HCAF: Principles of Motivational Interviewing - Part 3 - Dive Deeper Into Motivational Interviewing Skills That Spell Successful Outcomes (SN, ST, OT - 1.5)

1 module


Course Length
90 mins

HCAF eLearning



Equip your field and intake staff with the advantageous skills and techniques of motivational interviewing. Utilize these tried and true skills to increase productivity and patient compliance to nutrition and exercise routines, and accurately complete OASIS and other patient assessments. Your agency’s outcome scores will be enhanced. Home care agencies are on the hunt to find competitive advantages – this skill in your toolkit is a hidden jewel in our industry. Do not miss this opportunity to elicit your patient’s motivation more effectively through your communications and actions.

Course instructor - Diana Cullum-Dugan


Guide patients toward development of self-efficacy and resilience, outgrowing resistance to change, and the barriers that exists in their homes and communities.
o Apply principles of goal setting theory in helping patients and caregivers design engaging visions and goals that spur them to go beyond what they can do alone, and focusing on utilizing friends, extended family and community resources.
o Begin to practice MI techniques:

o Establish rapport
o Ask permission
o Agenda setting
o Open-ended questions
o Affirmations
o Assess readiness to change
o Reflective listening & exploring
o Develop discrepancy thru ambivalence
o Pros and cons of change
o Values, willingness & confidence
o Summarizing

o Visualize ways to incorporate MI and counseling sessions into the home visit.



By completing/passing this course, you will attain the certificate HCAF Course Certificate

Learning Credits

Principles of Motivational Interviewing - Part 3
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