Our speaker is Peter Jackson, MD, Co-Director of Clinical Affairs, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, UVM Larner College of Medicine, Burlington, VT. In this session, Dr. Jackson shares practical ways to implement and utilize motivational interviewing (MI) in a rural healthcare setting to foster change. Dr. Jackson covers the four guiding principles of MI, the spirit of MI, and how to honor autonomy in a way that creates an environment of collaboration, empowerment, and hope. Attendees learn how to uncover what motivates their patients to change and review active listening and productive communication strategies.
- Understand the spirit and key guiding principles of MI
- Learn how to honor patient autonomy and foster collaboration
- Increase capacity to discover and reinforce patients’ motivation for change by meeting them where they’re at
- Identify how incorporating MI into practice can improve patient relationships and decrease burnout
- Consider the specific application of these principles in rural areas