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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 doctorate in nutrition science at Colorado State University. Dr. Clifford served as the director of the Didactic Program in Dietetics at California State University, Chico, for 10 years prior to joining the Health Sciences faculty at NAU. Dr. Clifford conducts research in nondiet approaches to health and well-being and behavior change counseling techniques. She is the coauthor of Motivational Interviewing in Nutrition and Fitness and is an accomplished speaker on motivational interviewing and nondiet approaches. Dr. Clifford is a registered dietitian nutritionist and member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers.

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Motivational Interviewing: Taming Your Fixing Reflex

Presented by Dawn Clifford, PhD, RDN

Motivational Interviewing: Taming Your Fixing Reflex

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Video Runtime: 46 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 14 Minutes

Enhance your patients' motivation to prioritize their health and rehabilitation by changing the way you communicate. This course provides an overview of motivational interviewing, an effective client-centered communication technique that can be applied across disciplines. Learn how to move away from telling your patients what to do and why to do it. This course provides practical skills for communicating with compassion and nonjudgment, putting your patient in the driver's seat.

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Motivational Interviewing: Listening for Change

Presented by Dawn Clifford, PhD, RDN

Motivational Interviewing: Listening for Change

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Video Runtime: 54 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 14 Minutes

Patients often experience ambivalence about starting a new rehab plan. They want to experience healing but may have challenging life circumstances resulting in numerous barriers to change. By enhancing your listening skills, you can improve the patient-practitioner relationship while also identifying the patient's readiness to change, and learn how to respond to patients when they are on the fence about change.

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Motivational Interviewing: Mastering Active Listening

Presented by Dawn Clifford, PhD, RDN

Motivational Interviewing: Mastering Active Listening

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Video Runtime: 60 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 26 Minutes

Patients want practitioners who are great listeners. Enhance your active listening skills through improving your reflective practice. In delivering affirmations, reflections, and summaries that highlight your patients' strengths and motivations, you provide the support they need to take an active role in their rehabilitation and recovery.

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Motivational Interviewing: Building Patient Motivation

Presented by Dawn Clifford, PhD, RDN

Motivational Interviewing: Building Patient Motivation

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Video Runtime: 45 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 28 Minutes

Enhance your patient's motivation to prioritize their health and rehabilitation by changing the way you communicate. This course provides an overview of motivational interviewing as it relates to the change process. Learn how to identify and inspire change talk and ask questions that motivate your patients to take control of their care process.

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Motivational Interviewing: Planning for Change

Presented by Dawn Clifford, PhD, RDN

Motivational Interviewing: Planning for Change

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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.

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Motivational Interviewing: Supporting Your Patients in the Digital Age

Presented by Dawn Clifford, PhD, RDN

Motivational Interviewing: Supporting Your Patients in the Digital Age

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Video Runtime: 39 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 26 Minutes

Patients want individualized support in a timely manner. Technology is being used in many capacities to support the behavior change process for patients across disciplines. In this course, you'll learn about the different forms of technology being used to enhance patient care within the rehabilitation fields, along with tips for maximizing the delivery of services. You will also learn communication tips across multiple digital platforms and how to best help a patient when you're short on time.

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Cultivating Partnership With Motivational Interviewing

Presented by Dawn Clifford, PhD, RDN

Cultivating Partnership With Motivational Interviewing

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Video Runtime: 10 Minutes

This short course introduces participants to the concept of motivational interviewing (MI) as an effective communication style in healthcare settings. Participants will learn the fundamental principles and techniques of MI to engage patients and elicit their intrinsic motivations for behavior change. Participants will be introduced to practical skills in generating patient buy-in and fostering collaboration to support positive health outcomes.

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Research Brief: Motivational Interviewing in the Digital Age

Presented by Dawn Clifford, PhD, RDN

Research Brief: Motivational Interviewing in the Digital Age

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Video Runtime: 3 Minutes

In this research brief course, participants will explore the concept of patient-centered care in the digital age, with a focus on integrating motivational interviewing (MI) techniques through digital platforms. Participants will be introduced to ways that digital tools can enhance the application of MI, fostering patient engagement, empowerment, and positive behavior change outcomes in the virtual healthcare landscape.

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Patient-Centered Care Through Digital Platforms

Presented by Dawn Clifford, PhD, RDN

Patient-Centered Care Through Digital Platforms

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Video Runtime: 10 Minutes

In this brief course, participants will learn how to apply motivational interviewing techniques to obtain patient buy-in and foster collaborative relationships in healthcare settings. Participants will be introduced to strategies for using open-ended questions, affirmations, reflections, and summarizations to elicit patients' intrinsic motivations for change.

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Motivational Interviewing When You're Short on Time: Setting Expectations

Presented by Dawn Clifford, PhD, RDN

Motivational Interviewing When You're Short on Time: Setting Expectations

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Video Runtime: 2 Minutes

The spirit of motivational interviewing can be applied even when you're short on time. In this course, viewers will learn strategies for informing the patient about the allocated time and providing a quick overview of the session's structure to enhance patient engagement and satisfaction during healthcare interactions.

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Motivational Interviewing When You're Short on Time: Open-Ended Questions

Presented by Dawn Clifford, PhD, RDN

Motivational Interviewing When You're Short on Time: Open-Ended Questions

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Video Runtime: 2 Minutes

The spirit of motivational interviewing can be applied even when you're short on time. In this short course, viewers will learn strategies for asking open-ended questions to enhance patient engagement and satisfaction during healthcare interactions.

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Motivational Interviewing When You're Short on Time: Narrowing Focus

Presented by Dawn Clifford, PhD, RDN

Motivational Interviewing When You're Short on Time: Narrowing Focus

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Video Runtime: 1 Minute

The spirit of motivational interviewing can be applied even when you're short on time. In this short course, viewers will learn strategies for narrowing in on key areas of focus to make the most of your time while enhancing patient engagement and satisfaction during healthcare interactions.

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Motivational Interviewing When You're Short on Time: Reflective Listening

Presented by Dawn Clifford, PhD, RDN

Motivational Interviewing When You're Short on Time: Reflective Listening

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Video Runtime: 2 Minutes

The spirit of motivational interviewing can be applied even when you're short on time. In this short course, viewers will learn strategies for providing brief, targeted, and high-impact reflective listening responses to enhance patient engagement and satisfaction during healthcare interactions.

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Motivational Interviewing When You're Short on Time: Assessing Patient Understanding

Presented by Dawn Clifford, PhD, RDN

Motivational Interviewing When You're Short on Time: Assessing Patient Understanding

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Video Runtime: 2 Minutes

The spirit of motivational interviewing can be applied even when you're short on time. In this short course, viewers will learn strategies to maximize the time you have with your patients by assessing their knowledge and understanding of key topics to enhance patient engagement and satisfaction during healthcare interactions.

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Motivational Interviewing When You're Short on Time: Building Partnership

Presented by Dawn Clifford, PhD, RDN

Motivational Interviewing When You're Short on Time: Building Partnership

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Video Runtime: 1 Minute

In this short course, viewers will learn strategies for aligning with the spirit of motivational interviewing, even when time is short. By taming your fixing reflex and supporting partnership and patient autonomy, you can enhance patient engagement and satisfaction during healthcare interactions.

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