Motivational Interviewing in Primary Care: Beyond the Basics

Motivational Interviewing

When: September 10, 2020 from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Where: Virtual

Member Cost: Free

Non-Member Cost: $25

Overview: As chronic “lifestyle-related” diseases steadily become the heaviest burden to the primary care system, effective treatments focused on helping individuals change problematic behaviors are extremely necessary. Motivational interviewing (MI) is an evidence-based approach to helping people change behavior by strengthening a person’s own motivation for and commitment to change. As a brief intervention model, this counseling method is well-suited to the busy environment of primary care and has been widely adopted as an effective strategy for facilitating self-management support.

During this event behavioral health and primary care providers can learn how, with the use of open-ended questions, affirmations, and reflective listening tools, to have greater engagement and alliance with the patient to help facilitate change.

This full day webinar will provide attendees:

  • An introduction to the core concepts of MI
  • Discussion around the practical application of MI in the primary care setting
  • The opportunity to practice MI skills

Presenter Bio: Brad Lundahl earned a PhD in Clinical Psychology from Northern Illinois University. He is an associate professor in the College of Social Work at the University of Utah. Dr. Lundahl is most interested in researching factors that motivate people to change individual behaviors. He has been trained in Motivational Interviewing by one this approach’s cofounders, Dr. Bill Miller and published a manuscript with the other cofounder, Dr. Stephen Rollnick. At the University, Dr. Lundahl publishes on evidence-based practices and teaches in areas of clinical practice and research. He has worked to integrate Motivational Interviewing practice into the State of Utah’s Department of Workforce Services and Division of Child and Family Services. Dr. Lundahl routinely consults on how healthcare professionals can integrate Motivational Interviewing into practice. In addition to University work, Brad owns a private practice, Compass Counseling and Consulting, where he works with individuals and families. Dr. Lundahl strives to integrate research and practice to benefit both efforts.



Start Date + Time September 10, 2020 @ 8:30 am
End Date + Time September 10, 2020 @ 4:30 pm
Registration Start Date July 10, 2020 @ 10:00 am
Registration Cut Off September 8, 2020 @ 2:00 pm
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