June 14, 2018: MAVEN Project Educational Session, Family Practice: Motivational Interviewing:
The MAVEN Project is very excited to announce our upcoming Educational Sessions! As always, these sessions are presented via Zoom videoconferencing, and consist of 20-30 minutes of a presentation and 15 – 20 minutes of Q&A. Our volunteers are eager to discuss your patients, so please don’t hesitate to come with questions or cases you’d like to discuss.
Many if not most patients with chronic medical problems (diabetes, obesity, smoking, etc.) find it very difficult to adopt lifestyle changes that could significantly improve their health and lower their risk for poor outcomes. Motivational Interviewing is a technique that has been shown to be very effective in engaging patients to take charge of their health. This presentation is a brief introduction to some of the tools used in Motivational Interviewing.
Speaker: Dr. Peter Candell
Specialty: Family Practice
Presentation Title: Motivational Interviewing
Bio: After completing his residency in Family Medicine in 1985, Dr. Candell worked as a Family Physician for almost 30 years, primarily in Alameda, California. From 2010 to 2014, he also served as Medical Director for a large Medical Group in the San Francisco Bay Area. As an Assistant Clinical Professor at the UCSF School of Medicine, he has, for several years, been teaching small group seminars to medical students. In addition, he is part of an educational initiative with a group of Physicians at the Alameda-Contra Costa CountyMedical Society which focuses on Advanced Care Planning. Dr. Candell’s main area of interest is helping phsyicians learn and implement effective communication strategies with their patients, with a focus on: (1) Shared Decision Making and Motivational Interviewing, and (2) Advanced Care Directives and End of Life Care.
Please note, registration must be completed prior to the start of the event.