To teach primary care providers and medical students basic motivational interviewing techniques to motivate patients who are experiencing alcohol use, tobacco, and other addiction problems.
After completing this activity participants will be able to:
Use several principles of motivational interviewing with primary care patients
Compare the effectiveness of motivational interviewing to traditional medical approaches to counseling primary care patients with substance abuse problems
Select the appropriate principles, techniques, and basic steps of motivational interviewing to meet the specific needs of primary care patients based on the current status of their substance abuse problems
Apply motivational interviewing techniques in typical circumstances encountered in primary care with patients who have alcohol, tobacco, or other substance use problems