Motivational Interviewing: A Primer for Supporting Change

Sponsor: North Country Health Consortium and New Hampshire Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors Association

Motivational Interviewing is a style of communication designed to strengthen one’s motivation for change. When applied in clinical settings, motivational interviewing enhances patient-centered care and facilitates the identification and expression of patient values. This session will serve as a primer to motivational interviewing for beginners, and offer experiential exercises for advanced practitioners to sharpen their existing skills. Examples of clinical content used for this session will include substance use disorders and other chronic illnesses found within integrated medical settings. 

By the end of this session, learners will be able to:

  • Describe the importance of the Spirit of Motivational Interviewing.
  • Apply foundational skills (Open-ended questions, Affirmations, Reflections, Summaries).
  • Recognize ways of identifying and responding to change talk.

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PRESENTER:Noel Burns Quinn, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist with advanced competencies in Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine. She is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) and serves as the Health Behavior Coordinator for a large VA Medical Center that is dedicated to delivering trauma-informed care. In this role, she develops, delivers, and evaluates health promotion and disease prevention programs. Dr. Quinn is a clinician coach assisting healthcare providers in enhancing their patient communication skills. She is also an Associate Program Director for an interprofessional residency program in primary care, and the Co-Director of a postdoctoral residency program in Health Psychology.

Event Details

June 25, 2021
8:30 am - 10:30 am