November 2013

Motivational Interviewing for Youth with Diabetes: Guiding Individuals to Make Healthy Lifestyle Choices

Join this webinar to reassess your motivational interviewing (MI) skills and their application to families with youths diagnosed with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. Find out how to better support this population in practicing healthy eating and exercise habits. Julie Michael, Ph.D. provides an overview of how principles of motivational interviewing (MI) may be applied to guide families of this population in making healthy lifestyle choices. This webinar will cover the behavioral needs as well as specific MI strategies for this targeted group. Register today!

Dr. Julie C. Michael

Dr. Julie C. Michael obtained a B.A. in psychology and a B.S. in Comprehensive Science from Villanova University in 2005. She completed a joint Ph.D. in Clinical and Biological/Health Psychology at University of Pittsburgh in 2012. She currently works at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC as an embedded behavioral health clinician within the diabetes program. Her clinical work and research are focused on psychosocial factors that influence adherence to diabetes and weight management.  

Title:            Motivational Interviewing for Youth with Diabetes: Guiding Individuals to Make Healthy Lifestyle Choices  
Date:            Tuesday, November 19th  
Time:            12:00PM - 1:00PM EDT
CE Credit:     1.0 contact hour, 1.0 CPE

The webinar is FREE!  Reserve your webinar seat now!

Upon completing this activity, the learner will be able to:

  • Discuss behavioral needs of youth with diabetes
  • Discuss principles of motivational interviewing (MI)
  • Discuss how principles of MI can relate to meeting behavioral needs of youth with diabetes

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Details on CE Credits
To receive a CE certificate, you must individually register online for the webinar, attend the full program and complete an online evaluation.

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Villanova University College of Nursing / Center for Obesity Prevention and Education (COPE) is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider (VN0001) with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR).

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