7: Motivational Interviewing for Patient Self-Management

This course explains how to use Motivational Interviewing to help patients develop and maintain healthy behavior.

Learning Objectives

  1. List two important uses of an up-to-date Care Guide that reflects the goals and intentions of the patient, the caregiver, the physician, and the nurse 
  2. Describe the goals of MI 
  3. Describe the four fundamental techniques of MI
  4. Identify the two primary clinical activities in which GCNs use MI most frequently
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Stephen T. Wegener, PhD, ABPP-is an Associate Professor and Director of Rehabilitation Psychology at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He also holds an appointment as Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management, Bloomberg School of Public Health. His clinical activity is focused on providing psychological services to persons with chronic illness or traumatic injuries including chronic pain, amputations and spinal cord injury. 

As a rehabilitation psychologist, his research has focused on theories and projects that have the potential to improve function and reduce disability for persons with chronic illness and impairments.  An author of numerous articles in professional journals and book chapters, Dr. Wegener has presented at professional meetings across the US.  


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