1. Title: Motivational Interviewing:
Supporting Patients in Health Behavior Change
2. Keywords/Themes: Motivational
Interviewing (MI), Obesity, Health care practitioners, Expert-centered medical
model, Patient-centered model, open ended questions, reflective listening,
eliciting change talk, behavior change, and health behaviors
Course Description: This course is designed to equip healthcare providers and
ancillary staff with the knowledge and tools to optimize patient behavior
change to ultimately improve health outcomes. The following are the topics that
will be covered in this course:
Motivational Interviewing (MI)
Benefits of Using
Expert-Centered Model vs. MI Patient-Centered Model
Principles of MI
Readiness to Elicit
Script and narration for the presentation is
prepared by Dr. Rebecca Lang. There is a post-test at the end of the course.
Intended Audience: Any healthcare provider or ancillary staff that has direct
patient care, especially those in family and pediatric medicine.
5. Learning Objectives:
At the end of this
training module, you will be able to:
- Identify two
components of motivational interviewing (MI).
- Identify administrative
benefits to using MI in a clinic setting.
- Describe the
difference between the traditional expert-centered medical model and the
MI patient–centered model.
- Discuss how
the spirit of motivational interviewing supports patient-centered care.
- Discuss four
principles of motivational interviewing.
- Describe how
open ended questions, reflective listening, and eliciting change talk can
help empower behavior change.
- Apply the
readiness scale in office visit to elicit change talk.
- Identify key
signals when they are connecting with patients.
- Discuss the
steps of the “less than 3 minutes” brief focused advice.
6. Pre-requisites/Learning Level: No pre-requisites
7. Competencies addressed: Communication Skills, Analytical/Assessment Skills, Policy Development/Program Planning skills, Leadership and Systems Thinking skills,
8. CEUs Offered:
The University of Iowa Carver College of
Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA
Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the
extent of their participation in the activity.
The Department of Human Services is an Iowa
Board of Nursing approved provider, issued Provider #94. This course has been
approved for .12 Nursing CEUs.
The Iowa Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics,
on behalf of the Commission on Dietetic Registration has approved this course
for 1.0 hours of CPEUs.
9. Cost: Free
10. Modality/format: Online Self-Pace
11. Length: 1 hour
12. Presenter(s) and/or Content Experts: Dr. Rebecca Lang
EdD, RDH, CHES
13. Technical requirements:
- Adobe Acrobat Reader
- Flash Player
14. Registration requirements: Register a free account
15. Creation and/or update: November 12, 2012
The following organizations collaborated on the development of this course: Iowans Fit for Life, Bureau of Nutrition and Health Promotion, Iowa Department of Public Health, and the University of Iowa College of Public Health, Institute for Public Health Practice (IPHP) and the Upper Midwest Public Health Training Center (UMPHTC).
Funding for the project was made available under Iowans Fit for Life (Cooperative Agreement U58/DP001386 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) at the Iowa Department of Public Health and Iowa Health Systems.