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Sinai Rehabilitation Center 16th Annual Fall Series
Zamoiski Auditorium, Sinai Hospital of Baltimore
Baltimore, MD
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Patient motivation plays an important role in treatment    outcome. Regardless of the setting, patients are more likely to improve if they follow through on recommended treatments. MOTIVATIONAL INTERVIEWING is both a general approach and a set of specific strategies that clinicians can use to help clients resolve their ambivalence about making positive lifestyle changes. This 7-hour workshop will introduce participants to the theory and practice of MOTIVATIONAL INTERVIEWING. Much of the workshop will involve hands on practice of the basics of MOTIVATIONAL INTERVIEWING strategies and techniques for increasing patient motivation to achieve treatment goals.


At the end of this session, attendees will be able to:
  1. Identify patient's readiness to follow through with treatment recommendations, and match the clinical response to the patients readiness level.
  2. Understand how to provide reflective statements to improve clinician-patient rapport.
  3. Identify patient and selectively encourage change talk that increases the probability of adaptive pain management.
  4. Demonstrate how to respond effectively to "resistant" statements made by the patient.
  5. Increase confidence in ability to effectively motivate the patient to engage in treatment.


Clinicians and healthcare providers, including physicians, psychologists, nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, vocational counselors, and other healthcare professionals.


Mark P. Jensen, PhD, is a Professor and the Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Washington in Seattle. He has been       studying chronic pain and helping individuals better manage their pain for more than 30 years. He has been funded by the National Institutes of Health and numerous other funding agencies to study the efficacy and mechanisms of various treatments for chronic pain, including MOTIVATIONAL INTERVIEWING. He has published extensively (6 books and more than 500 book chapters and articles) on the topics of pain assessment and treatment.  He is also the editor-in-chief for the Journal of Pain. He is a popular speaker and workshop facilitator, having presented hundreds of talks and workshops in more than 30 countries.


This course has been submitted to the following organizations for approval of 7 continuing-education hours:
  1. Maryland Board of Physical Therapy Examiners
  2. Maryland Board of Occupational Therapy Practice
  3. Maryland Board of Examiners for Speech and Language Pathologists
  4. Commission for Case Management
  5. The Maryland Workers' Commission

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Zamoiski Auditorium, Sinai Hospital of Baltimore (View)
2401 West Belvedere Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21215
United States


Education > Classes
Education > Workshops
Other > Health & Wellness

Minimum Age: 18
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!



Ann Marie S.
Sinai Hospital
Baltimore, MD United States
Sep 12, 2018 1:07 PM
Shareese K.
Sinai Hospital of Baltimore
Millersville, MD United States
Sep 11, 2018 8:09 AM
Christina G.
Sinai Hospital
Catonsville, MD United States
Sep 04, 2018 6:35 PM
Latoya W.
Randallstown , MD United States
Sep 04, 2018 5:33 PM
Emily M.
Sinai Hospital
Manchester, MD United States
Sep 04, 2018 11:40 AM
Kristy R.
Sinai Hospital of Baltimore
Bel Air, MD United States
Sep 04, 2018 5:34 AM

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