Motivational Interviewing Skills for COVID-19 Conversations



11 am-1 pm MT 



Primary Competency

Communication Skills

Targeted Patient Navigator Knowledge and Skills for COVID-19 Conversations

This virtual workshop builds on the fundamental motivational interviewing concepts and basic skills learned in the Health Navigation Fundamentals course/Basic MI course. In this course, you will expand your skills related to the strategic use of MI and other communication skills when working with patients who are hesitant about following COVID-19 protective guidelines and/or who are vaccine hesitant. 

Workshop topics include:

  • A review of COVID-19 information relevant to patients making decisions about testing, treatment and prevention (vaccination)
  • A review of basic MI and other communication skills targeted specifically to common COVID-19 concerns
  • MI-spirited patient navigator conversations for Covid-19 vaccine hesitancy 

Audience: Patient navigators, health navigators and care coordinators working in clinical and community health settings 

Prerequisite: Basic Motivational Interviewing training (either through the Level 1: Health Navigation Fundamentals in-person training, Basic Motivational Interviewing Online course or Taste of Motivational Interviewing workshop

Registration Information

Due to funding, Colorado residents receive priority for this training. If you live outside Colorado, you will be placed on a waitlist.

Please ensure you receive a confirmation email. If you do not receive a confirmation, your registration was not processed.

Presenter(s) and/or Content Experts
This training will be presented by Kathie Garrett, Research Senior Instructor at the Colorado School of Public Health and trainer and curriculum developer for the Patient Navigator Training Collaborative. She is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT). Her expertise includes behavioral science research, counseling, Motivational Interviewing program development and training, smoking cessation and health and wellness program development.
Development Partner(s)
This training is offered at no cost to Colorado residents due to COVID-19 training funds from the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment. 
Prerequisites / Learning Level
Basic Motivational Interviewing
Technical Requirements
Webcam with microphone

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