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Motivational Interviewing: Principles and Practical Applications

Motivational Interviewing: Principles and Practical Applications


Clinical Review

Time to Complete

7.00 hours


April 30, 2016


April 30, 2019
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Maximum Credits

7.00 / AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM

Accredited Provider

This program is provided by Oakstone Publishing, LLC.


This program is produced by Oakstone Publishing, LLC.

Program Description

Learn how to help your patients change the behaviors negatively impacting their health with the evidence-based counseling style presented in Motivational Interviewing: Principles and Practices. These negative behaviors or habits may include substance abuse, alcohol abuse, overeating and/or unhealthy diets, lack of exercise, and managing the symptoms of physical or mental illness.

This program is an introduction to the techniques of motivational interviewing. Gain insights into the assumptions of motivational interviewing regarding a patient's ambivalence to change and learn how to resolve that ambivalence. The program underlines the four core principles of motivational interviewing and how to include these into your practice: (1) expressing empathy; (2) rolling with resistance; (3) developing discrepancy; and (4) supporting self-efficacy.

Intended Audience

This activity is intended for clinicians who counsel patients regarding potential behavior changes related to managing important health and lifestyle issues like substance abuse, smoking, overeating, chronic diseases and chronic symptoms, including psychiatrists, psychologists, mental health therapists, addiction specialists, family physicians, PAs and NPs.

Educational Objectives

After taking part in this educational activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Express empathy through reflexive listening
  • Identify discrepancy between clients’ goals for change and their current behaviors
  • Practice the avoidance of argument and direct confrontation
  • Manage adjustment to client resistance rather than direct opposition to the resistance
  • Propose client self-efficacy and optimism

Topics and Speakers

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Conflict Of Interest Disclosure Policy

It is the policy of Oakstone Publishing, LLC that the faculty and provider disclose real or apparent conflict of interest relating to the topics of this educational activity, and also disclose discussions of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during their presentation(s). Oakstone has established policies in place that will identify and resolve all conflicts of interest prior to this educational activity.


Course Director
Michael Clark, MD, MPH, MBA
Vice Chair, Clinical Affairs
Director, Chronic Pain Treatment Program
Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Johns Hopkins Medicine
Baltimore, MD

Sharone Abramowitz, MD
Internal Medicine Residency
Behavioral & Addiction Medicine Director
Primary Care Division
Highland Hospital, Alameda Health System
Oakland, CA

Timothy W. Kenealy, PhD
Associate Professor, Medicine
University of Auckland
South Auckland Clinical School, Middlemore Hospital
Auckland, New Zealand

Michael Kidorf, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Psychiatry
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD

Brad Lundahl, PhD
Associate Professor
College of Social Work
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT

Molly Magill, PhD
Assistant Professor
Behavioral and Social Sciences
Brown University
Providence, RI

Tatjana Petrova, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Pharmacy Practice
Chicago State University, College of Pharmacy
Oakbrook Terrace, IL

Publishing Staff Disclosures

Oakstone Publishing, LLC has assessed conflict of interest with its faculty, authors, editors, and any individuals who were in a position to control the content of this CME activity. Any identified relevant conflicts of interest were resolved for fair balance and scientific objectivity of studies utilized in this activity. Oakstone Publishing’s planners, content reviewers, and editorial staff disclose no relevant commercial interests.

CME Course Advisor:
Sandy Mardant

CME Manager




AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM

Accreditation Statement

Oakstone Publishing, LLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement

Oakstone Publishing, LLC designates this enduring material for a maximum of 7.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


The opinions and recommendations expressed by the faculty and other experts whose input is included in this program are their own. This enduring material is produced for educational purposes only. Use of Oakstone Publishing, LLC name implies review of educational format design and approach. Please review the complete prescribing information of specific drugs or combination of drugs, including indications, contraindications, warnings and adverse effects before administering pharmacologic therapy to patients.


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