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 for Kids & Families: Intensive First Course
Fri-Sat, 10/31-11/1/08
 
 

WEBINARS: (EST)    

What is MI?
Mon 6/9/08, 1:00-2:30  

MI and the Non-Diet Approach
Tue 6/24/08, 2:00-3:30 

MI: Brief Interventions
Mon 6/23/08,1:00-2:30

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

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www.miinstitute.com 

Contact us:
 

Institute for Motivation and Change

229 Billerica Road

Chelmsford, MA 01824

Tel: 781-890-1618 


 

Gary Rose, PhD
Ellen Glovsky, Ph.D., RD, LDN
 
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: Brief Interventions
  

Motivational Interviewing was originally developed as an alternative to traditional 1:1 counseling methods, and it evolved without much concern for session length. Many of us who currently use MI, however, do work with time constraints (typically 5, 15, or 25-minute consultations). How does the free flow of MI fit into the real, time-constrained world of professional counseling?

Our challenge is to skillfully use the relational and technical elements of MI in brief conversations -- those elements that both promote the spirit of MI and also help guide the client toward behavior change. The components of MI that build your relationship with your client include the three "E's": Empathy, Elicitation, and Empowerment.

Even the briefest MI intervention promotes a positive relationship when you collaborate, promote your client's self-advocacy, and demonstrate a keen interest in your client's point of view. Techniques you can use to achieve these goals include: asking permission before providing advice or information, offering your client a menu of options for change, and using reflective listening to demonstrate understanding.

MI's technical components consist of interview strategies used to elicit and reinforce change talk -- the things your client says that signal an interest in and commitment to behavioral change.  Toward this end, brief MI interventions often employ the importance/confidence scaling technique, which both assesses readiness to change and helps set the agenda for brief advice-giving.

For example, here's is a punch list for a brief discussion of teen smoking:

   1.  Set the Stage
        a.    Explain the purpose of the brief conversation.
        b.    Ask permission to proceed.
 
   2.  Build Rapport
        a.    "Tell me about yourself and your smoking."
        b.    Listen well for 3-5 minutes.

   3.  Scale Importance
        a.    "How important is it for you right now to quit smoking?"
                (scale from 0 - 10)
        b.    "Why is it so important?"
        c.    "What would have to happen to make it even more
                important?"

    4.  Inform
        a.    Provide a small dose of pertinent information.
        b.    Avoid jargon.

    5.  Action Planning
       
a.    Offer a menu of options.
        b.    Small first steps are most effective.

    6.  Scale Confidence
        a.    "How confident are you that you can succeed with our plan?"
        b.    "What would have to happen to raise your confidence?"

    7.  Summarize and Affirm
        a.    Support self-efficacy.
        b.    Set a follow-up date.



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, Kids & Families: Intensive First Course - 2 Days, $375

 
    
Motivational Interviewing & Health Behavior Change
Ellen Glovsky, PhD, 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, PhD
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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, PhD
.

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, PhD, RD, LDN
.

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, Kids & Families: Intensive First Course
Gary Rose, PhD
.

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 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 for 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 18 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).

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

 

What is Motivational Interviewing?
Ellen Glovsky, PhD, 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.
 
MI: Brief Interventions
Gary Rose, PhD

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, PhD, 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.