Motivational Interviewing and Attending to the Language of Change in Health Education

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Motivational Interviewing and Attending to the Language of Change in Health Education

Speakers: Amanda Gabarda, EdD, MPH, NBC-HWC & Renee Greenwald, MS, NBC-HWC

Motivational Interviewing is a guiding style of communication that facilitates the natural process of change. It’s designed to empower individuals through their own motivation and capacity for change. This session will overview the importance of attending to the language of change, three types of client talk (discord, sustain talk, and change talk), and how health educators can respond and evoke strategically to motivate and empower change in health education settings.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to: 

1. Describe the best case and worst-case scenario in health education (6.3.1)

2. Recall types of client talk in health behavior change conversations (6.3.3)
3. Identify change talk and how it is supportive in health education (demonstration) (8.1.5)

Dr. Amanda R. Gabarda, EdD, MPH, MS, CHES®

Senior Director, Clinical Training & Education

UPMC Health Plan

Dr. Gabarda is the Senior Director of Clinical Training & Development at UPMC Health Plan where is responsible for the creation, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of training and skill development of lifestyle health coaches and care managers. She has a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Exercise Science from Slippery Rock University, a Master of Public Health from Walden University, and a Doctor of Education in Health and Physical Activity from the University of Pittsburgh. Ms. Gabarda is a National Board-Certified Health & Wellness Coach a Certified Health Education Specialist, and a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers.

Renee Greenwald, MS, NBC-HWC

Quality Assurance Coordinator

UPMC Health Plan

Renee Greenwald is a Quality Assurance Coordinator at UPMC Health Plan where she is responsible for training, empowering, and the skill development of health coaches and care managers. She has a bachelor’s in Exercise Science from Slippery Rock University and a master’s in Exercise Science and Health Promotion, specializing in wellness and fitness and wellness coaching from California University of Pennsylvania. Renee is a Nationally Board-Certified Health and Wellness Coach.

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Recorded 07/13/2021
Recorded 07/13/2021
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0.50 Entry-level CECH, CPH credits  |  Certificate available
0.50 Entry-level CECH, CPH credits  |  Certificate available