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FREE Educational Webinar: “Nutrition Counseling and Motivational Techniques”

April 23, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Thursday, April 23, 2020
Noon Mountain Time
Nutrition Counseling and Motivational Techniques
Jennifer Gill, RD, CEDRD-S
Director of Dietary Services




Please note: this webinar was originally scheduled for Thursday, April 16th but has been rescheduled due to technical difficulties.  Thanks for your patience and understanding.

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PowerPoint Handout

Post-test – for reference only


CE Information:

Center for Change has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6766. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Center for Change is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

Center for Change, provider #141861 is a continuing professional education (CPE) accredited provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) Activity #154080. CDR credentialed practitioners will receive one continuing professional education unit (CPEU) for completion of this activity.

This course has been approved by Center for Change, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #123302, Center for Change is responsible for all aspects of their programming.

This program is Approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval # 886558729-5340) for 1 continuing education contact hours.

AADE recognizes NASW, APA, and CDR as continuing education providers on the NCBDE list of recognized approved providers. The continuing education must be applicable to diabetes. Participants are responsible for contacting their respective state and discipline licensing boards to confirm acceptance of CE hours.

Center for Change is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Center for Change maintains responsibility for this program and its content.


Description of Presentation:

One of the main tasks of dietitians and providers is to meet the patients where they are and provide guidance along the path of change.  This webinar will review the stages of change, the principles of change and the provider’s role at each stage of change.  Specific interventions and tools that have been used at Center for Change and in Jennifer’s decades long career working with men and women with Eating Disorders will be introduced and reviewed.

Patients often receive the label of “non-compliant” or “unmotivated”, which impacts provider’s confidence and approach with their patients.  Prochaska and DiClemente’s Stages of Change Model has been a successful way to reframe these negative labels. The Stages of Change Model can be most helpful in contextualizing lapse and relapse in recovery for both patients and providers.  Understanding how different patients experience these levels of change and what they need most in those moments can lead to greater success and satisfaction for patients and providers and can take the pressure off of both feeling like failures in the recovery journey.

Learning Objectives:

Participant will be able to:

  1. Describe the dietitian’s role in the various stages of change
  2. Describe tools to assist clients in progressing through different stages of change
  3. Explain the core principles associated with stages of change

Training For:

Staff of Hospitals, Medical Centers, Mental Health Clinics, General Medicine Physicians, Psychiatrists, APRN’s, Psychologists, Counselors, Dietitians, Nurses, Substance Abuse Counselors, Mental Health Technicians for all levels including introductory to advanced.


April 23, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm