Intersection of Public Health and Motivational Interviewing during COVID-19
Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm EDT
This webinar aims to increase healthcare practitioners' understanding of the usefulness of motivational interviewing (MI) for fostering communication and promoting public health behaviors such as mask-wearing, vaccine uptake, and navigating uncertainty in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. MI is designed to help people change behavior by leveraging their own values and beliefs. It is a collaborative communication style that uses strategies such as reflective listening, shared decision-making, and eliciting change talk. This training will discuss how practicing MI can help practitioners cope better with the “new normal,” support patients in practicing public health behaviors, and address the challenges of the impact of the pandemic.
CEUs are available.