Motivational Interviewing - Helping People Change Through Caring Conversations 8:30-10:30 (Bring your own coffee & snacks)
Making a change can often be challenging. Whether that be making a lifestyle change to lose weight, quit smoking, becoming more active, or deciding to stay or leave a relationship, job, location. This session will look at the common problem of ambivalence and the types of conversations that facilitate change and the ones that don’t. Motivational Interviewing, a collaborative conversational style, has been proven to be effective in helping people change. You will have a chance to practice some of the elements that make this style helpful. Please bring a pad of paper.
Teresa Donegan, PhD, is a motivational interviewing trainer and consultant. Dr. Donegan has 32 years of teaching in graduate and undergraduate programs in psychology and health care. She started training/consulting in motivational interviewing in 2013, and since then has trained over 2,000 health/mental health care providers including nurses, social workers, chiropractors, and health/wellness coaches. She was recruited by BCBS of WNY to train all patient providers from 2013 to 2019. Throughout her tenure in academia, Dr. Donegan had many leadership roles in student health and wellness initiatives. She is on an evidenced-based practice research team for Ohio State’s Building Healthy Academic Communities. Their recent publication was titled Creating a culture of wellness: A call to action for higher education.
For more information, contact SIG leaders, Vickie Bevenour or Mary Charles Blakebrough (919-493-5424).