Unit One: Introduction to Integrated Behavioral & Physical Health Care

Chapter 4: Patient Self-Management & Motivational Interviewing Techniques

Unit One: Class Four

Learning Objectives

1.4.1. Explain how self-management techniques engage the patient in their own care.

1.4.2. Describe self-management techniques in the development of care plans with the patient, their support network, and care team members.

1.4.3. Describe the four processes of Motivational Interviewing

1.4.4. List three indicators that patients are prepared to develop a change plan

1.4.5. Describe how providers can apply the self-management, motivational interviewing, patient & behavioral activation, and problem solving techniques to work with patients with chronic diseases.

Reading Assignments and Videos


Motivational Interviewing in Health Care: Helping Patients Change Behavior; Chapters 1 & 2, pgs 1-30 (copies to be provided of this selection only).

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