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Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a person-centered form of guiding to elicit and strengthen motivation for change. Motivation for change occurs when people perceive a mismatch between “where they are and where they want to be.” When clients recognize that their current behaviors place them in conflict with (are discrepant with) their values or interfere with accomplishment of self-identified goals, they are more likely to experience increased motivation to make important life changes. In MI, the goal is to help clients to become aware of how current behaviors may lead them away from, rather than toward, their important goals.
This three-part presentation is designed to help you learn Motivational Interviewing and how to apply it in your practice. It discusses the core principles of Motivational Interviewing and provides case studies for practice. It takes continued practice to deepen your effectiveness in applying MI skills to your area of practice. After you complete this presentation, we encourage you to plan for further skill development in MI!
Presenter: Carol Essenmacher, DNP, C-TTS
Contributing Faculty: Susan W. Blaakman, PhD, RN, PMHNP-BC; Susie Adams, PhD, PMHNP, FAANP, FAAN; Ann Bispo, MSN, APRN, PMHCNS-BC
Disclosures: The presenters and planners have no conflict of interest or commercial support to disclose. Off-label use of medications will not be discussed during this presentation.
Session Length: 3 hours
Target Audience: RN, APRN
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:
- Verbalize an understanding of the history and significance of Motivational Interviewing (MI).
- Illustrate three Motivational Interviewing skills to elicit change talk, and support behavior change.
- Identify three stage-specific interventions to motivate behavior change.
Price: Free for APNA Members / $42 Non-members
Keywords: MI, Motivational Interviewing, Behavior Change
Nursing Continuing Professional Development:
3.0 contact hours. *In order to receive contact hours, you must: Listen to presentation, earn a passing score on the post-tests, and complete an evaluation before the expiration date. You will have 5 tries to correctly answer the questions on the post-tests and a score of 80% is required to pass. Once you have passed and completed an evaluation, the certificate will be generated online, available for you to print immediately. You cannot earn credit unless all steps are completed. Partial credit will not be awarded.
The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
Access to this course will end: October 1, 2023
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