Motivating Health Behaviour Change
Available in 2012
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Previously offered in 2013, 2011, 2010, 2009
Develops an understanding of the theoretical concepts and basic skills underlying effective interventions. Modules cover; change during the life cycle; change without expert help; stages of change; motivational interviewing; brief interventions; compliance therapy; and relapse prevention.
Motivating Health Behaviour Change is a skills-based course. Skills-based courses prove a knowledge and skills-base for assessment and intervention with people with AOD problems in various settings.
Students who've completed MEDI6140-Clinical Approaches to D/A Problems I are not able to enroll in this course.
Following successful completion of this course you will be able to:
Describe reasons for modest optimism regarding the role of expert help;
Identify a client's stage of change;
Demonstrate motivational interviewing/or compliance therapy strategies;
Describe research evidence concerning the effectiveness of motivational interviewing;
Describe compliance therapy strategies;
Describe brief intervention treatments;
Describe relapse prevention strategies;
1. Change during the life cycle
2. Change without expert help
3. Stages of change
4. Motivational interviewing
5. Compliance therapy
6. Brief interventions
7. Relapse prevention
8. Health behaviour change with cancer and chronic pain patients
MEDI6140-Clinical Approaches to D/A Problems I
Students must work in a setting (either voluntarily or paid) which allows approximately 7 days of clinical work with clients who smoke, drink alcohol or take other drugs. Mentoring will be required.
Modes of Delivery
Distance Learning : IT Based
Distance Learning : Paper Based
Email Discussion Group
Self Directed Learning
Self Directed Learning: for 6 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Email Discussion Group: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term