At-a-Glance Dates

WORKSHOPS: (BOSTON)  

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

MI Comprehensive First Course
Fri-Sat, 10/31-11/1/08
Fri-Sat, 2/13-2/14/09
 

MI Skills Development
Fri 11/14/08, 8:30-3:30
 

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

MI & Kids 2
Fri 12/5/08, 8:30-3:30
 

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

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

   
WEBINARS: (EST)     

MI: Brief Interventions
Mon 9/8/08, 2:00-3:30
Mon 10/13/08, 1:00-2:30
 
Mon 11/17/08, 1:00-2:30
 

MI & Addictive Disorders
Thu 9/11/08, 1:00-2:30 Mon 11/10/08, 1:00-2:30

Mon 12/15/08, 1:00-2:30
 

What is MI?
Wed 9/17/08, 1:00-2:30
 

MI with Kids & Parents
Mon 9/22/08, 1:00-2:30 Mon 11/3/08, 1:00-2:30 Mon 12/8/08, 1:00-2:30 

MI and the Non-Diet Approach
Thu 10/2/08 1:30-3:00 
Wed 11/5/08 1:30-3:00 Thu 12/11/08 12:00-1:30
 

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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 


 

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.
Empowering Your Client
Ellen R. Glovsky, Ph.D., RD, LDN

  

One of the most important points in using Motivational Interviewing in health behavior change counseling is the idea of empowering the patient or client. While the practitioner may be the authority in diagnosing what the patient should change, the patient is the authority in deciding what is most important and possible in the context of his or her life. Rather than adopting "the practitioner is the expert and the patient will be taught" approach, MI assumes a "dual expertise" between patient and practitioner.* MI assumes that patients have all the answers they need, and our job is to help them find these answers. As clinicians, we step back from being the experts to collaborate with patients in finding their own answers.

Although clinicians have ideas about what each patient ought to do, we must respect their ultimate right to choose a course of action. While remaining invested in their positive outcomes, we accept that the "what" and "when" decisions of lifestyle changes belong to the patient alone, not the practitioner. While we absolutely care what happens to them, we respect and accept our patients' decisions about health behavior change. As my colleague, Gary Rose, says, we have "no preconceived ideas about the patient's timetable for initiating action or the specific nature of this action."
 
In my work as a nutrition therapist with patients who have eating disorders and other problems with food, I find myself having very strong opinions about what my patients should do. For instance, when I am working with a patient with active bulimia or uncontrolled diabetes, I have very clear clinical recommendations about what the patient should do; and I explain them fully. However, my MI training helps me to respect my patient's right to choose whether to continue to live with her problem and whether or not to change.

As an MI trained clinician, my job is not to force change, but rather to help the patient clarify her goals and values and to examine how closely these jibe with her behavior regarding food and her health related outcomes. By empowering our patients to change, MI clinicians successfully bypass the (at times) counterproductive force of authority traditionally associated with our roles.

* Stephen Rollnick, William Miller, and Christopher Butler. Motivational Interviewing in Health Care, Guilford Press, 2007.

Copyright 2008, all rights reserved.

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: A Comprehensive First Course - 2 Days, $375
MI: A Skills Development Workshop - 1 Day, $225
MI & Health Behavior Change - 1 Day, $190
MI & Kids 2 - 1 Day, $200
MI: Brief Interventions - 1 Day, $200
MI & Kids 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.

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 micro-skills 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). The class will also be held on Friday, 2/13/09 and Saturday, 2/14/09 (same hours).

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-day workshop limited to 16 participants. The workshop meets on Friday, 11/14/08 from 8:30am-3:30pm (6 contact hours).

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.

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 on Friday, December 5th, from 8:30am-3:30pm. The workshop is limited to 24 participants.

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, 1/16/08 from 8:30am-3:30pm (6 contact hours).

Motivational Interviewing and Kids: An Introduction
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 1-day 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.


 


 
 
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 professionals who are wondering if MI might be a helpful strategy for their clinical practices. Click here for information on CEUS.

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 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 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 professionals who deal 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 for 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, 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.