Webinar: Counseling Skills for the Nutrition Professional: An Introduction
Suggested CDR Learning Needs Codes: 6000, 6010, 6060, 6070
Suggested CDR Performance Indicators: 2.1.2, 9.1.3, 9.6.1, 9.6.6
CPE Level 2
CDR Activity Type 171
This webinar presented by Beth McKinney, MSEd, RD, CHES on Wednesday, February 13, from 2-3 PM EST provides RDNs with techniques for refining their counseling skills - a critical component in promoting positive client behavior change. While most RDNs received some coursework and training early in their careers, many of us rely on common sense to guide our counseling sessions. Client-directed counseling training offers specific techniques that can be practiced and utilized immediately.
After completing this session, practitioners will be more effective and confident, their ability to serve their clients will be much improved, and their clients will feel more empowered and committed to making healthy changes.
After completing this continuing education course, nutrition professionals should be able to:
- Immediately utilize three techniques for eliciting information
- Identify when they are leading the conversaion and develop ways they can step back
- Appreciate the value of having the client talk
Beth McKinney, MSEd, RD, CHES, teaches Nutrition Communications and Counseling to Cornell University undergraduates completing their dietetics training. She received her bachelor's degree from Cornell University and her master's degree in health education from SUNY Cortland. In addition, Beth is a certified health education specialist. With previous experience in both clinical and community nutrition, Beth specializes in nutrition education and behavior change. Beth retired in 2018 after 24 years directing the Cornell University Wellness Program where she offered cooking classes, weight management programs, and one‑on‑one nutrition counseling. Most recently, she created an online certificate program, Counseling Skills for Nutrition Professionals, through eCornell designed specifically for RDNs.
Beth McKinney, MSEd, RD, CHES, reports the following relevant disclosures: she is the creator of an eCornell certificate program and is the Chief Nutrition Scientist for Gian Corp. She has certified that no conflict of interest exists for this program. View our disclosure policy.
- 1.00 CDR