Motivational Interviewing Skills Development
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.
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