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Motivational Interviewing: New Tools for HIV Prevention and Care (Webinar)

Webinar Description:

This workshop offered a chance for exposure to the use of Motivational Interviewing in HIV settings. Motivational Interviewing is an evidence-based counseling approach to elicit client-focused behavior change. Drawing on the best of humanistic psychology, MI builds on the idea of the relationship between consumers and helper and combines successful use of core communication skills. The model invites a consumer to find their own reasons to change in an atmosphere of acceptance and compassion.

Accreditation is only offered for this course if taken live.

Educational Objectives:

After completing this activity, the participant should have been better able to:

  1. Name at least three (3) factors that impact behavior change;
  2. List at least four (4) qualities of effective helping relationships; and
  3. Identify at least three (3) core communication skills to enhance readiness to change.

Faculty: Jim Sacco, MSW, LCSW

Jim Sacco, M.S.W., L.C.S.W. is a consultant and trainer based in Asheville, North Carolina. Jim’s clinical experience in HIV dates to 1984 and includes practice in medical, substance use, and community settings. Since 1989, Jim provided training in a wide range of academic, governmental, and community-based organizations; former clients include the World Health Organization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, NMAC, NASTAD, Health HIV, and state and local health departments around the Southeast. Jim has trained more than 50,000 health care workers.

Target Audience

This activity is intended for physicians, registered nurses, APRNs, pharmacists, physician assistants, psychologists, and social workers engaged in the care of patients with HIV.

Program Agenda

  • Background
  • What is Motivational Interviewing?
  • Why and How MI Works
  • How MI is Done

Joint Accreditation Statement 

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and HealthHIV.  Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physician Continuing Medical Education

The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 Continuing Physician Assistant Education

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 1.0 APA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

Continuing Psychologist Education

Continuing Education (CE) credits for psychologists are provided through the co-sponsorship of the American Psychological Association (APA) Office of Continuing Education in Psychology (CEP). The APA CEP Office maintains responsibly for the content of the programs.

Continuing Pharmacy Education

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this continuing education activity for 1.0 contact hour(s) (0.1 CEUs) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.

(Universal Activity Number – JA4008162-9999-20-2193-L02-P)

Type of Activity: Knowledge

Continuing Nursing Education

The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 1.0 contact hour. Pharmacotherapy contact hours for Advance Practice Registered Nurses to be determined.

Continuing Social Worker Education

As a Jointly Accredited Organization, Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit.  Postgraduate Institute for Medicine maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 1.0 clinical continuing education credits.

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) requires instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest (COI) they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified COI are thoroughly vetted and resolved according to PIM policy. PIM is committed to providing its learners with high quality activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest.

Fee Information 

There is no fee for this educational activity.

Hardware/Software Requirements 

This activity requires internet connection and computer audio for functionality.

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