At-a-Glance Dates

Webinar Thu Nov 8, 2007, 3:00-4:30 EST 
MI & The "Non-Diet" Approach to Dietary
Behavior Change
 

Webinar Mon Nov 19, 2007, 1:00-2:30 EST
What is Motivational Interviewing? 

Webinar Thu Nov 29, 2007, 3:00-4:30 EST
Motivational Interviewing with Kids & Parents
 

Webinar Mon Dec 10, 2007, 3:00-4:30 EST
Motivational Interviewing with Kids & Parents, Intermediate
 

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www.miinstitute.com 

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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.
The "Spirit" of Motivational Interviewing

The basic assumptions of MI differ from traditional or typical medical consultation, and this is what is meant by the term "spirit". Typical medical consultation begins by assuming that "the practitioner is the expert and the patient will be taught."

MI is very different from the traditional medical approach because it assumes a "dual expertise" between patient and practitioner, meaning that both the client and the practitioner are experts in the consultative relationship. This relationship is collaborative in nature, and careful listening to what the patient says is essential. The clinician may be the expert in what the patient ought to do, but patients are the experts about what is important and possible in the context of their lives.

MI assumes that patients have all the answers they need, and our job is to help them evoke this information.

In contrast, the traditional health behavior consultative approach is "installation therapy", in which we assume that the patient has a deficit of information. Traditional consultation aims to  transmit information properly and with enough enthusiasm so that the patient will have it and be able and willing to use it.

MI stresses that as health care providers, we must always remember that it is the patient's life that is under discussion, and we must have no investment in the successful outcome of treatment. Our job is to guide, always respecting the patient's decisions about whether or not to change.


 

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

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 & 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, an evidenced based consultation style with applications to the many fields of health behavior change. 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 appropriate for any health care provider who works with clients/patients regarding dietary behavior change.
 

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.
 

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