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Inspiring and Supporting Behavior Change:
A Food and Nutrition Professional's Counseling Guide

Ann Constance MA, RD, CDE and Cecilia Sauter MS, RD, CDE

C227
14 CPEUs
HARD COPY
New Edition in
Feb 2017

Book, 142 pgs & Study Guide with 1 Reporting Form, 35 pgs.
While many nutrition professionals have strong clinical skills, this program is designed to help deepen your abilities to inspire and motivate your patients to take actions that will improve their health and the quality of their life. If you have ever been frustrated by a lack of patient involvement in their self-care, this high impact program is for you.
More specifically it will help you:

  • Apply motivational interviewing techniques to help patients explore and resolve ambivalence and move toward change.
  • Assess the willingness of patients to make specific changes and plan approaches using the Stages of Change approach.
  • Master an easy to use goal setting method that you can implement immediately
  • Evaluate possible mental and emotional health issues that may need additional assessments and treatments before behavior change can be effectively addressed.
  • Evaluate low health literacy and cultural issues in self-management and implement strategies to effectively address them.

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C227F
14 CPEUs
REPORTING FORM
$30.00

Inspiring and Supporting Behavior Change:
A Food and Nutrition Professional's Counseling Guide

Ann Constance MA, RD, CDE and Cecilia Sauter MS, RD, CDE

©2012 Wolf Rinke Associates, Inc.

CUSTOMER COMMENTS

Regina M. Rider: “I love your courses and always get so much out of taking them--I always learn things that I can actually put into practice to improve the level of care I provide.”
Elisa K. Morris: “This is an updated approach to counseling that seems like it will be much more effective. Thanks.”

Elizabeth Goldstein: The information will help me to better counsel my clients and be a more effective dietitian.

Karen Dean: I really liked the format of the book. I found it to be very relevant information, and written in an easy style to read.

INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW

Welcome to the self-directed accredited learning program, Inspiring and Supporting Behavior Change. The program consists of a book (142 pages) and study guide (35 pages).

This program is designed to help reinforce the importance of counseling skills and enhance your ability to provide quality patient care. While many health care professionals, such as nurses and dietitians have strong clinical skills, this program is designed to help deepen your abilities to inspire and motivate your patients to take actions that will improve their health and the quality of their life. It will also provide you with 14 CPEUs.

To get the most out of this self-directed accredited learning program, it is suggested that you adhere to the following four steps:

Step 1: Review the objectives in this study guide.

Step 2: Read and study the Inspiring and Supporting Behavior Change book. Be sure to complete all exercises contained in the book. 

Step 3: Assess what you have learned by answering the questions contained in this study guide.

Step 4: Compare your answers to the answer key provided in this study guide. If you scored at least 80% correct you are ready to transfer your answers to the CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION (CPEU) REPORTING FORM. If you scored less than 80% correct, re-read this learning program until you score at least 80% correct.

After you have successfully completed the program complete the CPEU REPORTING FORM and
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Or mail to: Wolf Rinke Associates, Inc., 13621 Gilbride Lane, Clarksville, MD 21029,
Or fax to: (410) 531-9282.

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BEHAVIORAL OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this accredited, self- directed learning program, you will be better able to:

  • Identify differences between traditional care and chronic care.
  • Apply at least three ways within your practice or health care system to improve the management of chronic health conditions.
  • Implement the five step process used in the Empowerment approach.
  • Apply motivational interviewing techniques to help patients explore and resolve ambivalence and move toward change.
  • Assess the willingness of patients to make specific changes and plan approaches using the Stages of Change approach.
  • Use the WHAT system to help patients set goals that enable them to achieve lasting behavior change.
  • Evaluate possible mental and emotional health issues that may need additional assessments and treatments before behavior change can be effectively addressed.
  • Explain at least four ways patients can get self-management support.
  • Evaluate low health literacy and cultural issues in self-management and implement strategies to effectively address them.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Acknowledgments
Reviewers
Foreword
Preface
Chapter 1: Oh, No! Don't Tell Me I Have to Change!

