IHW Webinar Series: Using Motivational Interviewing Techniques to Assist the Client in Uncovering Their Intrinsic Motivation
We are all aware of the importance of tapping into intrinsic motivation for sustainable behavior change. Although some clients can easily identify their intrinsic motivation, others may need more exploration and reflection. Motivational Interviewing (MI) is an evidence-based strategy used in many wellness professions and particularly in health and wellness coaching, to strengthen a person’s own motivation and commitment to change. Intrinsic (autonomous) motivation typically aligns with personal values and desires and often has a future orientation which leads to sustained motivation. Clients often benefit from guidance and support to uncover the true “whys” which underpin their health and wellness goals. This session will explore how MI concepts and strategies can assist this process.
Presenter: Amy Cosimano Ed.D., RN, DipACLM, NBC-HWC
Noon - 12:30 p.m. CST
10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. MST
Collaborating with patients and clients to discover their “why” can be one of the most impactful strategies for sustainable behavior change. Focusing solely on the end results without making connections to intrinsic motivation factors such as life purpose, values, and meaning can leave some patients and clients without the fulfillment needed to maintain a life-long change. This webinar series will provide guidance and tools to explore these personal factors through accountability, self-monitoring, motivational interviewing, and reflection.
- Summarize basic motivational interviewing (MI) concepts in relation to uncovering intrinsic motivation.
- Determine individualized MI strategies to utilize when guiding clients through discovering their intrinsic motivation behind personal goals and behavior change.
- Appraise a tool to use with clients that will assist in discovering their intrinsic motivation.
This CE course is approved by NBHWC. Participants must attend session #1 and #2 for 1 CE hour and session #1, #2, #3, #4 for 2 CE hours.