This course provides an overview of the method of MI and goes beyond the definition to examine how and why MI works. It focuses on:
- The efficacy and effectiveness of MI
- The facilitative role of the spirit of the method in attending to client language about change.
- Providing information and advice in a style consistent with MI
- The four processes of MI
- The process of recognizing, evoking and responding to change talk
- Strategies for responding to discord and sustain talk
This self-directed course offers 13 hours of learning and a post course community of practice.
- Define and critique the four-process model of MI and its relevance to patient-centered care.
- Establish therapeutic relationships with patients that are characterized by partnership, acceptance, compassion and evocation.
- Use OARS skills (open questions, affirmations, reflective statements and summaries) to identify and explore issues to be addressed in a patient encounter, including the patient’s context and preferences.
- Provide information and advice in a style consistent with MI
- Discuss skills and strategies used in the engaging, focusing, evoking and planning processes.
Participants must have:
- Prior experience in counselling and clinical communication skills or possess equivalent patient care experience in order to participate (the program will not teach basic counselling and therapy skills).
- Direct patient care responsibilities with access to an appropriate work setting in which it is possible to use motivational interviewing strategies with patients virtually or face to face.
Online (self-directed with virtual office hours)
This course requires you to use an internet browser, but the system does not support Microsoft Internet Explorer. Instead, use one of the following:
- Apple Safari
- Google Chrome
- Microsoft Edge
- Mozilla Firefox
For more details, please read the browser and compatibility support page.
College of Family Physicians of Canada – Mainpro+:
- This one-credit-per-hour Group Learning program meets the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been certified by Continuing Professional Development, Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto for up to 13 Mainpro+ credits.
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada – Section 1
- This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, approved by Continuing Professional Development, Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto for 13.0 hours.
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