Motivational Interviewing for Health Behavior Change

Obesity is a chronic disease that results in multiple complications and yet is rarely addressed in a systematic way in healthcare. This module is designed to prepare PAs to effectively care for patients affected by obesity.

Learning Objectives
At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:
  • Assess a patient’s readiness to change.
  • Identify appropriate targets for motivational interviewing.
  • Apply key motivational interviewing strategies, including open-ended questions, asking permission, affirmation, and reflective listening.