This activity is designed to change: Competence, Performance. 1hr(s)
After completing this activity participants will be able to:
- Use a patient-centered, non-authoritarian, collaborative approach to build a therapeutic alliance with a patient who needs to make a health behavior change, recognizing the patient as the authority on their own motivations.
- Work with patients to identify a specific health behavior change goal as the current focus for counseling.
- Identify a patient’s current readiness to change a health behavior problem and use steps and skills of motivational interviewing that correspond to their readiness.
- Engage patients in exploring their motivations, ambivalence, or resistance to making a health behavior change.
- Apply motivational interviewing techniques in collaborative planning with patients to address substance use or other health problems.
- Adapt motivational interviewing skills to different medical settings.
Modules in this Training Activity
Audience and Accreditation
Audience: Health care professionals
Accreditation Statement: Clinical Tools, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
NBCC Credit Statement: Clinical Tools, Inc. designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 clock hour of NBCC credit. Clinical Tools, Inc. has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6161. Activities that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Clinical Tools is solely responsible for all aspects of the activity.
A letter of completion for 1 hour is available for non-physicians.
A score of 70% on the post-test is required to complete the activity.
Initial development of this activity was supported by a grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (#R44HL65885)