About 75 percent of all U.S. healthcare dollars are spent on preventable, chronic disease. It makes sense to shift from a disease-focused system to a health and wellness system, but most people find it difficult to take charge of their health by giving up behaviors that bring short-term rewards. This course gives your team the knowledge they need to help others change unhealthy behaviors and find lasting motivation for improvement.

Target Audience
Employees or team-members who want to encourage and support behavior change in others.

Expected Duration
3-4 hours

Lesson Objectives

Health Coaching and Motivational Interviewing

  • Understand the aims and activities of health coaching
  • Explore the stages of change and what leads to behavior change
  • Identify the core aspects of the Motivational Interviewing (MI) model
  • Observe helpful and harmful interactions between client and provider/care-team to develop MI skills
  • Given patient-resistant scenarios, apply an appropriate MI-based response
  • Explore the use of the importance and confidence scales
  • Know how to help a client set an agenda, identify a goal, and develop an action plan

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