contact hours) and includes morning coffee, tea and a light breakfast. The workshop is limited to 25 participants. Click here for information on CEUS.


Motivational Interviewing: A Skills Development Workshop

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 eliciting change talk.
  • Practice coding 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 are interested in continuing to develop their skillfulness in MI. This is an intensive 1.5-day workshop limited to 20 participants. The workshop meets on Friday, 9/19/08 from 8:30am-3:30pm and Saturday, 9/20/08 from 8:30am-12:30pm (10 contact hours).


Motivational Interviewing: Brief Interventions

Gary Rose, Ph.D.


Motivational Interviewing (MI) is an effective, evidence based consultation style for practitioners working with clients and patients regarding health behavior change. The challenges of this work are numerous, from initial engagement through treatment planning and 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 workshop 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 and practice more advanced MI skills and techniques, including strategies for collaborative health education and treatment negotiation. There will be also be opportunities to design brief interventions pertinent to your adult or pediatric clinical practice. Although we will focus on health behavior change in general, we will also address in particular issues related to working with patients and their families regarding weight management, diabetes, smoking, and the management of chronic diseases.

Open to all practitioners in healthcare settings who have completed a basic introductory workshop and are interested in continuing to develop their skillfulness in MI. This 1-day workshop is limited to 24 participants.
The workshop will meet on Friday, 8/15/08 from 8:30am-3:30pm and again on Friday, 11/14/08 from 8:30am-3:30pm (6 contact hours).

MI for Dietary Behavior Change

Ellen Glovsky, Ph.D., RD, LDN
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This 1.5-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, introducing the philosophy of MI, the microskills necessary for bringing this “spirit” into the consultation room, 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 viewing video clips that demonstrate MI techniques.

This workshop will be beneficial both to those with no prior MI experience as well as to those who wish to renew their understanding of MI. The workshop meets on Friday, 10/17/08 from 9:00am-4:00pm and Saturday, 10/18/08 from 8:30am-12:30pm (10 contact hours). A light breakfast will be provided.

MI: A Comprehensive First Course
Gary Rose, Ph.D.


This 2-day workshop will provide a comprehensive introduction to Motivational Interviewing. We will introduce the philosophy of MI, the microskills necessary for bringing this “spirit” into the consultation room, and various techniques that can be integrated into everyday professional practice.

The workshop is well-suited to the needs of practitioners whose daily work entails conversations with patients and clients about health behavior change. Open to all professionals in health care, social services, and criminal justice settings, the workshop will be beneficial both to those with no prior MI experience as well as those who wish to renew their understanding of MI. We will address the needs of both those who work with adults as well as children and families.

This is an intensive 2-day workshop for individuals interested in achieving basic competence in the application of MI to their work. The workshop is limited to 24 participants and meets on Friday, 10/31/08 from 8:30-3:00pm and Saturday, 11/1/08 from 8:30am-3:00pm (11 contact hours).
 
MI and Kids 2
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 an opportunity for continued skills development for practitioners who have already completed an introductory MI workshop or its equivalent. We will provide opportunities to develop advanced competencies in selective reflection and the elicitation of change talk as well as to focus on the unique features of MI as applied to work with children, adolescents, and their caregivers. Adaptations of Mi to opportunistic and non-traditional settings will also be discussed.

This is a 1-day workshop (8:30am-3:30pm) limited to 24 participants.
 
 
WEBINARS
Join us from the comfort of your own home or office. 
The following webinars are $75 each. 

 

MI and Addictive Disorders
Gary Rose, Ph.D.

Motivational Interviewing was developed 25 years ago as an alternative to the standard directive, educational approach to the treatment of alcohol and drug use disorders. Since then, MI has become the standard of treatment across most of the world.

This webinar will provide a general introduction to the principles and practices of MI as applied to addictive disorders. We will pay particular attention to the recent research on the effectiveness of MI in combination with other treatments, and the interfacing of MI with harm reduction interventions.

 
MI: Brief Interventions
Gary Rose, Ph.D.

Motivational Interviewing (MI) is an effective, evidence based consultation style for practitioners working with clients and patients regarding health behavior change. The challenges of this work are numerous, from initial engagement through treatment planning and 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.


MI 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.


Click here for information on CEUS.