Motivational Interviewing — Learn About MI’s Place in Nutrition Counseling and Essential Tools for Enhancing Client Motivation
Suggested CDR Learning Codes: 1000, 6010, 6020, 6070; Level 1
Suggested CDR Performance Indicators: 9.1.3, 9.6.1, 9.6.4, 9.6.6
This continuing education course provides an overview of MI in nutrition counseling, offering readers essential tools for enhancing client motivation.
Course content appeared as the CPE Monthly in the July 2016 issue of Today’s Dietitian.
After completing this continuing education course, nutrition professionals should be better able to:
- Define motivational interviewing (MI).
- Interpret the evidence that supports the effectiveness of MI in nutrition counseling.
- Describe the spirit of MI.
- Demonstrate the four processes of MI.
- Use open-ended questions, affirmations, reflections, and summaries that emphasize and evoke client motivation for change.
- Apply three strategies for making counseling interactions more client led.
- Distinguish between MI and non-MI adherent dialogue.
Dawn Clifford, PhD, RD, is an associate professor at California State University, Chico, in the areas of nutrition counseling and education, and author of Motivational Interviewing in Nutrition and Fitness.
The author has no relevant disclosures to report regarding this program. She has certified that no conflict of interest exists for this program. View our disclosure policy.
- 2.00 CDR