Ellen R. Glovsky, PhD, RD, LDN

Level 2: Motivational Interviewing for Health Behavior Change in Diabetes

Ellen R. Glovsky


This Webinar will provide an introduction to the spirit and techniques of Motivational Interviewing (MI), which is an evidence-based approach to helping clients explore and resolve ambivalence about change and, when ready, to plan for change. MI combines an empathic approach to clients together with powerful behavioral techniques that improve patient outcomes. MI uses strategies that will enhance the patient’s own motivation for and commitment to change. As a result, resistance is minimized, self-motivation enhanced, and behavior change is more likely to occur. This session will include a didactic presentation, as well as suggestions for further practice to help participant develop MI skills.

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Speaker Bio

Ellen Glovsky, PhD, RD, LDN is a Registered Dietitian and a past member of the faculty of Northeastern University where she taught courses in nutrition, public health, health behavior change, and Motivational Interviewing.   She is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT), which is the international professional organization of MI trainers, and conducts MI trainings around the country.  Dr. Glovsky also maintains a private practice in which she utilizes Motivational Interviewing and a Health At Every Size (HAES) approach in the treatment of eating disorders, chronic weight issues, and nutrition for the prevention of illness.

Ellen is an experienced presenter, trainer, and teacher. She has taught at the Boston University School of Public Health and conducted trainings for a wide variety of institutions, companies, and other organizations. She is especially interested in helping clients in making changes in their attitudes and behavior regarding food by examining the barriers that keep them from caring for their bodies, minds, and spirits. The goal of this work is to make peace with food.