The key to success for any health coaching program is the health coaches themselves. Coaches need to have the
appropriate skills to achieve the desired behavior change among their caseload.
Mirroring a shift in primary care, health coaching has shifted from a traditional education approach to an integrative
approach that features a reliance on motivational interviewing (MI) [a client-centered counseling approach developed in part by Professor William R. Miller, Ph.D. and Professor Stephen Rollnick, Ph.D.], self-management techniques and even alternative and complementary approaches to elicit complex behavior change, such as that required by individuals with multiple health risks.
While traditional education is appropriate for acute, short-term conditions, this whole person approach elevates the member from a passive recipient of information to
an active collaborator in the coaching process.
During Passive to Partner: Integrative Health Coach Training Using Motivational Interviewing for Behavior Change, a
90-minute webinar on December 18, 2008, now available as an archive version, health coaching experts examined integrative health coaching -- how health coaches can benefit
from training in MI, self-management and even spirituality and healing. You'll hear from Dr. Karen Lawson, program
director for the health coaching track at the Center for Spirituality and Healing, the University of Minnesota and Dr. Ruth
Wolever, clinical health psychologist and director of research at Duke Integrative Medicine, on:
- Describe motivational interviewing (MI)® skills to improve health coaching outcomes;
- Describe ways for coaches to assess a client's readiness to change and to apply an understanding from the stages of change;
- Describe how the motivational interviewing skills provide a foundational framework for an appropriate health coaching interaction;
- Identify examples of motivational interviewing in practice.
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You can "attend" these programs right in your office and enjoy significant savings – no travel time or hassle; no hotel
expenses. It’s so convenient! Invite your staff members to participate.
Your registration fee covers one telephone line from your site. Include as many individuals from your organization as you
wish - there is no additional charge. Gather in a conference room and use a speakerphone.
HOW THE WEBINARS WORK:
The conferences last approximately 90 minutes with the last 30 minutes reserved for questions and answers.
No special equipment is needed; a toll-free number will be provided.
A week before the conference, you will receive instructions via e-mail on how to dial into the conference and access the
conference handouts. So be sure to include your e-mail address!
SUBMIT YOUR QUESTIONS:
You are invited to submit your questions in advance of the programs to ensure that your questions are answered. Please
e-mail your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than noon on
November 14, 2008. We will attempt to answer your questions during the conferences. However, time constraints limit the
number of questions that can be answered during the live Q&A so be sure to get your questions in early.
WHO WILL BENEFIT FROM THESE CONFERENCES?
CEOs, medical directors, disease management directors, managers and coordinators, health coach managers, health coaches, health plan
executives, care management nurses, physician executives and business development and strategic planning directors.
Cancellation Policy: To receive a refund, notice is required at least seven business days prior to the webinars.
With proper notice, fees are refunded minus a $40 service fee. No refunds are given for cancellations received with less than
seven days notice. The Healthcare Intelligence Network reserves the right to cancel or reschedule a webinar, due to