Motivational Interviewing for Oral Health Professionals

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Motivational Interviewing for Oral Health Professionals

450.00

This course will be held on November 2-3, 2017 at the Posner Center for International Development in Denver, CO.  Course hours are from 9am-5pm each day.  Space is limited to the first 30 registrants. 

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Motivational interviewing (MI) is a collaborative, goal-oriented method of communication with particular attention to the language of change. It is designed to strengthen an individual's motivation for a movement toward a specific goal by eliciting and exploring the person's own arguments for change. In this interactive workshop, Dr. Matt Allen will provide an introduction to the evidenced-based method of patient communication, specifically tailored towards oral health professionals of all types. In his own unique style, he will help participants experience both the spirit and the core skills of motivational interviewing, with exercises designed to speak to both the head and the heart. Finally, participants will receive practice and coaching on MI skills and practical tips on how to start incorporating motivational interviewing into their practices -- which can ultimately be revolutionary for the patient and the office alike. 

Learning Objectives:
• Define what MI is (and what it's not)
• Explore why dental professionals would want to learn MI
• Experience the spirit behind MI
• Practice the four process of MI (engaging, focusing, evoking, planning) and the core skills of MI (open-ended questions, affirmations, reflections, summarizations)
• Re-imagine the process of sharing information with patients in an MI consistent form
• Recognize and respond to both change talk and sustain talk

13 continuing education (CE) credits will be offered through this course through the ADA CERP program.

For more information about the Posner Center for International Development, please visit: http://posnercenter.org/

Cancellation Policy: For cancellations more than 30 days prior to the workshop, a full refund will be offered less a $50 processing fee.  For cancellations between 7-30 days, a 50% refund will be offered.  For cancellations less than 7 days, no refunds will be offered.