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Motivational Interviewing

by Jonathan Fader, PhD
Presentation date: November 22, 2012
Expiration date: November 22, 2015
Approximately 1.5 hour

Dr. Jonathan Fader is a licensed clinical psychologist. He is an assistant professor of family medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and teaches in the Beth Israel Residency Program in Family Medicine in New York City. At Beth Israel, Dr. Fader is responsible for teaching and researching cultural competency and Motivational Interviewing (MI) techniques in healthcare settings. Dr. Fader has more than 10 years of experience as a motivational interviewing trainer and has participated in the "Training for Trainers" program, making him part of the nationally recognized Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT). Dr. Fader received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Washington in Seattle, where he worked with Drs. Mary Larimer and G. Alan Marlatt. He then completed an internship in clinical psychology at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center. In addition to expertise in motivational interviewing and cultural competency in healthcare, Dr. Fader has clinical and research interests in sports psychology, family therapy, clinical work with under-served populations, multiculturalism in patient-care, psychotherapy with Spanish-speakers, addictive behaviors across the lifespan, harm reduction and alternative medicine.

The University of South Carolina School of Medicine – Palmetto Health Continuing Medical Education Organization is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation:
The University of South Carolina School of Medicine – Palmetto Health Continuing Medical Education Organization designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Dr. Fader has disclosed that he has nothing to disclose.

Upon completion of this CME activity, the participant should be able to:
1. Convey familiarity with theory of motivational interviewing.
2. Learn basic motivational interviewing techniques.
3. Apply the motivational interviewing technique to working with your particular clients.

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