Essentials - Motivational Interviewing
Motivational Interviewing is a psychotherapy which helps individuals understand and manage their reluctance to change behavior. Overcoming this resistance is a fundamental step in helping individuals with a substance use disorder begin the process of recovery.
Substance Use Disorders are one of the major medical disorders whether measured in personal, economic, or epidemiologic terms. All physicians will encounter patients with substance use disorders and primary care providers are the gateway to both initial treatment and subsequent referrals to specialists. This CME will provide participants with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to discuss substance use disorders with their patients and make informed treatment plans and referrals.
1. Learn the basic elements of Motivational Interviewing.
2. Engage the topic through video examples which will reinforce key concepts.
R. Gregory Lande, DO, FAOAAM
R. Gregory Lande, DO is a past president of the AOAAM.
Dr. Lande retired from active duty military service and now practices psychiatry at Walter Reed National Military
Medical center in Bethesda, MD.
He is the author of over 100 articles, chapters, and books.
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