Health Habit Change Workshop: Using Motivational Interviewing and the Science of Behavior Change for Health Behavior Change 26-AUG-2020

August 26, 2020

Program Description

This presentation is designed to introduce Motivational Interviewing (MI) as an Evidence-Based Practice to help promote desired behavior change in diverse populations. It will be presented to psychology internship students across the three US Air Force Psychology Internship sites located at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland Air Force Base (AFB), Andrews AFB, and Wright Patterson AFB. It will also be open to the associated clinics including psychologists, socials workers, and 4Cs (MH technicians). All three sites will have a live component (pending social distancing procedures related to COVID-19) and an online, joint presentation by Video Teleconference. There will be at least one presenter at each site to problem solve technical issues and lead break-out sessions. This activity will allow for exposure to MI, as well as active practice in order for participants to have a framework to begin to gain skills towards helping patients make changes. Follow-on supervision will be made available, as well as resources, so that interested participants can continue to work towards proficiency.

Target Audience

Medical care providers working with patients trying to achieve health behavior changes. Professions to include Psychology internship students, psychologists, socials workers, and 4Cs (MH technicians).

Learning Objectives

  1. Summarize the guiding style and the role of collaboration in Motivational Interviewing (MI) when providing care aimed at facilitating long-term sustainment of health behavior change.
  2. Describe the types of verbal change talk that motivational interviewing practitioners attend to, including Desire, Ability, Reasons, Need, Commitment, Activation, and Taking Steps.
  3. Identify aspects of patient speech that lead to making positive changes ("change talk") vs. to not changing ("sustain talk").
  4. Demonstrate competence in delivering motivational interviewing techniques to evoke change talk and increase patient motivation for change.
  5. Illustrate how to engage in verbal interventions to effectively respond to resistance in such a way that increases the probability of a client engaging in a new behavior and verbalizing additional reasons for change.
  6. Outline transitions from motivational enhancement to goal setting and commitment.
  7. Explain the essential elements of high-quality change plans from an MI perspective with firm foundation in the science of behavior change.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 6.50 APA
    Continuing Education (CE) credits for psychologists are provided through the co- sponsorship of the American Psychological Association (APA) Office of Continuing Education in Psychology (CEP). The APA CEP Office maintains responsibly for the content of the programs. DHA J-7 CEPO designated this activity for a maximum of 6.50 CE credits. The instructional level of this activity is intermediate. There is no cost to participate.
  • 6.50 ASWB
    As a Jointly Accredited Organization, DHA J-7 CEPO is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. DHA J-7 CEPO maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive a maximum of 6.50 ASWB continuing education credits.
  • 6.50 Certificate of Attendance
  • 6.50 IPCE
    This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners can receive up to 6.50 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change. In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by DHA J-7 CEPO. DHA, J-7, CEPO is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA), the Association of Regulatory Boards of Optometry's Council on Optometric Practitioner Education (ARBO/COPE), the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), the American Psychological Association (APA), and the American Dental Association’s Continuing Education Recognition Program (ADA CERP) to provide continuing education for the health care team.
Course opens: 
08/12/2020
Course expires: 
09/09/2020
Event starts: 
08/26/2020 - 08:30
Event ends: 
08/26/2020 - 16:30
Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland Air Force Base (AFB), Andrews AFB, and Wright Patterson AFB.
United States

Available Credit

  • 6.50 APA
    Continuing Education (CE) credits for psychologists are provided through the co- sponsorship of the American Psychological Association (APA) Office of Continuing Education in Psychology (CEP). The APA CEP Office maintains responsibly for the content of the programs. DHA J-7 CEPO designated this activity for a maximum of 6.50 CE credits. The instructional level of this activity is intermediate. There is no cost to participate.
  • 6.50 ASWB
    As a Jointly Accredited Organization, DHA J-7 CEPO is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. DHA J-7 CEPO maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive a maximum of 6.50 ASWB continuing education credits.
  • 6.50 Certificate of Attendance
  • 6.50 IPCE
    This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners can receive up to 6.50 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change. In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by DHA J-7 CEPO. DHA, J-7, CEPO is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA), the Association of Regulatory Boards of Optometry's Council on Optometric Practitioner Education (ARBO/COPE), the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), the American Psychological Association (APA), and the American Dental Association’s Continuing Education Recognition Program (ADA CERP) to provide continuing education for the health care team.
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