Society can have a significant influence on our health behaviors. Many health coaches know that society can both undermine and boost many of the health behavior strategies that are discussed during a health coaching session. Having a greater understanding of how we are connected and relate to the world around us can be very helpful for understanding which behavior change strategies can work for a client, and which will be more challenging to implement. The purpose of this continuing education session is to provide greater insight into the behavior change process by looking specifically at how clients connect with their social networks and beyond.
Pharmacists, nurse practitioners, nurses, dietitians, health and wellness coaches, and other interested professionals.
Creighton University Graduate School
Creighton University Office of Continuing Education
- Discover the connection between intrinsic motivation and behavior change
- Identify how social networks impact health behavior change
- Explore 3 strategies that can be used to assist clients envision their optimal well-being
- Describe Motivational Interviewing strategies that can be used to promote self-determination and lead to behavior change
This is a free webinar and is part of the Integrative Health and Wellness Fall Webinar Series: Eliciting Client’s Intrinsic Motivation.
Presented By Tom Lenz, PharmD, FACLM
Dr. Tom Lenz is Director and Professor of Creighton University’s Master of Science in Integrative Health and Wellness program.
His ongoing research interests include studying the social determinants of lifestyle behaviors that influence chronic disease risk and management. He is especially interested in reducing chronic stress through a combined natural science and social science approach. Dr. Lenz is currently studying the effects of these stress reducing methods in health care providers. Dr. Lenz received his BA in Exercise Science from Creighton University. He received his MA in Exercise Science from the University of Nebraska at Omaha and his MA in Medical Anthropology from Creighton University. He went on to complete his Doctor of Pharmacy and a fellowship in cardiovascular research from Creighton.
Integrative Health and Wellness Fall Webinar Series: Eliciting Client’s Intrinsic Motivation
This continuing education series will breakdown how to collaborate with clients to identify their intrinsic motivation based on interests, values, and self-exploration. The literature indicates there are different forms of motivation that can inspire healthy behavior change, intrinsic and extrinsic. Extrinsic motivation is driven by external rewards. While intrinsic motivation is driven by enjoyment of the task itself. Research has shown that extrinsic motivation only keeps clients motivated for the short term and shifting to intrinsic motivation increases the chance to achieve long term results (Teixeira, Silva, Mata, Palmeira, & Markland, 2012). Interestingly, the most fundamental fact about motivation is that human beings cannot be forced to change their behaviors. Hence, an individuals’ motivation to change is the most significant piece information a health coach or health care professional can use to guide healthy behavior change (Seifert, Chapman, Hart, & Perez, 2012).
Creighton University Health Sciences Continuing Education designates this activity for 0.5 contact hours for nurses. Nurses should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.
Creighton University Health Sciences Continuing Education (HSCE) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education (CPE). Connectedness and Relationality as Key Elements of a Health and Wellness Coaching Practice is accredited for 0.5 hour(s) for completion of all CE Sessions on September 22, 2020. Connectedness and Relationality as Key Elements of a Health and Wellness Coaching Practice is a knowledge-based activity.
Health & Wellness
This CE course is approved by NBHWC for 0.5 continuing education units (CEP #100067).
In support of improving patient care, Creighton University Health Sciences Continuing Education is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.