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Motivational Interviewing and Primary Care


April 3, 2017

In this Faculty Focus spotlight, Scott Glassman, PsyD '13, clinical assistant professor, psychology and associate director of the master's program in Mental Health Counseling, discusses how motivational interviewing can be of interest in the primary care setting and how it can be effective in helping patients manage their own health and wellness.


Motivational interviewing is an approach to counseling in which the psychologist and patient work collaboratively to help that patient make positive behavioral changes that support better overall health.

Scott Glassman, PsyD ’13, clinical assistant professor, psychology, and associate director of the master’s program in Mental Health Counseling, studies how motivational interviewing can be of particular interest in the primary care setting. In the latest Faculty Focus video, he discusses the four processes of motivational interviewing and how it can be effective in helping patients manage their own health and wellness.

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