Moving People from Resistance to Willingness:

A Skills-based Motivational Interviewing Workshop

Do you counsel those who are constantly resistant to your efforts? Do they continue to throw excuses at every suggestion you make?

Join us for this highly interactive workshop to learn practical skills that can be applied immediately in any health or wellness practice. During the program enjoy demonstrations and discussions, and engage in a hands-on application of motivational interviewing. This evidence-based strategy has proven to help people take control of their own health, chronic conditions, and make significant lifestyle changes. 

Provided by Villanova University College of Nursing Continuing Education Department and the MacDonald Center for Obesity Prevention and Education.

Date: July 13, 2016

8:00 AM Registration

9:00 AM to 4:00 PM Workshop

Location: Driscoll Hall Auditorium
Fee: $89.00 
$99.00 - ON-SITE 

Nicholas D. Frye, LCPC, NCC, DCC

Jennifer B Christman, RDN, LDN

  All health professionals and coaches welcome!
  5.5 CPEUs for RDN registrants,  5.5 contact hours awarded to RN registrants, & 5.5 CECs awarded to fitness professional registrants.  

RD Breakfast Series

Sharing Secrets and Successes: 
Best Practices in Weight Management  

Feeling “stuck”? Looking for ways to boost your effectiveness in working with clients and patients on weight management issues? Need some new ideas to incorporate into your practice? 

During this breakfast program hear from a panel of registered dietitians who have made inroads into the obesity fight by using a variety of approaches and evidence-based practices. Panelists will elaborate on their clinical perspectives and successful strategies in helping clients and patients achieve lasting lifestyle changes. 

An exchange of ideas, problem-solving strategies and tips will round out the program. Join in the dialogue. Discover a few new ideas —and share a couple of yours! 

Breakfast provided compliments of SNAP Kitchen™

All health professionals welcome!

Date: September 14, 2016

7:30 - 8:30 AM Registration and Breakfast

8:30 - 10:30 AM Panel Presentation and Discussion

Location: Driscoll Hall Auditorium
Fee: $45.00 - Early bird (before August 15th) 
$50.00 - After August 15th
  2 CPEUs awarded to Registered Dietitians.  

For more information, contact Lisa Diewald, MS, RD, LDN, COPE Program Manager, or 610-519-7751

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ANCC Accredited Provider

In June 2013 accreditation was granted with distinction, the highest recognition awarded.

Villanova University College of Nursing  / Center for Obesity Prevention and Education (COPE) is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). 

CPE accredited Provider

The American College of Sports Medicine's Professional Education Committee certifies that Villanova University College of Nursing Continuing Education / Center for Obesity Prevention and Education (COPE) meets the official criteria for official ACSM Approved Provider status from (2012 - 2015).  Providership # 698849

ACSM Approved Provider

Non-Endorsement Statements

ACSM approved providership of this program does not imply endorsement of the sponsoring organization’s products/services.

Accredited status does not imply endorsement by Villanova University or ANCC of any commercial products displayed or used with an activity.

Continuing Professional Education Accredited Provide Status does not constitute endorsement by CDR of a provider, program or materials.