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Behavioral Health Webinar Series: Out with the old, in with the new: Using motivational interviewing in health care settings

June 16, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Never in human history have we had more science regarding the impact of trauma and social determinants of health on patient health and well-being.  With these ground-breaking discoveries, top-down provider/staff centric interactions that rely on an authoritarian approach (i.e., lecturing) are not conducive to producing favorable patient outcomes. The science is clear that we must do better to facilitate collaborative and supportive health care. Therefore, it is imperative that we adopt a more supportive, patient-centered style of communication with our patients, which is a core aim of motivational interviewing. These concepts will be illustrated during this webinar via a case presentation.


  • Name common social determinants of health and adverse childhood experiences
  • Define the key components of the spirit of motivational interviewing
  • Delineate the core skills of motivational interviewing (OARS-I)
  • Explain the importance of the four principles of motivational interviewing

Featured Speaker:

Bridget Beachy, PsyD, a licensed psychologist and consultant, is dedicated to the integration of behavioral health consultant (BHC) services into medical settings. Dr. Beachy is currently the Director of Behavioral Health at Community Health of Central Washington (CHCW; FQHC in Washington state). Dr. Beachy practices as a BHC at CHCW and enjoys delivering clinical services to patients of all ages.  Dr. Beachy has experience training interdisciplinary professionals (e.g., BHCs, medical providers, nurses, senior leadership, directors, etc.) and students in integrated care. She has a passion for providing trainings internationally, nationally and at the state and local levels.

*A certificate of attendance will be offered for those attending the live webinar event.

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June 16, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Brooke Evans
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