2012 -2013 Physical Therapy Series | September 2012 - May 2013
Program of Physical Therapy and UW-La Crosse Department of Health Professions
in partnership with:
UW-La Crosse Continuing Education and Extension
The Challenge of Behavior Change: Motivational Interviewing
November 10, 2012
8 a.m.–4:30 p.m. | Port O' Call, UW-La Crosse
$199, includes materials, lunch and refreshments
.7 CEUs or 7 contact hours
This full day workshop provides an overview of the application of Motivational Interviewing for physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, and other health care practitioners. Participants will learn communication strategies for eliciting behavior change by helping individuals to explore and resolve ambivalence to facilitate change for individuals often classified as resistant.
Debra Murray, Psy. D.
Education: Psy.D. in Counseling Psychology, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minn.; M.A. in Counseling and Psychological Services, St. Mary's University, Rochester, Minn. and B.S. in Psychology, Viterbo College
Clinical Credentials: Clinical Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC), Intermediate Clinical Supervisor (ICS), Prevention Professional
Professional Activities and Affiliations: American Psychological Association, Wisconsin Psychological Association (Board Member and Treasurer), Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers
Professional Interests: Praxis (integrating research into clinical practice), Motivational interviewing, Implementing effective training methods for students and professionals
Gwyneth Straker, PT, MS, served as a tenured faculty member and assistant professor at UW-La Crosse prior to her retirement in 2011, where she taught courses associated with professional roles and behaviors. Straker served on the WPTA Disciplinary Action Committee as a member and as Chair, chaired the Ethics Advisory Committee for UW-L andprovided expert consultation for the Wisconsin’s Department of Regulation and Licensing regarding ethical practice of physical therapists.