Adolescent-Focused Motivational Interviewing: An Interactive and Educational Introduction to Breaking Through Barriers to Positively Impact Change


  • Jennifer Salerno, DNP, CPNP, FAANP, Founder/CEO, Possibilities for Change, Ann Arbor, MI

Communicating effectively with youth requires a specialized approach. Research shows Motivational Interviewing (MI) is one of the most effective behavior change strategies with youth. In fact, MI has been shown to decrease substance use, reduce stress and risky sexual behaviors, improve eating habits, increase exercise – and even to reduce injuries and hospitalizations!

This interactive, introductory webinar was designed specifically for SBHC professionals dedicated to identifying and reducing risk behaviors among their youth populations. Through discussion, activities, and video this webinar introduces you to using MI strategies in real-world practice to improve your ability to identify risk behaviors, communicate effectively with youth and motivate them toward positive, healthier choices. More information will be provided at the end of the webinar on taking these introductory skills to the next level at the annual National School-Based Health Care Convention in June.

Click here to download an infographic with stats from past Adolescent Focused Motivational Interviewing (MI) workshops. For more information about the FREE motivational interviewing pre-conference workshop on Sunday, June 23, 2019, click here.

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