Questions for Consideration

Ask yourself a few questions before getting started:

  • On a scale from 1 to 5, my current motivational interviewing skill level is _______ (1 meaning “very low skill level in motivational interviewing” to 5 meaning “very proficient in motivational interviewing”).
  • How often do I currently use motivational interviewing with my patients?
  • How can I use motivational interviewing more frequently with my patients when discussing weight?
  • Does my staff know what motivational interviewing is and how to use it in patient interactions?

 

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