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MOQC Motivational Interviewing Workshop

August 9, 2019, 10:00 am4:00 pm

- Free

Motivational Interviewing Workshop for Health Behavior Change

Presented by: Ken Resnicow, PhD

What is Motivational Interviewing (MI)?

  • A unique method of behavior change counseling

  • Encourages people to think about and verbally express their own reasons for and against change

  • Waits to begin action planning until strong, high quality motivation is solidified

  • Avoids direct attempts to convince or persuade

  • Promotes reflective listening and eliciting change talk

This free, skills-based, participatory workshop, will include:

  • An introduction to MI: Its spirit and essential strategies

  • Practice in reflective listening

  • Practice eliciting change talk

Ken Resnicow is the Irwin Rosenstock Professor of Health Behavior and Health Education at the University of Michigan School of Public Health and Professor of Pediatrics in the School of Medicine. His work focuses on designing and evaluating behavior change programs for a wide range of health behaviors including smoking cessation, weight loss, diet and physical activity, medical adherence, cancer screening, organ donation, and substance use. Much of his work, both interpersonal and electronic, has used Motivational Interviewing and is influenced by Chaos Theory and Self-Determination Theory.


 How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please email us at: or call: 734-232-0043

Is it ok if the name on my ticket / registration doesn’t match the person who attends?

If you will not be attending we ask that you change the name on your ticket / registration.  You can do this by contacting the MOQC team and we will be happy to update the the ticket profile with the new attendee’s information. You can contact us by email at: or call: 734-232-0043.


August 9, 2019
10:00 am – 4:00 pm


Ascension St. Mary’s Health Education Center
800 South Washington Ave
Saginaw, MI 48601 United States


Michigan Oncology Quality Consortium