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Motivational Interviewing: Planning for Change

presented by Dawn Clifford, PhD, RDN

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Financial: Dawn Clifford is the author of Motivational Interviewing in Nutrition and Fitness (Guilford Press) and 5-Minute MI: Motivational Interviewing in Nutrition and Health When Time Is Short (Skelly Skills). She receives compensation from MedBridge for this course. There is no financial interest beyond the production of this course.

Nonfinancial: Dawn Clifford has no competing nonfinancial interests or relationships with regard to the content presented in this course.

Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.

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Video Runtime: 40 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 28 Minutes

Offering a list of exercises or health information rarely results in sustained behavior change. Taking just a few minutes to help the patient set a realistic goal that works with their schedule can make all the difference. Discover how to guide your patients in setting their own goals that align with their personal health journeys. In true MI fashion, learn how to support the patient in leading the goal-setting process. Help them troubleshoot potential barriers and walk out of your clinic feeling confident about the road ahead.

Meet Your Instructor

Dawn Clifford, PhD, RDN

Dawn Clifford is a professor and graduate coordinator at Northern Arizona University. Dr. Clifford earned her BS in nutrition and dietetics at NAU and completed her dietetic internship at the Greater Los Angeles VA Hospital. After working as an outpatient dietitian for a few years, Dr. Clifford returned to school to complete her master's and…

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1. Exploring the Hows of Change

Discover how to help your patients plan for change. Learn strategic questions that help patients fine-tune their action plan and map out the road ahead.

2. SMART Goals

Helping your patients land on small, realistic goals can help facilitate the behavior change journey and boost their confidence for change. Learn how to ask the right questions that can guide your patients into setting specific action-oriented behavior change goals that fit their life.

3. Troubleshooting Potential Barriers to Change

At times, patients set goals and life gets in the way. Explore how to help patients troubleshoot barriers before they arise so that they’re prepared for the road ahead.

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