Motivational Interviewing with Adolescents in Primary Care: The Basics
Explore the spirit and principles of motivational interviewing, and learn motivational interviewing strategies specifically for adolescents.
About this Independent Study
This activity was originally released on October 19, 2018 and was last reviewed/updated on May 5, 2022. Once registered, you must complete the course within 150 days, or you will be deactivated. To be reactivated, contact us.
Motivational interviewing is a useful counseling approach for supporting positive behavioral change among adolescent patients. This course provides an overview of motivational interviewing for the primary care provider. It focuses on the spirit and principles of motivational interviewing, and provides examples of motivational interviewing strategies.
Who Should Take This Course
Physicians, nurse practitioners, behavioral health specialists, behavioral health nurses and physician assistants, and social workers who work with adolescents.
At the completion of this activity, you will be able to:
- Explain the fundamental spirit and principles of Motivational Interviewing
- Describe the Motivational Interviewing approach to assessing readiness for change
- Describe the Motivational Interviewing approach to building motivation and confidence for change
Nicholas Weiss, MD is a PAL (Partnership Access Line) Program Consultant for Seattle Children’s Hospital. PAL supports primary care providers (doctors, nurse practitioners and physician assistants) with questions about mental health care such as diagnostic clarification, medication adjustment or treatment planning.
Here is the course outline:
1. Motivational Interviewing with Adolescents in Primary Care: The Basics
Take this .75 hour course to learn the basics about motivational interviewing for the primary care provider.
2. Evaluation & Certificate
Complete a course evaluation and receive your certificate of completion.
The following certificates are awarded when the course is completed:
|Certificate of Completion|