Welcome to the training on Motivational Interviewing provided by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) and the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS).
The goal of this module is to equip Texas Health Steps providers and others to begin using motivational interviewing techniques as part of routine clinical practice to support children, adolescents and families in making positive health changes and maintaining optimum self-care for chronic conditions.
Texas Health Steps providers and other interested health-care professionals.
Specific Learning Objectives
After completing the activities of this module, you will be able to:
- Assess how motivational interviewing (MI) differs from traditional provider-patient communication and why it can effectively motivate positive behavior changes.
- Integrate MI best practices into routine clinical encounters to promote healthy habits and optimum self-care.
Please note this module expires on 7/31/2023.
This module was released on 7/31/2020.
Continuing Medical Education (Ethics Accredited)
The Texas Department of State Health Services, Continuing Education Service is accredited by the Texas Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Texas Department of State Health Services, Continuing Education Service designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This course has been designated by The Texas Department of State Health Services, Continuing Education Service for 1.00 credit(s) of education in medical ethics and/or professional responsibility.
Continuing Nursing Education
The Texas Department of State Health Services, Continuing Education Service is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. The Texas Department of State Health Services, Continuing Education Service has awarded 1.00 contact hour(s) of Continuing Nursing Education.
Social Workers (Ethics Accredited)
The Texas Department of State Health Services, Continuing Education Service under sponsor number CS3065 has been approved by the Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners to offer continuing education contact hours to social workers. The approved status of The Texas Department of State Health Services, Continuing Education Service expires annually on December 31. The Texas Department of State Health Services, Continuing Education Service has awarded 1.00 contact hour(s) of Continuing Social Work Education.
This course has been designated by The Texas Department of State Health Services for 1.00 contact hours of education in professional ethics and social work values.
Certified Health Education Specialists
Sponsored by The Texas Department of State Health Services, Continuing Education Service, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1.00 total entry-level Category I contact education contact hours.
Licensed Professional Counselors (Ethics Accredited)
The Texas Department of State Health Services, Continuing Education Service is an approved provider (#690) by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors to offer continuing education contact hours to Licensed Professional Counselors. The Texas Department of State Health Services, Continuing Education Service has awarded 1.00 contact hour(s) for Licensed Professional Counselors and 1.00 contact hour(s) in professional ethics for Licensed Professional Counselors.
Certified Community Health Worker
The Texas Department of State Health Services, Promotor(a)/Community Health Worker Training and Certification Program has certified this course for 1.00 contact hour(s) of continuing education for Certified Community Health Workers and Community Health Worker Instructors.
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- Complete the on-line examination.
- Complete the evaluation.
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- American Academy of Pediatrics. (n.d.). Healthy Active Living for Families Implementation Guide: Motivational Interviewing.
- Center for Evidence-Based Practices at Case Western Reserve University MI Resources, including a workbook for practitioners on building MI skills and “Motivational Interviewing: Helping People Change” (Miller & Rollnick, 2013). Also serves as a homepage for Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT).
- Center for Evidence-Based Practices at Case Western Reserve University. Audio training.
- Center for Evidence-Based Practices at Case Western Reserve University. Video training.
- Gold, M. A., & Kokotailo, P.K. (2007). Motivational Interviewing Strategies to Facilitate Adolescent Behavior Change. Adolescent Health Update, American Academy of Pediatricians, 20(1).
- Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers. MINT. Training and events.
- Psychotherapy.net. Motivational Interviewing Step by Step: 4-Video Series.
- The Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity. Handouts on MI strategies and scripts for clinical practices, specifically for weight-related issues, with Motivational Interviewing Strategies and Motivational Interviewing Example Scripts.
- U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions. Webinars.
- U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. SAMHSA TIP 35: Enhancing Motivation for Change in Substance Abuse Treatment.
- Zimmerman, G., Olsen, C., & Bosworth, M. (2000). “A ‘Stages of Change’ Approach to Helping Patients Change Behavior.” American Family Physician, 61(5), 1409-16.
- American Academy of Pediatrics. (n.d.). Healthy Active Living for Families Implementation Guide: Motivational Interviewing.
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- Auburn University. (2007). Patient Compliance Improves Through 'Motivational Interviewing.' ScienceDaily, 26 July.
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- Bocian, A., Slora, E., Harris, D., Drehmer, J., McMaster, F., Woolford, S. . . . Resnicow, K. (2012). Pediatric Office-Based Brief Motivational Interviewing: Diet, Activity and Media Use. Presented at the April 2012 Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting.
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- Gold, M. A., & Kokotailo, P. K. (2007). Motivational Interviewing Strategies to Facilitate Adolescent Behavior Change.
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- Kien, T. L., Yee, C. K., Wan, N. A., Youngho, K., & Garry, K. (2018). Application of Transtheoretical Model on Behavioral Changes, and Amount of Physical Activity Among University’s Students. Frontiers in Psychology, 17.
- Miller, W., & Rollnick, S. (2013). Motivational Interviewing: Helping People Change. Third Edition. Guilford Press: New York.
- Orchard Place/Child Guidance Center. (n.d.). Trauma Informed Care Project.
- O’Reilly, K. (2013). Motivating patients to make wise choices. American Medical News. Amednews.com, Feb. 13.
- Passmore, J. (2013). Motivational Interviewing: Reflecting on ethical decisions in MI. The Coaching Psychologist, 9(2), 112-116.
- Pont, S. (n.d.). Motivational Interviewing. Texas Pediatric Society.
- Powell, P., Hilliard, M., & Anderson, B. (2014). Motivational Interviewing to Promote Adherence Behaviors in Pediatric Type 1 Diabetes. Current Diabetes Report, 14(10), 531.
- Rubak, S., Sandbaek, A., Lauritzen, T., & Christensen, B. (2005). Motivational interviewing: a systematic review and meta-analysis. The British Journal of General Practice, 55(513), 305–312.
- Transtheoretical Model papers (various dates). Science Direct.
- Zimmerman, G., Olsen, C., & Bosworth, M. (2000). A ‘Stages of Change’ Approach to Helping Patients Change Behavior. American Family Physician, 61(5),1409-1416.
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