Motivating Health Behaviour Change
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; relapse prevention and Health Behaviour change with cancer and chronic pain patients.
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.
- Semester 1 - 2016
- Semester 1 - 2017
On successful completion of the course students will be able to:
1. Describe reasons for modest optimism regarding the role of expert help
2. Identify a client¿s stage of change
3. Demonstrate motivational interviewing or compliance therapy strategies
4. Describe research evidence concerning the effectiveness of motivational interviewing
5. Describe compliance therapy strategies;
6. Describe brief intervention approaches
7. Describe relapse prevention strategies
- Change during the life cycle
- Change without expert help
- Stages of change
- Motivational interviewing
- Compliance therapy
- Brief interventions
- Relapse prevention
- Health behaviour change with cancer and chronic pain patients
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. (Please note that this is not a placement.)
Online Learning Activity: Discussion board.
Written Assignment: Critique and DVD/audio demonstration
Online 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Self-Directed 6 hour(s) per Week for Full Term