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PHS 309 - Motivational Interviewing.


ENG 112  or EHS 120  or equivalent; at least junior standing. (2).

Introduction to basic principles of motivational interviewing that can be utilized by many disciplines (e.g. counseling, health education, nursing, and social work) to build motivation and strengthen commitment of individuals to resolve behavior change to impact their health and overall quality of life. Active listening, use of open-ended questions, use of affirmations, and summarizing skills are applied to real world scenarios to help students better understand and acquire techniques necessary in conducting motivational interviews. Utilization of trans-theoretical model of change to assess readiness to change. Experiential learning in performing actual interviews. Also listed as SWR 309 .



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