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Motivational Interviewing for Healthcare Professionals

Motivational Interviewing is a collaborative, client-centered approach for encouraging behavioral change by helping clients explore and resolve apathy or confusion about their diagnoses. To help you better support your clients with Parkinson's disease, Parkinson Society BC is hosting two training sessions for healthcare professionals.

Participants will build clinical skills to address knowledge deficits, uncertainty, and lack of motivation in relation to PD. The education session will be broken up into 2 sessions on Thursday, October 22nd and Thursday, November 5th from 4:30pm – 6:30pm both days. The training will include:

  • Review of Motivational Interviewing with Linda Ehrlich-Jones RN, PhD, Assistant Director, Center for Rehabilitation Outcomes Research at the Shirley Ryan Ability Lab, and Clinical Research Scientist
  • Online breakout groups to discuss and practice Motivational Interviewing techniques
  • Presentation and discussion of breakout group work

These sessions will cover both Parkinson's and non-Parkinson's related issues, as well as address clinical barriers among individuals, couples, and families. Parkinson's disease (PD) barriers may include apathy, fear of the unknown, fear of falling, and/or anxiety over loss of independence — potentially hindering an individual's adherence to taking medications, participating in exercise programs, or the general ability to adapt to lifestyle changes.

Motivational Interviewing is applicable and relevant to healthcare professionals working across various settings including acute and/or community settings.

This event is for healthcare professionals only.
Registration closes on Wednesday, October 14.

Dates: Thursdays: October 22, and November 5
Time: 4:30pm – 6:30pm
Capacity: 25
Fees: $15 Member | $25 Non-member


For more information, contact Tricia Wallace or Shelly Yu:
604-662-3240 or 1-800-668-3330 | pwallace@parkinson.bc.ca or syu@parkinson.bc.ca

Please note: In the "Participant Information" section of this event registration form, you will be asked for your "Registration Type". The information collected here will provide a better understanding of the Parkinson's communities in which we serve, as well as improve our advocacy efforts on behalf of those living with Parkinson's disease. If you have any concerns with regard to the collection of this information, please contact us.

Important: Instructions on how to access the webinar will be sent in an email approximately 24 hours before the webinar's start time.
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