Date & Time
Monday, October 24, 2022, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
411 Supporting Behavior Change in the Face of Resistance*

Supporting individuals while they work to change dangerous and risky behaviors is challenging. Working with individuals who cannot see the risks associated with their actions is even more difficult. Both require an understanding of how behaviors are supported by the environment as well as the individual's internal experiences. In this session, we will move beyond behavior theory to theories of motivation and change in order to understand how we can support transformation in others. It is about more than education and consequences; it is about appreciating the struggle within the individual and working with ambivalence to set the stage for contemplating change. Practical strategies and the role of each individual provider within the larger health care team will be discussed.

Educational Objectives

  • Examine how behavior is supported by triggers and rewards
  • Explore theories of motivation and change
  • Describe practical strategies for supporting individuals in appreciating the need to change and taking steps toward change

Level Basic