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Motivational Interviewing: A Patient-Centered Approach to Elicit Positive Behavior Change

Course Number: 381


What characterizes MI is the particular way the skills are strategically used to help people move in the direction of change. Through the processes outlined above, Motivational interviewing uses a guiding communication style to engage with clients, clarify their strengths and aspirations, evoke their own motivations for change, and promote autonomy of decision making. Use of these strategies in the dental environment, allow clinicians to become effective advocates in the dental hygiene environment.