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Motivational Interviewing

Author: Jassin M. Jouria, MD
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CE: 3.5 hours
Rated 4.6 out of 5.0 based on 896 reviews

Course Summary

Motivational interviewing focuses on the patient and their desire to change behavior to improve the state of their health. Nurses are integral in supporting patients to recognize the need for change and to facilitate improvements in their health outcomes. The purpose of this course is to provide nurses and health team associates knowledge about the use of motivational interviewing to support health behavior change in patients.

Course Format


Course Syllabus

  1. Introduction
  2. Stages Of Readiness For Change
    1. Key principles
    2. Engaging the client
    3. Determining self-focus
    4. Evoking change
    5. Planning
  3. Motivational Interviewing Techniques
    1. Facilitating the process
    2. OARS
    3. Informing or advice giving
    4. DARN CAT
    5. Elicit-provide-elicit
    6. FRAMES
    7. Pros and cons
    8. Non-verbal communication
  4. Lifespan And Cultural Perspectives
    1. Children and adolescents
    2. Older adults
    3. Cultural influences
  5. Pregnancy And MI
  6. Smoking Cessation And MI
  7. Addictions And MI
    1. 12 Steps programs
  8. Diabetes And MI
  9. Heart Disease And MI
  10. Mental Health And MI
  11. Disease Management And MI
  12. Summary


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