2019 NCSWH Pre-Conference Institute (May 22, 2019): Retention in Care and Medication Adherence: Using Motivational Interviewing, Strengths Based Messaging, and Evidence Based Tools

31st Annual National Conference on Social Work and HIV/AIDS 

 Pre-Conference Institutes 

Cost: $100.00 ( Pre-registration required) 

 May 22, 2019, 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Topic:Retention in Care and Medication Adherence: Using Motivational Interviewing, Strengths Based Messaging, and Evidence Based Tools

This highly interactive half-day workshop will use a combination of didactic education and interactive exercises. Instructor will teach the concept of strengths-based work with clients, the Motivational Interviewing skills and techniques most useful for building trusting relationships between the clients and clinic, some skills-building strategies for retention, approaches to avoid unhelpful/negative interactions and de-escalation tips with difficult patients, and medication adherence tools. 

Learning Objectives: Participants will…

  1. Recall the 1 statement you should consistently say to clients.
  2. Discuss the spirit of motivational interviewing and how it relates to retention in care.
  3. Explain the importance of affirmations and empathy in building relationship with HIV clients.
  4. Explain the acronym OARS and demonstrate its use.
  5. Explain the acronym LURE and its use as a fall-back tool when you and the client seem “stuck”.
  6. Explain how arguing with a client can create resistance and hurt the relationship.
  7. Demonstrate the use of “Elicit-Provide-Elicit” as a means of teaching the client new information about his/her HIV.
  8. Discuss how to address differences when you and the client are not the same (age, race, sex, gender identity, ethnicity, etc.).
  9. Describe how to use the 3 O’s for problem-solving with clients.
  10. Name the best words to use when you need to disagree with the client.
  11. List 3 de-escalation techniques to use with an angry client.
  12. Access the “Art Wall” patient education tool for teaching clients how ART adherence can help them fight HIV.

CE Credit Hours: 3.5

Collaborative Solutions, Inc. (ACE Approval #1548) is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. Collaborative Solutions maintains responsibility for the program.  ASWB Approval Period:  04/15/2018-04/15/2021). Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits.  

Social Workers participating in this course will received 3.5 clinical continuing education clock hours.

 

Marla A. Corwin

2019 NCSWH Pre-Conference Institute (May 22, 2019): Retention in Care and Medication Adherence: Using Motivational Interviewing, Strengths Based Messaging, and Evidence Based Tools

Marla A. Corwin is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Certified Addictions Counselor, Senior Level. She is a retired faculty member of 25 years at the University of Colorado’s School of Medicine and College of Nursing, with 15 years as a Behavioral Health Specialist for the AIDS Education and Training Center. Marla designs behavioral health education materials and provides training on Motivational Interviewing and Strengths-Based Work with Patients, Retention in Care and Medication Adherence, Patient-Provider Communication, Risk Reduction and Disease Prevention, Sexual History Taking, Suicide Intervention, Substance Use Disorders, De-Escalation and Grief and Loss. Marla spent 11 years managing an HIV clinic for injection drug users, and a number of years as a hospice volunteer. She is now enjoying her own business providing contract consultation and training at clinics, service agencies and departments of health around the country. She is a proud founding member of the Professional Association of Social Workers in HIV/AIDS.

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05/22/2019 at 8:30 AM (EDT)   |  210 minutes
05/22/2019 at 8:30 AM (EDT)   |  210 minutes This highly interactive half-day workshop will use a combination of didactic education and interactive exercises. The instructor will teach the concept of strengths-based work with clients, the Motivational Interviewing skills and techniques most useful for building trusting relationships between the clients and clinic, some skills-building strategies for retention approaches to avoid unhelpful/negative interactions and de-escalation tips with difficult patients, and medication adherence tools.