Foundations of Motivational Interviewing Program
This introductory Strong4Life Motivational Interviewing (MI) Training sets the foundation for all the trainings we offer to clinicians. This training is designed to help clinicians initiate effective conversations with patient families about the Strong4life Healthy Habits, at any visit. The resources below are designed to be used in conjunction with the MI skills learned in the training to help families start driving sustainable behavior change. This training is approved for CME, MOC Part II and RD continuing education.
Why participate in the Foundations of Motivational Interviewing program?
In addition to learning about evidenced-based strategies to help patients drive sustainable behavior change, trained clinicians will have the option to order patient resources, at no cost to the practice.
All resources are available in English and Spanish, including:
Healthy Habits handouts: Use these handouts for patient families who want to make healthy lifestyle changes.
Child and adolescent assessments and goal sheet: Use these materials to help start positive conversations about a patient’s current lifestyle and talk about how you can help guide them toward making healthier choices.
BMI poster: Use this poster to help start productive conversations about any patient’s weight.
Who should take Motivational Interviewing Training?
All healthcare clinicians in Georgia who are working with families and children (of all ages) to address healthy behaviors are welcome to participate in the training.
This includes (but is not limited to): physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, registered dietitians and registered nurses.
Upcoming training events
Register now for a live, virtual training (offered each month).
Strong4life also offers free private virtual or in-person trainings for practices, conferences, students’ programs and more. If you are interested in scheduling a private training or have questions about the program, emails us at Strong4lifeprovider@choa.org.
Continuing Medical Education (CME)
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta is accredited by the Medical Association of Georgia to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Children’s designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Part II
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the activity, with individual assessments of the participant and feedback to the participant, enables the participant to earn 2.0 MOC part II points in the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABP MOC credit.
Stark Law Disclaimer
In order for Children’s to meet Stark Law regulatory requirements that allow Children’s to provide a limited amount of non-monetary compensation to physicians, we must note your participation in this CME activity at a value of $25 per credit hour. This amount will be applied to your non-monetary compensation allowance. No action is required on your part and you will be notified if you are nearing the limit by the physician education team. The total non-monetary compensation allowed for 2023 is $489.