Exhibit Opportunity 2020 | Motivational Interviewing Training

June 12 and June 19, 2020 | 8:00 am -12:00 pm

Target Audience

This workshop is for nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, staff nurses, school nurses, social workers, psychologists, case managers, physicians, physician assistants, occupational therapists, physical therapists, health educators and other interested healthcare professionals.



Patient decisions about changing health-related behaviors are complicated. Research indicates that passively receiving medical information and advice alone does not result in lasting behavior change. Furthermore, health professionals become frustrated when patients respond with resistance or apathy and do not make healthy choices. What reduces patient resistance and increases the chance of positive outcomes? Motivational Interviewing (MI) is an evidence-based communication style that has been shown to have a dramatic effect on patient outcomes. MI creates a partnership between health professionals and their patients, enabling them to work together as “co-experts” towards shared goals.

  • MI helps people identify their own motivation for making lifestyle changes.
  • MI is the opposite of telling people what to do and how to do it.
  • MI activates discussion about change and minimizes talk about being stuck in unhealthy habits.
  • MI involves specific, measurable skills designed to create effective interactions

This workshop provides practical skills for engaging people in the process of change and guiding them to find solutions. Teaching methods include lecture, demonstration, discussion, skill development and case study analysis. Dr. Tillman will be using examples relevant to COVID-19, and helping patients prioritize multiple health concerns.

Expected Audience

100-150 attendees

Additional Information

Course summary

This training will be split up to two half-days. You must participate both days to receive credit.

  • Friday, June 12, 2020 at 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Friday, June 19, 2020 at 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Program schedule coming soon...

Online Webinar
Seattle, WA
United States
  • SPEAKER: Jonnae Tillman

Jonnae Tillman is in her 19th year as a trainer, researcher, and consultant in Motivational Interviewing (M.I.). and is a member of MINT (Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers), an international organization committed to research, training, and practice. Dr. Tillman is the former Clinical Director of University of Washington’s Innovative Projects Research Group (IPRG), where she provided M.I. training, supervision and fidelity adherence for research with military personnel/adult/adolescent marijuana dependence and alcohol abuse. Jonnae has also written online CE courses for M.I. and Type 2 Diabetes Primary Care. Jonnae received her DNP (Doctor of Nursing Practice/Psychiatric MSN) from Seattle University, as well as undergraduate degrees in psychology and addiction medicine. She has trained and coached emergency department practitioners at NYU/Bellevue Hospital, Miami’s Jackson Memorial, and Massachusetts General in Boston in brief intervention with patients having multiple opioid overdoses. Dr. Tillman also teaches M.I. as a faculty member at Seattle University’s graduate nurse practitioner program. She now designs trainings for Nurse Family Partnership, Washington State Department of Corrections, Migrant Head Start, and domestic violence prevention agencies.


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