Denver, CO USA Introductory Oral Health Professionals

Motivational Interviewing for Oral Health Professionals

In this interactive workshop, Dr. Matt Allen will provide an introduction to the evidence-based method of  motivational interviewing, specifically tailored towards oral health professionals of all types. In his own unique style, he will help participants experience both the spirit and the core skills of motivational interviewing, with exercises designed to speak to both the head and the heart. Finally, participants will receive practice and coaching on MI skills as they work towards beginner proficiency, as well as practical tips on how to start incorporating motivational interviewing into their practices -- which can ultimately be revolutionary for the patient and the office alike.

Learning Objectives:
• Define what MI is (and what it's not)
• Explore why dental professionals would want to learn MI
• Experience the spirit behind MI
• Practice the four process of MI (engaging, focusing, evoking, planning) and the core skills of MI (open-ended questions, affirmations, reflections, summarizations)
• Re-imagine the process of sharing information with patients in an MI consistent form
• Recognize and respond to both change talk and sustain talk

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3 Oct 2019 - 8:30am to 4 Oct 2019 - 4:30pm
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