Course Description Motivational Interviewing is a proven approach utilizing person-centered conversation that supports individuals with behavior change. This collaborative, non-judgmental approach honors the autonomy of the individual. Motivational Interviewing can be a powerful and effective tool in helping individuals discover their own reasons for making a change.  Although there are simple techniques that can be learned quickly, it takes time and practice to master motivational interviewing so that it can be used most effectively. This course will provide individuals with a foundational knowledge of motivational interviewing and begin to build skills to apply to your practice.

Target Audience

This activity is intended for physicians, pharmacists, registered nurses, PAs,

psychologists, social workers and other healthcare providers engaged in the care of

patients with HIV.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe how OARS can be used as a tool in motivational conversations

  • Define the 8 stages to acquire expertise using motivational interviewing

  • Explain the Stages of Change/Transtheoretical Model

  • Explain strategies for using motivational interviewing with a client

Statement of Credit

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and HealthHIV.  Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physician Continuing Medical Education

The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Continuing Nursing Education

The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 1.0 contact hours. 

Continuing Pharmacy Education

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this continuing education activity for 1.0 contact hour(s) (0.1 CEUs) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education. 

Universal Activity Number - JA4008162-9999-22-065-H04-P

Type of Activity: Knowledge

Continuing Physician Assistant Education 

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 1.0 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

Continuing Social Work Education

As a Jointly Accredited Organization, Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Postgraduate Institute for Medicine maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 1.0 Clinical continuing education credits.