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Program Overview

Here is an overview of the 6 modules:

Module 1 – Introduction and Background

This module introduces the learner to the format of the e-learning program and the unique sense making approach to motivational, developed specifically to the time limited needs of health care professionals.

Module 2 – The Human Brain and Threat

Patients and health care professionals can feel threatened (anxious) in their relationships. This module explores how threat can often cause health care professionals to stop being patient centered and undermine their relationships with their patients.

Module 3 – Sense Making and Practical Reasoning

This module delves deeply into the sense making approach to motivational and how it works. It will become much clearer to learners as to when it is appropriate to use different motivational interviewing skills.

Module 4 – Developing Rapport and the Synergy of MI

Rapport is crucial to effectively using MI skills. Rapport is needed to build trust and safety. When rapport and MI skills are used together, a synergy is created that greatly improves the probability of positive health outcomes.

Module 5 -Reflecting, Empathizing with, Reframing and Exploring the Issue

When patients are ambivalent or resistant to change the issues that they have that prevent positive behavior change need to be explored in a way that is respectful and safe so that change may occur. The skills necessary to identify and explore these issues are discussed and demonstrated.

Module 6 – Addressing the Issue

Ultimately, the issues the patient presents must be addressed so that change may occur. This module identifies each unique skill for addressing and resolving the patient’s issues that are preventing change.

This educational program was developed with the support of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation.

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