The National Healthy Start Association, in partnership with the Healthy Start TA & Support Center (TASC), is hosting a two-part Motivational Interviewing Training focused on navigating follow-up postpartum visits, smoking, and COVID vaccine hesitancy. Part 1 took place on Wednesday, June 22 and Part 2 on Wednesday, August 10 from 1-4 p.m. ET.
These workshops will allow participants to become familiar with and practice skills in motivational interviewing (MI), a client/patient-centered communication style that is effective in behavior change. MI can be utilized in situations where clients are ambivalent about various issues such as postpartum visits, smoking, as well as COVID vaccine hesitancy.
Participants will practice many of the aspects of MI: cultivating an accepting/ nonjudgmental spirit, open-ended questions, affirmations, reflections and summaries, and elicit change talk. These workshops will be led by Prantik Saha, a pediatrician and MI trainer/educator.
Part 1 Materials: