Webinar: Tools to Guide Clients in Envisioning their Optimal Well-Being

Webinar: Tools to Guide Clients in Envisioning their Optimal Well-Being
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 - 12:00pm - 12:30pm

When clients are seeking a health behavior change, health coaches and health care providers know how challenging it can be to change ingrained habits, set new goals, and commit to healthier behaviors. As a client’s intrinsic motivation increases, determination to reach health and wellness goals will improve concurrently. This continuing education session will provide an introduction to 3 strategies that can be used to assist a client’s in envisioning their optimal well-being

Designed For

Pharmacists, nurse practitioners, nurses, dietitians, health and wellness coaches, and other interested professionals.

Provided By

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 Vicki Bautista, EdD, NBC-HWC

Dr. Bautista is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies. She serves as a faculty member and the Assistant Program Director for Creighton University’s Master of Science in Integrative Health and Wellness. Additionally, she teaches both on campus and online courses in the bachelor’s-level Healthy Lifestyle Management program. Dr. Bautista has an EdD in Interdisciplinary Leadership and is a Board-Certified Health & Wellness Coach. Prior to working at Creighton, she was employed in a variety of health promotion settings including, non-profit, government, and research.

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).

Accreditation Statement

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.

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United States