Do you have clients who can’t seem to make positive changes in their lives and are stuck in the same story? Do you want to stop being the cheerleader for change and have your clients take an active role with their desired goals? Do you often wonder if your techniques match and evolve with your client’s needs? Are you tired of conversations where you are the only one talking about change? Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a way to help mitigate these frustrations and increase client movement towards change by evoking their wisdom and direction for the conversation. This webinar will introduce participants to the theory, principles, and skills of MI and related motivation-enhancing behavior change approaches.
CPE Level: 1
Performance Indicators: 9.1, 9.2, 9.3
- Describe the “spirit,” key principles, and theoretical basis of Motivational Interviewing
- Apply the “microskills” of MI: Open Questions, Affirmations, Reflections, Summaries (i.e., OARS)
- Differentiate sustain talk from change talk
Susan B. Dopart, MS, RD, CDCES
Susan B. Dopart, MS, RDN, CDCES, is a nutrition and wellness consultant who has been in private practice for more than 30 years. Susan specializes in child and adult medical nutrition-related issues associated with insulin resistance, diabetes and endocrinology, cancer, PCOS and exercise. Susan has written and contributed to multiple publications, including The Huffington Post, SELF Magazine, UCLA Medicine, Sports and Cardiovascular Nutritionists SCAN publications, Diabetes Health and Diabetes Forecast. Susan is the author of A Recipe for Life by the Doctor’s Dietitian, Healthy You, Healthy Baby: A Mother’s Guide to Gestational Diabetes, A Healthy Baker’s Dozen: Gluten-free low sugar cookies, and 101 Ways to Control your Diabetes. She is a Certified Trainer in Motivational Interviewing and a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers. Susan conducts weekly workshops in Motivational Interviewing for clinicians wanting to learn collaborative language skills to assist with behavior change. Her mission and passion are helping her clients find Life Style Solutions for optimal health and well-being.