Fees: $160
CPE Units: 25

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Learning Needs


This book explains the proven, popular counseling approach, Motivational Interviewing (MI), and shows how to integrate it into present counseling interactions with clients. MI offers tools to help clients work through ambivalence and avoid quick-fixes and overcome barriers to change and maintain healthier habits. Sample dialogues show specific ways to improve conversations on movement and planning and eating better. “This book fills a void in the education of nutrition …professionals. Even the most experienced professional will find useful ideas to apply in practice.” Molly Kellogg, RDN, LCSW, private practice, Philadelphia, PA


** Note: Several options are available for this product. Prices vary from $105 to $160 depending on number of credits (15 or 25) desired and testing format. **

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion, the users will be able to:

1. List and discuss the uniqueness of each stage of the five Stages of Change identified in Motivational Interviewing therapy.

2. More accurately identify each patient’s or client’s motivation to change and individualize the counseling conversation to meet the person where he or she is currently.

3. Help patients move from sustain talk or ambivalence to action.

4. Advise patients and clients better on nutrition information geared for their needs to more successfully change and maintain behaviors related to food and fitness.

Why we chose this book

This topic is a major emerging addition to counseling strategies in health care fields. The authors are highly qualified and experienced.

About the Author

Dawn Clifford, PhD, RDN, is Associate Professor and Director of the Didactic Program in Dietetics in the Department of Nutrition and Food Science at California State University, Chico. Laura Curtis, MS, RDN, is Director of Nutritional Services at Glenn Medical Center in Willows, CA.

Recommended for…

  • Registered Dietitian (RD/RDN)
  • Dietetics Technician Registered (DTR/NDTR)
  • Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE)
  • Registered Nurse (RN)
  • Integrative & Functional Nutrition Academy Professional


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Provider Information

Helm Publishing

Kathy King
CDR Accredited

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