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MI Trainer Presentation

Business Information
Business name: 
Comprehensive Motivational Interventions
Longboat Key
Postcode/zip code: 
United States
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Telephone number: 
631 8357757
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Fax number: 
855 819 0081

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About Me

I am a Professor of Psychiatry, Emeritus, at Stony Brook University Medical Center and Clinical Professor of Scientific Education at the Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. I have had a long-standing career interest for improving communication and outcomes in healthcare. Working in Federally Qualified Health Centers with patients with chronic illness, I developed Brief Action Planning (BAP), with input from several other members of MINT (Connie Davis, Damara Gutnick and Kathy Reims) to help clinicians support patient self-management.  BAP is a Motivational Interviewing consistent tool to help people change and to support self-management for health and well-being. It is also an evidence-informed tool to help MI clinicians transition into and through the process of Planning. BAP-MI is a stepped care integration of evidence-informed skills from BAP and MI for health behavior change. BAP-MI has been presented at the Annual Meetings of the American Psychiatric Association (2020 and 2022), the MINT Forum, (2020 and 2021), and the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Consultation-Liaision Psyhciaty (2021). 

Service Information
Services offered: 
Introductory Training
Intermediate training
Advanced training
Training for Groups
Area of practice: 
Mental Health
Organisational Change
Trainer Statement

I am currently completing the fourth edition of a textbook on medical interviewing, The Medical Interview: The Three Function Approach to Relationship-Centered Care, Elsevier, in press, 2023.  The three functions we describe are Connection, Co-Construction, and Collaboration. BAP-MI is an important set of skills for Function Three: Collaboration for Care. We train medical students, physicians, and other health care clinicians in use of the three function approach, BAP, and BAP-MI.

Training Interests
MI and Medicine; MI and Behavioral Medicine; Patient Centered Medical Home; Brief MI, Brief Action Planning, CMI; Online Learning of MI
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