Motivational Interviewing in Health Care (CHES)

Motivational Interviewing in Health Care (CHES)

Helping Patients Change Behavior

This course is only for CHES practitioners.

Good advice alone is not enough when it comes to helping patients manage chronic and acute conditions and make healthier choices in such areas as diet, and preventive care. “This indispensable book shows how to use MI techniques to transform conversations about change. Even the briefest clinical interaction can serve to build trust, clarify patients' goals as well as reasons for ambivalence, and guide them to take positive steps. Vivid sample dialogues, tips, and scripts illustrate ways to incorporate this evidence-based approach into diverse health care settings.”

New to This Edition

  • Restructured around the four processes of MI (engaging, focusing, evoking, and planning).
  • Incorporates lessons learned from the authors' ongoing clinical practice and practitioner training workshops.
  • Chapters on advice-giving, brief consultations, merging MI with assessment, MI in groups, and
  • Making telehealth consultations more effective.


Whether you are a health care professional-in-training or an experienced practitioner, this book is for you! The second edition is chock-full of information on current everyday challenges in a busy practice, including weight loss, addressing multiple behavior changes, working with hostile patients, and using MI remotely. This book can help you rediscover the joys of clinical work and prevent burnout by using MI to create more satisfying, efficient, and effective patient conversations. — Melanie A. Gold, DO, DMQ, Professor of Pediatrics and Population and Family Health, Columbia University Irving Medical Center

As an internist, when I first learned MI, a colleague suggested that I try it with patients who had uncontrolled diabetes or hypertension, the bread and butter of my practice. Only then did I see the opportunity to sprinkle MI into every primary care interaction. This wonderful book provides scenarios relevant to diverse medical specialties and settings, helping clinicians to immediately apply the spirit, processes, and powerful skills of MI. — Damara Gutnick, MD, Departments of Family and Social Medicine; Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences; and Epidemiology and Population Health, The Albert Einstein College of Medicine

10-Hour Program I.D. #114228_MIHC2   CHES 4 Hours / MCHES 6 Hours

William Miller, PhD, Stephen Rollnick, PhD, Christopher Butler, MD
Course Expiration Date: Apr-22-2027
Course Performance Indicators: 2.1.4, 8.3.5, 9.6.1, 9.6.7, 9.6.9
Product Name

Book Only (2870)

Regular price $35.00 $35.00

10 CE Online Test (2871CHES)

Regular price $105.00

10 CE Book & Online Test (2872CHES)

Regular price $135.00

Book Details

Author William Miller, PhD, Stephen Rollnick, PhD, Christopher Butler, MD
Year Published 2022
Edition 2nd
Publisher The Guilford Press
ISBN 978-1-4625-50371
Format Paperback
Page Count 216
CDR Activity Numbers
  • 10 CE Online Test: 182798
  • 10 CE Book & Online Test: 182798

Course Objectives

RDN CPE Level: 1, 2, & 3

CPE Type: 740 for Web-based/Online Tests

CHES Competencies - 4 CHES Hours

1.3.3 Identify the social, cultural, economic, political,
and environmental factors that impact the health and health literacy of the priority populations

2.4.3 Address factors that influence implementation

MCHES Competencies - 6 MCHES hours

3.1.4 Establish training protocol

4.2.3 Use a logic model and/or theory for research

4.2.8 Adopt, adapt and/or develop instruments for collecting data

Upon successful completion, the users will be able to:

  1. Describe five basic tenants or strategies used in
    motivational interviewing in health and social care.
  2. Define change talk and give two examples.
  3. Define and explain the importance of the following words as they apply to motivational interviewing: open-ended questions, empathy, listening statement, affirmation, engaging, signposting, and agenda-mapping.
  4. Explain the purpose of asking the patient’s permission to offer a suggestion or therapy idea.
  5. Describe two reasons why patient-centered and patient-driven care and counseling will produce more successful outcomes than traditional medical/nutritional counseling advice.

Recommended For...

Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES)

Why We Chose This Book

This topic is a major emerging addition to counseling strategies in health care fields. The authors are highly qualified and experienced.

About the Author

William Miller, PhD, is Emeritus Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry at the University of New Mexico.

Stephen Rollnick, PhD, is Honorary Distinguished Professor in the School of Medicine at Cardiff University, Wales, UK.

Christopher Butler, MD, is Professor of Primary Care at the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences. University of Oxford, UK.