Z Motivational Interviewing - Blended Course, Chicago

$ 290.00

Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
345 E. Superior Street - 16th Floor
Chicago, Illinois 60611

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Course Description: Often allied health professionals and nurses are challenged by their patients’ difficulty with committing to changing their behaviors. Clinicians struggle with identifying proven techniques to bring about changes in aspects of their patients/clients lives. Motivational interviewing (MI) is a client centered and directed style of therapeutic interaction that allows clinicians to collaborate with patients/clients to change behavior and manage illness. This blended course, will introduce the clinician to the Motivational Interviewing framework in pre-work activities followed by a one day in-person interactive workshop held at RIC. In the workshop portion of the course, clinicians and nurses will have the opportunity to practice the strategies of MI that can be incorporated into patient/client interactions within their own clinical setting.

Successful Completion:Participants will complete 1 hour of self study activities in advance of this one day course (earning 7.5 contact hours.)  These self study activities for the course will consist of a recorded webinar  to better develop the foundational knowledge that will be necessary for the in-person workshop.  After registering for the course, you will be notified by email when online materials will be available.   During the onsite portion of the course, participants must sign in and complete an online evaluation. 

Objectives: Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
  • Discuss motivational interviewing (MI) spirit including partnership, acceptance, compassion and evocation.
  • Describe the stages of change that are in the Transtheoretical model of health care behavior change.
  • Practice motivational interviewing strategies of open-ended questions, affirmation, reflection, and summarization (OARS).
  • Analyze patient care experiences utilizing motivational interviewing techniques

Lead Faculty: Linda Ehrlich-Jones, PhD, RN, CS is a Clinical Research Scientist, at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. Since 2006, Dr. Ehrlich-Jones has been a member of the Motivational Interviewing (MI) Network for Trainers and provides MI training to health care professionals, medical students as well as community health workers. Dr. Ehrilich Jones was the recipient of the K23 Career Development Award from National Institute for Nursing Research from 2010-2013:  She developed an instrument for measuring patients perception of MI in relation to physical activity with patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Dr. Ehrlich Jones has published over 20 articles including two articles on Motivational Interviewing.

    Audience: Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Speech Language Pathologists, Nurses, Physicians, Social Workers


    Physical Therapy

    This course has been approved by the Illinois Physical Therapy Board for 7.5 contact Hours (1 hours pre-work & 6.5 hours live). Approval #216-000069. 

    Occupational Therapy

    The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago is an approved provider for the American Occupational Therapy Association to offer continuing education in occupational therapy. This intermediate level program awards occupational therapists 0.75 CEUs or 7.5 contact. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. 

    Speech-Language Pathology

    This course is offered for 0.75 CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).


    The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (OH-362- 9/01/2017) is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Ohio Nurses Association (OBN-001-91) an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

    This CNE activity is being offered for 7.5 contact hours


    Financial – Both speakers receive honoraria for teaching this course from the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
    Non-Financial – Both speakers have no relevant nonfinancial relationship exist



     Rooms have been reserved at the Residence Inn Chicago Downtown / Magnificent Mile, 201 East Walton Place, Chicago, Illinois 60611 & The Inn of Chicago Magnificent Mile, 162 East Ohio Street, Chicago, Illinois 60611 

     The Residence Inn Chicago Downtown / Magnificent Mile is located 6 blocks from RIC. Please contact their reservations department at (312) 943-9800 or (800)331-3131 and ask for the RIC Motivational Interviewing course room block. The corporate room rate for the May course is $180.00 for the Studio with 1 king bed and 1 sofa bed (single or double occupancy) and the corporate rate for the June course is $209.00 for the Studio with 1 king bed and 1 sofa bed (single or double occupancy) and $229.00 for the 1 bedroom 2 room suite. The tax is *17.4%. Parking at the Residence Inn is *$60.16.  The Residence Inn provides a complimentary breakfast to their guests each morning of their stay. The corporate room rate will be available until April 15, 2016 for the May course and until June 2, 2016 for the June course or until the group blocks are sold-out, whichever comes first. 

    * *The rates for parking and taxes are subject to change without advanced notice.


    If you live in the area and are driving daily to the Institute, there are several pay lots in the surrounding area. The average charge is approximately *$33.00 per day. Two options for early-bird parking are as follows:

    Erie Ontario Garage
    321 E. Erie
    Chicago, Illinois
    Enter garage from Erie or Ontario Street.
    Please call for the current early-bird rates.
    Parking validation is not available to RIC Academy course participants.

    680 N. Lake Shore Drive Parking Garage
    680 N. Lake Shore Drive
    Chicago, Illinois
    Garage entrance is at the corner of Huron Street and Lake Shore Drive.
    Please call for the current early-bird rates.

    Please be aware that street parking is metered and very limited.

    * The rates for parking and taxes are subject to change without advanced notice.
    ** The valet parking at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago is not available to RIC Academy course participants.