News & Updates – At the Doctor
LiveWell Greenville Motivational Interviewing Trainings
Dine and Learn Session at The Loft at Falls Park
An overview of, an introduction to and the opportunity to engage in motivational interviewing techniques. Dinner will be provided (Select Chicken, Fish, or Vegetarian during registration).
Pediatric Grand Rounds at Greenville Memorial Hospital, Toomey Conference Center
Overview and clinical practice examples of Motivational Interviewing
In-depth Motivational Interviewing Training at YMCA Greenville- Metro Office
In-depth learning and practice of skills with feedback from trainers. Lunch will be provided.
*Registration is required for all events
*Dine and Learn and Pediatric Grand Rounds are introductory sessions for basic knowledge of Motivational Interviewing
*In-depth Training intended for those was basic knowledge of Motivational Interviewing
All sessions will be facilitated by Dr. Stephen LaRowe. Dr. LaRowe earned his Ph.D. at Florida State University. He completed his post-doctoral training at the Center for Drug and Alcohol Programs in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). He holds a dual appointment as Assistant Professor at MUSC and as a Psychologist at the Ralph H. Johnson Veteran’s Affairs (VA) Medical Center. At the VA, he serves as Health Behavior Coordinator. In this position, he interfaces with Primary Care serving as a consultant and trainer in patient-centered communication, including Motivational Interviewing. Additionally, he is actively involved in VA research that examines the efficacy of Group Motivational Interviewing.
Sponsored by Greenville Health System and Piedmont Health Foundation
For additional information, contact: Sally Wills (864-373-3614; firstname.lastname@example.org)
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Pediatrician Perceptions of the LiveWell Greenville At the Doctor Toolkit
In the United States, childhood overweight and obesity is a growing problem associated with a lifetime of poor health outcomes. Health care settings provide an important opportunity for providers to message lifestyle behavior recommendations. Despite this ideal health promotion setting, a high percentage of health care professionals miss the opportunity to counsel patients. In response, in 2011 LiveWell Greenville launched the At the Doctor initiative to support local pediatric practitioners in their efforts to communicate healthy behavior recommendations. A toolkit was utilized to provide standardized body mass index (BMI) screening practices, practitioner training in motivational interviewing, and educational resources. The purpose of this evaluation was to determine physician perceptions of the At the Doctor Toolkit in improving their ability to communicate healthy behavior recommendations. The evaluation team developed a 12-question survey assessing demographics and physician perceptions regarding opinion of the toolkit, toolkit usefulness, and barriers associated with toolkit use. Results determined that of the 43 responding pediatric providers in Greenville County:
- 67% found most of the toolkit materials to be very helpful or extremely helpful
- 97% reported the toolkit improved the quality of BMI discussions
- >50% did not use Motivational Interviewing, but were interested in training
- Addition of other materials (caloric guidelines, material for older children, and information on recreational opportunities) may improve the effectiveness
Full PDF available here: Pediatric Perceptions of the LiveWell Greenville At the Doctor Toolkit