Upcoming Webinar

The Art of Engaging Patients in Behavioral Change: Using Motivational Interviewing to Promote and Address Social Determinants of Health Conditions


Presented by:

Michael MacLean, PhD

Clement Nsiah, MSc

Karen Hall, MHA


There are 5 stages of change (precontemplation, contemplation, preparation, action, and maintenance) and after a patient’s stage of change is identified, health care professionals must implement clinical skills that will assist facilitate the patient’s progression. Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a framework designed by William Miller and Stephen Rollnick to assist facilitate patient progression. MI builds on the foundation of clinicians understanding of their role as health care providers in assisting patients move toward a state of action that can result in improved health outcomes. The webinar is centered on the type of MI training that has been offered, including an overview of MI and how it can be adapted to different public health populations, and the evidence of its effects.

Learning Objectives:

By participating in this webinar you will learn about:

  • The overview of Motivational Interviewing (MI) approach and spirit to best fit current practice settings and caseloads
  • The MI skills needed to help patients explore and resolve their ambivalence regarding health behavior change
  • MI skills on how to effectively respond to sustain talk, discord and change talk

Date:  Wednesday, March 21st, 2018

Time:  12:00 - 1:00 PM (EDT)

Fee:  FREE - NYSPHA members

$10 - non-members

1 CHES credit available

1 CPH credit available 

Space is limited, registration is required - 


Michael MacLean, PhD

Dr. Michael G. MacLean is a clinical psychologist who has been conducting training workshops on Motivational Interviewing for over 16 years.  Attendees have included fellow helping professionals in mental health, addiction treatment and prevention, health care, and school settings.  Dr. MacLean is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Buffalo State College.  He has also served as a Senior Research Scientist at the Center for Children and Families at the University at Buffalo.  Dr. MacLean earned a Ph.D. in clinical psychology at Arizona State University and did his clinical internship at the University of Indiana Medical School.  He was a postdoctoral fellow for two years at the Addictive Behaviors Research Center at the University of Washington in Seattle before coming to Buffalo.

Dr. MacLean’s research interests include the etiology and prevention of problem behaviors in young people, including problematic substance use, gambling, and credit card use.  He has published his work in the top addiction and prevention journals and has served on several editorial boards.  In addition to his research, he also collaborates with the Erie County Council for the Prevention of Alcohol and Substance Abuse on their Focus on Consequences for Adolescents prevention program and with Public Health Collaborative of WNY as part of the WNY Population Health Improvement Program.

Clement Nsiah, MSc

Clement holds a Master’s Degree in Biology and is currently pursuing his Doctoral Degree in Health Administration and Policy. Clement has experience in biomedical, cellular biology and population health research and analysis. Clement’s professional interests include data analytics and health policy advocacy.

Karen Hall, MHA

Karen holds a Master's Degree in Health Administration and is currently pursuing her Doctoral Degree in Health Policy.  Karen's professional interests include health policy and advocacy, systematic redesign and research.  Karen is one of the founders of the Western New York Healthy Communities Coalition and is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and NYSPHA Advocacy Committee.  


Past Webinar: 

"Having an Effective Meeting with Lawmakers"

View slides HERE

View the webinar recording HERE

(Please note: This recording will start on slide 11 due to technical difficulties) 


 Featuring:  Blair Horner, Legislative Director, NY Public Interest Research Group

Topics covered include:

  • Educating vs. Lobbying
  • Steps to holding a meeting (if doing yourself)
  • Tips for successful meetings
  • Meeting with staffers vs. the legislators
  • Do’s and don’ts of follow up



© New York State Public Health Association
Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software