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R.E.D.E. to Communicate®: Helping Patients Change

Monday, May 18  |  1:00 - 5:00 pm
Huntington Convention Center | Cleveland
Requires Separate Registration & $495 Registration Fee

This course will introduce the principles of motivational interviewing. Participants will learn skills to effect patient health behavior change utilizing a relationship-centered approach to patient communication and applying the “Stages of Change Model”. There will be opportunities to practice these new skills in class. 

Physicians (MD/DO), Advanced Care Providers (NP, PA, PhD, LISW), Nursing professionals, Educators charged with developing/offering clinical communication program.


  • Identify opportunities to incorporate health behavior change counseling in patient care
  • Identify and demonstrate basic skills of motivational interviewing
  • Define the different components of the “Stages of Change Model”
  • Demonstrate the ability to recognize the patient’s stage of readiness for change
  • Apply counseling strategies specific to the patient’s stage of readiness for change


1:00 – 2:30 pmIntroduction & overview of health behavior change and MI

2:30 - 2:45 pm


2:45 -  3:45 pm

Simulations using SPs

3:45 - 4:45 pm

Integrated Case

4:45 - 5:00 pm

Conclusion & Wrap Up


The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education designates this live activity for a maximum 3.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Participants claiming CME credit from this activity may submit the credit hours to the American Osteopathic Association for Category 2 credit.


For more information or questions, please contact healthcomm@ccf.org

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