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Introduction to Motivational Interviewing in Healthcare

Audience: PT, PTA, OT, COTA, SLP
Course level: Introductory
Date: Friday, February 21, 2020
Check in time: 7:30-8 am
Course time: 8-5 pm
Location: M Health Fairview Southdale Hospital
6401 France Avenue S. Edina, MN 55435
International Room A and B
Contact hours: 7.50
Course fee: $190
Course intended to be completed in full.  If you need to arrive late or leave early the CE department must be notified before course takes place for contact hours to be adjusted.
PT/PTA partial credit:  Hours for partial credit attended will be adjusted on your course certificate and MN board of Approval number removed.  You may still be able to submit the hours attended towards your professional license. 
ASHA: Hours for partial credit attended will be adjusted on your course certificate, but the ASHA logo will be removed.  You may still be able to submit the completed hours towards your professional license. 
Participant forms will not be submitted to ASHA for SLP attendees who do not complete the course in full. 
AOTA: Hours for partial credit will be adjusted on your course certificate.  OT/COTA are able to claim the hours actually attended.  AOTA logo will remain on course certificate. 
Cancellation Policy:  Cancellation Fee will apply

Group Discounts:

If three people from the same organization register for a course, each person will receive a 10% discount. Four or more registered will receive a 15% discount. Please email or call ahead of time with the names of the people who will be registering as a group, [email protected] or 612-672-5607.

For Group discounts:  USE CODE rehab10 for 10% discount and rehab15 for 15% discount for group. 

Course Description:
Motivational Interviewing is a style of collaborative conversation that helps patients explore and resolve their ambivalence about health and behavior change. Change is hard and ambivalence is a normal part of behavior change, so how do we draw out patient’s intrinsic motivation to change? In over 300 clinical trials, MI has proven to improve patient appointment attendance, satisfaction, and outcomes. This course will review the Spirit of MI, Foundation Principles, and Patient-centered listening skills with practical application to your work and patients.

Emy Everhart, MS, LICSW graduated from Macalester College with a BA in Psychology and from Columbia University with a MS in Social Work. She has worked in the Mental Health field for 16 years and is a Clinic Therapist with Fairview Counseling Centers, guiding and supporting adults and adolescents who are managing mental, physical, and chemical health challenges and working toward making difficult changes in their lives. Emy has participated in numerous Motivational Interviewing training's between 2004 and 2015 that were provided by non-profit agencies as well as through the State of Minnesota, has been a participant and co-facilitator of MI Coaching Circles, and has co-trained Motivational Interviewing for employees working with adults with severe and persistent mental illness. She started conducting Motivational Interviewing training's through the MI Training Institute at Fairview in early 2015 and will be working toward certification to join the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT).Financial Disclosure: Emy will receive an honorarium for presenting this course.Non-financial disclosure: Emy has no non-financial disclosures to disclose.  

 Timothy A. Eiesland, MSW, LICSW has his BA in Psychology and Minor in Sociology at Concordia College in Moorhead, MN. In 1998 MSw/Clinical Social Work from the University of St. Thomas and St. Catherine, School of Social Work. Timothy has 18 years of experience providing mental health therapy and counseling to diverse client populations. And extensive experience in providing professional mental health training to a variety of social service professionals. Timothy has many years of experience working in a large nonprofit social service agency and working as a Senior Program Manager providing administrative and leadership counseling and spiritual care services at Catholic Charities. He has served as an Adjunct Faculty with the University of St. Thomas and St. Catherine's School of Social Work/Clinical MSW Program. He has also provided On-Call crisis services to residents of Ramsey County.Financial Disclosure: Timothy will receive an honorarium for presenting this course.Non-financial disclosure: Timothy has no non-financial disclosures to disclose.  


Upon completion of this interactive course, the participant will be able to:

  • ·        Identify the basic principles of Motivational interviewing (MI)
  • ·        Practice unconditional, positive regard for patients. 
  • ·        Incorporate the fundamentals of MI into each patient encounter
  • ·        Apply basic patient centered listening strategies to overcome patient barriers to change
  • ·        Recognize ambivalence and respond in an MI adherent manner
  • ·        Provide information and advice in an MI adherent manner
  • ·        Practice the fundamentals of MI with low and high PAM patients
7:30-8 am                 Check in/Continental Breakfast
8-10 am                    Engage in MI Spirit and Foundation
10-10:15 am             BREAK
10:15-12 pm             Focus and Evoke using patient centered Listening Skills (OARS) 
                                 Opened ended Questions and Affirmations
12-1 pm                    LUNCH
1-2:45 pm                 Patient Centered Listening Skills, Reflections and Summaries
2:45-3 pm                 BREAK
3-5 pm                      Plan-Listening for Change Talk and Response



 AOTA Classification Code: Domain of OT and Occupational Therapy Process


This course is offered for .75 ASHA CEUS ( Related Area, Introductory Level)