At-a-Glance Dates

WORKSHOPS: (BOSTON)  

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

MI & Health Behavior Change
Mon 12/1/08, 9:00-4:00
 

MI Brief Interventions in Health Care
Fri 1/16/09
, 8:30-3:30
 

MI & Kids: Introduction
Fri 4/10/09
, 8:30-3:30

 

WEBINARS: (EST)      

What is MI?
Wed 1/7/09,12:00-1:30
 

MI: Brief Interventions
Mon 11/17/08,1:00-2:30 

MI: Kids & Parents
Mon 11/3/08,1:00-2:30

Mon 12/8/08,1:00-2:30 

MI & the "Non-Diet" Approach
Wed 11/5/08,1:30-3:00
Thu 12/11/08,12:00-1:30
Tue 1/20/09,1:00-2:30

MI & Addictive Disorders
Mon 11/10/08,1:00-2:30
Mon 12/15/08,1:00-2:30

 
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www.miinstitute.com 

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Institute for Motivation and Change

229 Billerica Road

Chelmsford, MA 01824

Tel: 978-866-0059 


 

Gary Rose, Ph.D.
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.
 
 
We now offer custom tutorials!
Call to schedule your own one-hour, individualized tutorial.

 
Tutorial in Motivational Interviewing - $150
Train the MI Trainer - $175

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Brief MI
Gary Rose, Ph.D.

  

Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a straightforward yet complex consultation style with a strong evidence base. Originally developed as a psychological treatment, the classic MI strategies presumed the liberal availability of time. As MI evolved to become a standard for effective health behavior consultations, interest in brief adaptations has flourished. Like other highly technical skill-sets, success at brief MI actually requires more competence than it does in less time-constrained contexts.

Here are some guidelines for brief and effective MI consultations:
  • MI consistent behaviors: We now have several data sets indicating a correlation between practitioner utterances and patient behavior. When doing MI in brief contexts, be sure to ask permission before informing, advising, or otherwise directing the conversation. Emphasize patient control of both the process and the outcome, and offer support. This latter consideration includes the use of reflective listening to acknowledge ambivalence and reluctance to change.
  • Setting the stage: Remember to discuss the four "P's" at the beginning of the brief conversation: purpose, parameters, payoff, and permission. Patient motivation will be sustained when a clear connection exists between the conversation and a valued goal.
  • Listening 101: Even in the briefest consultation, a small dose of high quality listening is critically important. Reflective listening allows one to quickly build rapport and provides opportunities to elicit and reinforce change talk.
  • Information exchange: The delivery of health information and advice is a core component of all health care conversations and plays a particularly important role in brief interventions.  Keep the information brief and jargon free. Use neutral or third person language whenever possible. We have found that three bits of information are generally sufficient to stimulate a helpful conversation. Remember to elicit patient responses to your information and listen well.
  • Eliciting commitment: Our research indicates that patient concern and interest in change only leads to behavior change when accompanied by commitment talk. Be sure to close the deal with your patient. Elicit specific behavioral commitments even if they reflect very small, positive steps. Also, keep in mind that individuals at the earliest stages of change do a lot of thinking about change before they start behaving differently; so offer these patients "thinking about" goals. Finally, use scaling techniques to further explore confidence and commitment to change.
  • Follow-up: Set a follow-up date; make a reminder call; and follow-up on broken appointments.
If you are interested in further exploring the principles and techniques of Brief Motivational Interviewing, please join one of our webinars or workshops.

Gary S. Rose, Ph.D., 2008. All rights reserved.
Email: gary@miinstitute.com


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 for Dietary Behavior Change - 1.5 Days, $325
MI & Health Behavior Change - 1 Day, $190
MI: Brief Interventions in Health Care - 1 Day, $200
MI & Kids: An Introduction - 1 Day, $200
  

 
 
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.

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) on Monday, December 1, 2008, and includes morning coffee, tea and a light breakfast. The workshop is limited to 25 participants. Click here for information on CEUS.

Motivational Interviewing: Brief Interventions in Health Care
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, 1/16/08 from 8:30am-3:30pm (6 contact hours).

MI and Kids: An Introduction
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 workshop is limited to 35 participants. Click here for information on CEUS.

This is a 1-day workshop on Friday, April 10th, from 8:30am-3:30pm. The workshop is limited to 35 participants.

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

 

What is MI?
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 his or her clinical practice. Click here for information on CEUS.

Custom Tutorials

Gary Rose, Ph.D.

Tutorial in Motivational Interviewing is a one hour individualized tutorial designed around the unique learning needs of the trainee. Each tutorial hour can incorporate expert review of submitted training samples, written and telephonic feedback, as well as didactic instruction. This service is state-of-the-art and will prepare clinicians to qualify for certification of competence in MI.

Train the MI Trainer 
is a one hour individualized tutorial that is designed around the unique learning needs of the individual who is already practicing MI and wishes to gain competence in the supervision and training of others. Each tutorial hour can incorporate expert review of submitted training samples, written and telephonic feedback, as well as didactic instruction. This service is state-of-the-art and will prepare clinicians to qualify for the annual Train the Trainers workshops sponsored by MINT, the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers.

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 with Kids and Parents
Gary Rose, Ph.D.

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.

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, 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. Click here for information on CEUS.
At this time, IMC does not seek pre-approval for continuing educational units. However, we will provide documentation that will allow a participant to petition the relevant sanctioning body for such units. Registered Dietitians can list IMC training events in the Professional Development Portfolio, providing these topics fulfill learning needs and objectives that were specified in the plan.

MI and Addictive Disorders
Gary Rose, Ph.D.

Motivational Interviewing 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 the 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.