Foundations of Motivational Interviewing

Foundations of Motivational Interviewing is an online, application-based activity that teaches pharmacists the basics of motivational interviewing techniques. Community pharmacists can use these communication tools to help patients improve self-management of chronic diseases. Participants in this course will learn through practice scenarios how to perform key motivational interviewing techniques, such as using open-ended questions, affirmation, reflection, and summarization to elicit change talk. This course aims to help pharmacists enhance their practice skills and fill a critical knowledge gap.