Motivational Interviewing Core Skills: Helping Your “Stuck” Patients to Engage Change (2021)
The objective of this course is to help participants acquire core motivational interviewing skills that can be used to help clients engage in health behavior changes. This course may be particularly helpful for providers who have patients or clients who appear to be “stuck” or ambivalent about engaging in behavioral health changes. The course will focus on understanding the spirit of Motivational Interviewing, using the OARS (open questions, Affirmation, Reflection, and Summaries) to find client’s intrinsic reasons for change, listening for different types of change talk and different strengths of change talk, and using directive and strategic responses to consolidate commitment for change.
This program will take place virtually on Zoom. Please register here and connection information will be sent 48 hours prior to the meeting.
Psychologists, Social Workers, Psychiatrists, Primary Care Physicians, Counselors, Nurses and Allied Mental Health Professionals
At the end of this program the learner will be able to:…..
Identify the tasks of Motivational interviewing.
Describe the spirit of Motivational interviewing.
Formulate open questions which are directive and evocative
Formulate affirmations, reflections and summaries
Develop skills for hearing different types of change talk
Develop the ability to differentiate contemplative change talk and mobilizing change talk
Practice using the core skills in a directive manner to help clients resolve ambivalence about change
This program will cover:
- Motivational interviewing as a therapeutic technique
- The spirit of Motivational interviewing
- Using the OARS to discover reasons for change
- Listening for subtle forms of change talk
- Recognizing different types of change talk using the DARN-CAT
- Recognizing stage of change and differentiating between completive change talk and mobilizing change talk
- Practicing using reflection and open questions to be directive and evocative to elicit intrinsic reasons for change
Eric Devine, Ph.D.
Eric Devine is the director of the Clinical Studies Unit in the Department of Psychiatry at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Devine serves as Vice-Chair for the Boston Medical Center and Boston University Medical Campus Institutional Review Board, and he is the Director of the IRB Internship training program. He teaches addiction treatment courses for the Mental Health Counseling and Behavioral Medicine Program at Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Devine is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT). He has participated in numerous NIAAA and NIDA-funded multi-site trials testing medications for the treatment of substance use disorders and has had a role in two SAMHSA-funded grants focused on training and dissemination of SBIRT. Dr. Devine also had a role in the development of psychosocial treatments for addiction and has co-authored several treatment manuals and online behavioral platforms for use in multi-site trials testing medications for substance use disorders.
Speaker has no relevant financial relationships to disclose. Speaker does not plan on discussing unlabeled/investigational uses of a commercial product.
Stephen Brady, PhD | CME Course Director
Associate Professor of Psychiatry
Boston University School of Medicine
Janice Furlong, MSW | Social Work Advisor
Clinical Associate Professor, Boston University School of Social Work
Robert C. Guerette, MD | Planning Committee
President, New England Educational Institute
Carmela A. Townsend, DNP, MS/MBA, RN | Accredited Provider Activity Director
Continuing Medical Education Office, Boston University School of Medicine
Debra M. Winters, APRN-BC, AACRN | CNE Nurse Advisor
Community Research Initiative (CRI)
CME Program Manager: Claire P. Grimble, CMP
This program is sponsored by the Massachusetts Psychological Association. Massachusetts Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor Continuing Education (CE) for psychologists. MPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
These sessions are suitable for beginner and intermediate levels for psychologists
Boston University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Boston University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This program is Approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval # 886791045-8887) for 3 continuing education contact hours.
Social Workers – New York State
Boston University School of Medicine, Barry M. Manual Continuing Medical Education Office is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0589.
All Social Workers must attend all sessions for credit, partial credit is not allowed.
Boston University School of Medicine Continuing Nursing Education is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
Contact Hours: 3.25 of which 0 is eligible for pharmacology credit.
- 3.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™Boston University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Boston University School of Medicine designates this Live activity for a maximum of 3.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- 3.25 ANCCBoston University School of Medicine Continuing Nursing Education is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
- 3.00 NASW
- 3.00 Participation
Regular Rate: $75
Student Rate: $25
BUSM/BMC/BU Alumni: $60
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Special Services / Dietary Needs
To request reasonable accommodations for disabilities, please notify the Office of Continuing Medical Education in writing at least two weeks prior to the start of the conference.