Motivational Interviewing - Sharona Kanofsky, PA-C, CCPA

November 11, 2022 from 1:00pm EDT to 3:00pm EDT


Healthy lifestyle habits are the foundation of preventive medicine and individual wellness.  Bad habits are easy to start and hard to stop, while good habits are the opposite – hard to start and easy to stop.  Think about your patients who smoke, drink too much alcohol, don’t exercise, or engage in any other unhealthy behaviours.  Yet simply telling your patients “This behaviour is bad for you” never seems to result in change.  This is because lasting change comes from internal motivation.  In this workshop, you will learn and practice the evidence-based techniques of Motivation Interviewing, which is defined as “a person-centered, goal-oriented approach for facilitating change through exploring and resolving ambivalence." (Miller, W.R. (2006) Motivational factors in Addictive Behaviors. In W.R. Miller & K.M. Carroll (Eds.), Rethinking substance abuse: what the science shows and what we should do about it (pp 134-150). New York: Guilford Press.)

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this session, the participant will be able to:

  1. Appreciate the spirit of motivational interviewing
  2. Identify the skills of motivational interviewing
  3. Assess a patient’s ambivalence and readiness for change
  4. Practice using MI approach to counsel on behavior change

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