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Re: Continuing Education at UNM - Health Care Careers

For more information contact: Marcia Stevenson at 277-6025 orhhs@dce.unm.edu.

Enhance your communication skills! Motivational interviewing is a unique style of communication that has demonstrated success with very resistant clients, such as those recovering from drug and alcohol addiction. More recent adaptations of this approach to medical settings have been effective in improving a wide range of problem behaviors, including physical inactivity. This motivational approach is well suited to the daily practice of a busy clinic, where improved patient compliance is a priority. Skillful application by a clinician provides a platform for patients to follow a healthful treatment plan instead of exhibiting resistance. Consequently, clinical consultations are not only more effective, but also less frustrating to the provider.

Motivational Interviewing for Health Care Professionals, Saturdays, May 31-June 28 from 9am-1pm at UNM Continuing Education, 1634 University Blvd NE. Cost is $269. For information call 277-6025. To register or to request a catalog, call 277-0077 or visit our web site at dce.unm.edu.

For over 75 years, Continuing Education at UNM has served as the Lifelong Learning Center for students, working adults, business and community partners throughout New Mexico. The diverse program offerings include computer and professional training, personal enrichment classes, travel opportunities, and educational conferences. Continuing Education at UNM is committed to the development of innovative educational alternatives for those who love to teach and learn here in New Mexico.