Webinar: Effective Motivational Strategies for Health Coaches and Health Care Providers to Elicit Behavior Change Even When Time is Limited

Webinar: Effective Motivational Strategies for Health Coaches and Health Care Providers to Elicit Behavior Change Even When Time is Limited
Tuesday, October 6, 2020 - 12:00pm - 12:30pm

Health coaches and health care providers are often given a limited amount of time to work with their clients/patients. Although time can traditionally be a barrier to elicit lasting behavior change, Motivational Interviewing (MI) strategies to promote self-determination and lead to behavior change can be effective even with limited time.  The purpose of this continuing education session is to discuss the MI strategies of resisting the righting reflex, understanding your client/patient’s motivation, deeply listening to your client/patient, and empowerment. Additionally, discussion will focus on how to effectively employ these strategies when given a limited time frame.

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 Amy Cosimano Ed.D., RN, NBC-HWC

Amy Cosimano is an Assistant Professor and Assistant Dean of Student Affairs in the Creighton University Graduate School.

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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