Bob's Story
Reaching the "Unreachable" Patient
Success Is All in the Approach
Paul's Story: Similar Situation, Different Result
Forming Relationships
What's Next?
 Practice Exercises
Chapter 2: Patients Change…When We Change: The Chronic Care Model
The Scope of Chronic Health Care Demands
Supporting Self-Management
The Chronic Care Model
Health Care Systems and Chronic Care
Implementing the Chronic Care Model
Practice Exercises
Chapter 3: Empowerment: Putting Your Patients in the Driver's Seat
Jeff's Story: Part 1
Ana's Story
Comparing Ana and Jeff's Stories
The Empowerment Approach
Goal Setting
Practice Exercises
Chapter 4: Are Your Patients Ready to Change?
Transtheoretical Model
The Significance of Staging
Moving Through the Stages of Change
(Jane's Story: Part 1)
Practice Exercises
Chapter 5: Moving Your Patients Toward Change: Motivational Interviewing
The Origins of Motivational Interviewing
Efficacy of Motivational Interviewing
Basic Principles of Motivational Interviewing
What to Do When a Patient Clams Up or Spouts Off
Optimizing the Results of Motivational Interviewing
Jeff's Story: Part 2
Practice Exercises
Chapter 6: Putting the WHAT into Goal Setting
Fostering Confidence
The WHAT System
Jane's Story: Part 2
Review of the Goal-Setting Process
Jane's Story: Part 3
Practice Exercises
Chapter 7: When Patients Need More than Nutrition Counseling
Mental and Emotional Health Issues
Financial Concerns
Practice Exercises
Chapter 8: Building Long-Term Support for Patients
Options for Ongoing Support
Practice Exercises
Chapter 9: Other Issues to Consider: Health Literacy, Cultural Diversity, and Biases in Health Care
Health Literacy
Cultural and Ethnic Diversity
Identifying and Addressing Biases
Practice Exercises
Appendix   Additional Resources
Index

ABOUT THE AUTHORS

Ann Constance, MA, RD, CDE
Ms. Constance earned a Bachelor of Science in dietetics and a Master of Arts degree in exercise physiology from Michigan State University. She is also a Certified Diabetes Educator and a Master Trainer for the Stanford Chronic Disease Self-Management program.

Ms. Constance has worked in a variety of settings including hospital, cardiac rehab, outpatient and clinic. She currently serves as the Director of a community based diabetes program that works to strengthen diabetes care and support across a rural 15 county area. In addition, she acts as a consultant on a variety of health care projects. Ms. Constance has also worked as a seminar leader across the country and has delivered many presentations at state and national conferences and for community groups.

Along with Cecilia Sauter, Ms. Constance authored the book used in this course - Inspiring and Supporting Behavior Change: A Food and Nutrition Professional’s Counseling Guide. She also co-authored the Northshore Diet, a book with healthful eating tips and recipes for the general public, and has had several articles published in peer reviewed journals.

Cecilia Sauter, MS, RD, CDE
Ms. Sauter earned a Bachelor of Science in dietetics with a minor in clinical nutrition from Texas Woman’s University. She completed a Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition at Texas Woman’s University in 1994 and is also a Certified Diabetes Educator.

Ms. Sauter has over 17 years of clinical dietitian and diabetes educator experience. She has worked in a variety of settings including community outreach clinics, hospitals and as the coordinator for the outpatient diabetes education program at a large teaching hospital. She currently serves as the project lead in training nurses, dietitians and PharmDs in helping patients with chronic diseases set self-management goals as well as developing education programs on chronic disease management of heath professional staff. Ms. Sauter is an experienced lecturer, presenting educational programs in a variety of settings.

Along with Ann Constance, Ms. Sauter authored the book used in this course - Inspiring and Supporting Behavior Change: A Food and Nutrition Professional’s Counseling Guide. In addition, she has served on the board of the American Association of Diabetes Educators, acts as a reviewer for The Diabetes Educator and has been involved with other diabetes editorial boards.

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