MOTIVATIONAL INTERVIEWING | A Tool for Enhancing Patient Engagement and Health Behavior Change

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MOTIVATIONAL INTERVIEWING | A Tool for Enhancing Patient Engagement and Health Behavior Change


When and where

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June 21, 2018 · 8:30am - June 29, 2018 · 12pm CDT


3 Dates & 3 Locations -- Select your preference during registration West TN - Jackson, Middle TN - Franklin, or East TN - Knoxville


Poor treatment engagement is a systemic problem impacting treatment outcomes. Patients’ ability to actively engage in treatment and initiate behavioral change directly impacts treatment efficacy. Because patients present with varying levels of motivation to modify their behaviors, addressing ambivalence is often the initial step when working to prevent and treat chronic diseases.

This program will provide an overview of the concepts and “spirit” of motivational interviewing, teach key MI skills and techniques, describe how to address ambivalence, “roll with” resistance, and elicit change talk. Case examples, role-plays, and skill rehearsals will be used.

After attending this introductory program in full, participants will be able to: 1) Describe the conceptual model behind motivational interviewing (MI) and describe the rationale for MI as an engagement strategy; 2) Describe and utilize two basic motivational interviewing techniques to improve treatment outcomes.; and, 3) Identify common pitfalls and traps in the use of motivational interviewing and effectively avoid these.

WEST TENNESSEE EVENT: June 21, 2018; 8:30am - 12pm; Doubletree Hotel, 1770 Highway 45 Bypass, Jackson, TN 38305 Registration, Networking, Refreshments: 8:00am-8:30am

MIDDLE TENNESSEE EVENT: June 22, 2018 8:30am - 12pm; Drury Plaza Hotel, 1874 West McEwen Drive, Franklin, TN 37067 Registration, Networking, Refreshments: 8:00am-8:30am

EAST TENNESSEE EVENT: June 29, 2018 8:30am - 12pm; Cherokee Health Systems, 2018 Western Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37921 Registration, Networking, Refreshments: 8:00am-8:30am

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615-244-2220, ext. 14

800-568-2642 toll free in Tennessee

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