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Two-Day Motivational Interviewing Workshop
Thursday, September 06, 2018, 8:30 AM to Friday, September 07, 2018, 4:00 PM PDT
Category: OPHA Events

Two-Day Motivational Interviewing Workshop: What Motivates Change? Translating Theory into Practice 

Presented by Dana Sturtevant 

Hosted by the Oregon Public Health Association's Health Education & Promotion Section

Date: September 6-7, 2018
Time: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm; Check-in and networking begins at 8:00 am 
Location: Moda Tower
601 SW 2nd Ave, 19th floor
Portland, Oregon 97204
Registration: Registration is required to attend this event. Space is limited and participants will be registered on a first-come, first served basis. 
  • $200 OPHA members
  • $250 non-members
Click here to register! 

Motivational Interviewing (MI) is an evidence-based clinical counseling method designed for evoking intrinsic motivation for positive behavior change. Originally developed in the drug and alcohol field by William Miller, Ph.D. and Stephen Rollnick, Ph.D., MI is now being widely applied in a variety of settings including health care. 

At the conclusion of the 2-day workshop, the participant will be able to: 
  1. Understand the paradox of change.
  2. Describe the spirit and key principles of Motivational Interviewing.
  3. Use key listening skills: OARS.
  4. Assess a patient's readiness to change.
  5. Provide feedback, information or advice in a motivation-enhancing way.
  6. Describe the four processes of motivational interviewing.
  7. Use reflective listening statements to better understand the client’s concerns, needs, and values.
  8. Hear, elicit and support a person's change talk.
  9. Use the "explore, offer, explore" model for exchanging information and planning for change.
Content Outline: 
  1. Confidence in motivating change
  2. View and debrief video examples of counseling style
  3. Review and discuss motivation-enhancing and resistance-producing behaviors
  4. Practice listening skills to become a more empathic listener
  5. Learn how to best provide feedback, advice, and education
  6. Review major principles, techniques, strategies, and "spirit" of MI
  7. Describe the four processes of MI
  8. Refine reflective listening skills: simple v deep, stabilizing v forward moving reflections
  9. Learn to readily hear, elicit and support "change talk"
  10. Identify and practice techniques for strengthening commitment to and planning for change
  11. Conclusion and next steps

Presenter Bio: 
Dana Sturtevant, MS, RD is a registered dietitian who has been incorporating Motivational Interviewing into her clinical practice for 14 years. As a practitioner, she has received training and mentorship from some of the best trainers in the field - Stephen Rollnick, Denise Earnst, and Steve Berg-Smith. A member of the International Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers since 2002, Dana has facilitated over 300 workshops throughout the United States. Her trainings introduce participants to the theory, principles and spirit of Motivational Interviewing, and focus on the use of MI in health care settings. Dana has trained doctors, dentists, dental hygienists, health educators, nurses, dietitians, case managers, personal trainers, and diabetes educators. Participants of her trainings are guided through a sequence of learning activities to explore and shape counseling practice behavior, and to begin a process for developing proficiency in MI. In addition to training, she has spent numerous hours coaching and mentoring people, as research shows this is the best way to build skills. 

Dana lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband and doggies. She has a private practice, Be Nourished, where she works as a trainer, mentor, yoga teacher, and nutrition therapist specializing in Health at Every Size® and Intuitive Eating. Dana holds a M.S. in Nutrition Science from the University of Florida and a B.S. in Food and Nutrition from Southern Illinois University. For more information about Dana, visit 


CHES/MCHES Credits: Category 1 and/or 2 contact hours (pending approval) will be available at no additional cost. 

Lunch and refreshments will be provided. 

Questions? For more information, contact Augusta Herman | [email protected]