Applying Brief Motivational Interviewing in Healthcare Settings

APA Clinician's Corner

April 20, 2018

Washington, D.C.

The APA Office of Continuing Education in Psychology (CEP) offers monthly Clinician's Corner workshops that feature leading practitioners and scholars working in key areas of professional practice. Participants have the opportunity to interact with the presenter. All workshops include CE credits. You can attend two ways: 

  • Live webcast.
  • On-site (in person at the APA building, 750 First St. NE, Washington, D.C.) Space in limited. To enroll call (800) 374-2721, ext. 5991 or complete the enrollment form (PDF, 40KB). 

When: Friday, April 20, 2018
Time: 1-4 p.m. ET
CE credits: 3

Motivational Interviewing (MI) is an evidence-based conversational style that enhances a person’s readiness for positive changes. It has been increasingly used in healthcare settings to help strengthen patients’ sense of importance and confidence in making healthy choices, which can include physical activity, nutrition, medication adherence, appointment attendance, smoking cessation and use of preventive services.  This workshop will introduce participants to adaptations of MI that fit well within brief consultations (10-15 minutes), addressing key practice tips that span the relational and technical sides of this style.

  • Identify obstacles to good listening and behavior change in healthcare contexts
  • Define and give examples of MI spirit as it can be cultivated in brief consultation in primary care settings
  • Describe the stages in the 4-process model for brief consultation and the primary use of OARS in each process


Scott Glassman, PsyD

Glassman is a licensed Pennsylvania psychologist, clinical assistant professor and associate director of the MS program in mental health counseling at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM).  He earned his doctorate from PCOM in clinical psychology and currently directs the group wellness program in PCOM’s department of family medicine. Glassman also developed a "Motivational Interviewing Standardized Patient" training program at PCOM that helps medical students more effectively address health behavior change. He joined the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers in 2012 and continues to offer MI coaching, lectures, and workshops regionally and nationally.  


Live webcast and on-site workshop fees: 

Member: $65; Nonmember: $80