At-a-Glance Dates

WORKSHOPS:  

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

WEBINARS: (EST)   

What is MI?
Tue 4/8/08, 2:00-3:30 Wed 5/14/08,12:00-1:30
Mon 6/9/08, 1:00-2:30  

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

Thu 5/29/08, 1:00-2:30
Tue 6/24/08, 2:00-3:30

MI with Kids & Parents
Mon 3/31/08, 12:30-2:00
 

MI with Kids & Parents, Intermediate
Mon 4/7/08, 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's Guiding Style:
Attitude, Empathy, and Direction

  

MI is a collaborative approach to health care consultation. It has been described as a guiding rather than a leading style of relating to our patients or clients. The MI style manifests itself in the practitioner's attitude.

There are three components to the attitude or "spirit" manifested by the MI practitioner: evocation, autonomy support, and collaboration.
  • Evocation acknowledges that effective health behavior change starts with the patient/client and not with the practitioner. Questions and concerns about life-style changes are most sustainable when patients voice them independently. Remember, people are most persuaded to change when they articulate the ideas themselves.
  • Autonomy Support means that when patients choose their own way of changing (or not), they are more likely to persist in that change. In MI we avoid coercive or overly persuasive methods. The reasons for making behavioral changes must be personally relevant to our patients/clients.
  • Collaboration, the third component, reinforces this spirit by emphasizing the distribution of power in the patient-practitioner relationship. The idea is that we assume patients/clients are the experts in how they will change, so we acknowledge a "dual expertise" and a 50-50 power sharing.
Some practitioners new to MI may be concerned that this approach doesn't allow them to direct the conversation and thus will hamper their ability to teach patients/clients what they need to learn. Quite the opposite is true. The MI approach makes it much more likely that patients/clients will be interested in listening to our health care advice. MI empowers patients/clients and therefore allows them to be more receptive partners to change.

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: Kids and Parents: Intensive First Course
2 Days - $350
 
   
Motivational Interviewing: Kids and Parents: Intensive First Course
Gary Rose, Ph.D
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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. 

 

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 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 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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