Motivational Interviewing Skills Development

  • Joani Jack, MD

    Division of General Pediatrics
    Medical Director, Children's Healthy Eating and Active Living Center
    Chief, Department of Pediatrics
    Children's Hospital at Erlanger
    Assistant Professor, University of TN College of Medicine
    Chattanooga, Tennessee


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Learning Objectives

  • Apply MI engagements concepts to patient care
  • Demonstrate ways to engage difficult patients, families and/or caregivers
Joani L. Jack, MD, medical director, Children's Healthy Eating and Active Living Center, and assistant professor, University of Tennessee College of Medicine, will discuss how to use evidence-based motivational interviewing tools and techniques to engage patients and families and promote health behavior change in the pediatric setting. The presentation includes practical tips, clinical pearls, and role-playing scenarios for successfully negotiating challenging patient encounters such as childhood obesity, smoking by parents, promotion of breastfeeding, vaccine refusal, and managing chronic illnesses.

Available Credit:

1.00 AANP Contact Hour
1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM
1.00 ANCC Contact Hour
1.00 CA-BRN Contact Hour
1.00 CDR Contact Hour


Opens: 2017-04-19
Closes: 2019-04-18

Target Audience:

This activity was developed for pediatricians, pediatric nurse practitioners, nurses, registered dietitians, and other health care professionals who have an interest in the care of infants, toddlers, children, and adolescents.