Motivational Interviewing IPE Preconference Student Workshop (A Joint workshop by UW–Madison Continuing Studies and UW CIPE) & IPE MI Badge
Through a joint workshop by UW–Madison Continuing Studies and the UW Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education, the Great Lakes ATTC Workshop on Motivational Interviewing Conference offered a student preconference workshop entitled, Building Skills in MI for Interprofessional Team-Based Practice: An Effective and Versatile Approach. This full day preconference workshop took place on Wednesday, August 9, 2023.
This interactive IPE Motivational Interviewing (MI) Preconference workshop created a rich learning environment for the reinforcement of the common processes of MI. An interprofessional/interdisciplinary team of facilitators bolstered participants’ confidence in the use of MI through introspection, small and large group practice, video, didactic discussion and modeling. Participants worked across professions to bring their respective training, expertise and anticipated use of MI to collaboratively apply the skills and style so they can take what they have learned and bring this training into their future practice. Motivational Interviewing is a communication approach that can be effectively applied in many healthcare professional settings. Healthcare professionals, in any area of service, are likely to encounter people who might be reluctant to embrace change in their behaviors, thoughts, and attitudes. Everyone on a health/social care team can benefit from learning and incorporating this skill into their interprofessional practice.
Additionally, participants in this preconference workshop earned an IPE Motivational Interviewing Badge. Earners of the IPE Motivational Interviewing Badge successfully demonstrated knowledge and skills of motivational interviewing through simulated practice and direct feedback of small and large group practice, video, didactic discussion, and modeling, as evaluated by a qualified UW Madison instructor, which satisfy the following learning outcomes:
- Discuss the importance of having MI skills and knowledge across a range of professions
- Define your own role in helping people resolve ambivalence
- Describe MI in the context of your profession and the interprofessional team
- Apply MI skills in interprofessional case scenarios