Community Based Research Training Advisory Program (CBRTAP)


Motivational Interviewing

Thursday February 21, 2013, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Cheryl L. Albright, PhD, MPH; Professor, School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene, University of Hawaii at Manoa

The workshop was offered as an online course with documents and other supporting materials available via the University of Hawaii Laulima site and live instruction via Blackboard Collaborate. The recorded session is available here: Course materials are still available to people who registered for the online course on the Laulima site. These materials will be moved to this site at a future time.

Technical support for this workshop was provided by the Biomedical Informatics Key Function.

Target Audience
Community health care workers with an interest in an interviewing technique they can use in clinical settings with patients/clients.

Workshop Description
A definition of Motivational Interviewing (MI): a "collaborative, patient-centered form of counseling that can elicit and strengthen motivation for behavior change". A central concept of MI is the identification, examination, and resolution of ambivalence patients/clients have about changing behavior. A key goal of MI is to assist patients to "work through" their ambivalence about behavior change, using a non-judgmental, empathetic, encouraging and supportive tone. MI is based on three key elements: partnership between the health provider/counselor and the patient/client; eliciting or drawing out the patient.s ideas about change; and emphasizing the autonomy of the patient. Key counseling strategies includes: open-ended questions, reflective listening, expressions of empathy, affirmations (e.g., support self- efficacy), and summarization. Examples of how to use these MI components with patients will be described in this workshop.

You must register to participate in this online course.
Registration for this course is closed.
Access to the course materials and virtual classroom will be granted only to registered participants.

Cheryl L Albright, PhD, MPH
Professor, School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene
University of Hawaii at Manoa
677 Ala Moana Blvd., Suite 602
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
Ph: (808) 956-9716
Fax: (808) 537-9294

Grant Support
This workshop is sponsored by the Research Centers in Minority Institutions (RCMI) Multidisciplinary And Translational Research Infrastructure Expansion (RMATRIX) Award # U54MD007584 from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health.