Motivational interviewing is an evidenced-based counseling approach that healthcare providers can use to help patients adhere to treatment recommendations. It emphasizes the use of a directive, patient-centered style of interaction to promote behavioral change by helping patients explore and resolve ambivalence.
In 2016, through our Population Health Improvement Program (PHIP) grant, we offered Motivational Interviewing (MI) training opportunities to 6 organizations in WNY, training over 250 people at the following:
For the second year, we're offering Motivational Interviewing training for organizations dedicated to improving the health of their clients and patients. The traditional approach of telling a person what to do works less than 10% of the time! MI invites clients to explore ways they believe they can make a behavior change by making realistic goals.
Join our Motivational Interviewing 101 training on March 31st at Templeton Landing for an introductory session with Dr. Michael MacLean. Attendees have the opportunity to submit an application for their organization to receive extended training and study with Dr. MacLean. The Motivational Interviewing sessions within practices are interactive, will focus on positive change, and utilize group processes for supporting positive change.
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