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Motivating Loved Ones: How to Communicate Better and Work Together to Help Those You Care For Stay Active and Engaged

Presented by Elizabeth (Liz) Barnett, M.S.W, Ph.D.

This webinar provides family caregivers an opportunity to learn the basics of Motivational Interviewing, a proven method for increasing engagement. When practiced by caregivers, Motivational Interviewing can help a care recipient become more active and involved in their health and well-being.

Participants learn practical strategies to help encourage and inspire care recipients to be more physically active, participate in rewarding activities, improve their diet, tidy up around the house, and more, such as:

how to use the “explore-offer-explore” method for giving information

the benefits of asking permission before sharing their opinion, advice, or concerns

how to ask questions that can draw out a person’s reasons for change


Elizabeth (Liz) Barnett, M.S.W, Ph.D. has over 15 years of experience training and coaching individuals Motivational Interviewing (MI) skills as a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers. She has trained social workers, nurses, and case managers to name a few. Liz received her Master of Social Work from Boston University and her Ph.D. from USC’s Department of Preventive Medicine’s Institute for Prevention Research. She is a published co-author of two book chapters and multiple peer-reviewed journal articles on applications of Motivational Interviewing. In 2017, she developed an online training program to help people learn the skills of MI from home. She is currently working on a set of videos demonstrating MI around aging topics for family and professional caregivers. You can find out more at: www.drlizbarnett.com


Friday, October 23, 2020