September 2019

How do I Help my Clients Make Changes to Improve Their Health? An Introduction to Motivational Interviewing for CHWs

Health and Well-Being

About this Independent Study

Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a respectful way of working with clients, and includes necessary skills for anyone who wants to help people to make healthy choices. When our clients make their own health care plans, they are more successful in changing unhealthy behaviors.

By the end of the training, you will be able to:

  • Explain why behavior change is hard;
  • Identify at least two skills to engage clients in a behavior change conversation;
  • Recognize reflective listening statements that may motivate clients towards change.

Who Should Register

This course is designed for community health workers and community outreach/education staff. Other staff who work with clients on behavior change will also benefit.

Registration & Fees

This course is free of charge.

Continuing Education (CE)

CHW Author: Jacki Hecht, Instructor #579

CHW Reviewer: La’Toya Swan, Instructor #487

This course provides 1.0 hour of CHW and CHW-I Continuing Education (.5 Communication Skills, .5 on Interpersonal Skills)

Cardea is approved by the Texas Department of State Health Services to provide continuing CHW hours in Texas, Certification #44 and continuing CHW-I hours in Texas, Certification #55.


Thanks to our partners:

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This project is funded with a grant from St. David’s Foundation

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