Introduction to Motivational Interviewing

This course is approved by the Florida Board of Pharmacy for 3 consultant recertification hours.

Program Details

  • Intended Audience: Pharmacists
  • Universal Activity Number: 0012-0000-21-031-H04-P
  • Contact Hours: 3.0 Consultant Recertification/General
  • Program Fees: $50.00
  • Dates Available: 02/15/2022-02/15/2025
  • Activity Type: Knowledge


The purpose of this course is to provide the pharmacist with an overview of motivational interviewing terms and techniques as a communication and counseling approach designed to help patients find their own motivation to make a positive change in their behavior. Motivational interviewing is a communication style that includes building patient rapport while actively listening and responding in a respectful and non-judgmental manner to empower the patient to reach their own conclusions about making a behavior change.

This course is approved by the Florida Board of Pharmacy for 3 consultant recertification hours.


Summarize motivational interviewing terms and techniques

  • Describe areas where motivational interviewing is utilized in the pharmacist patient care process
  • Review motivational interviewing skills versus traditional counseling techniques
  • Utilize motivational interviewing techniques to guide conversations regarding patient behavior

Disclosure Statement

The following speakers, reviewers, and planning committee members have disclosed that he/she has no relevant financial disclosures. No one else in a position to control content has any financial relationships to disclose.

Teresa E Roane
Department: Center for Quality Medication Management

Teresa E Roane PharmD, MBA, BCACP

Clinical Assistant Professor
Randell E Doty
Department: Pharmacotherapy & Translational Research

Randell E Doty Pharm.D.

Clinical Associate Professor

Schedule of Activities and Requirements for Successful Course Completion

Review the course material, receive a 70% or higher on the post-test, and submit a course evaluation

Additional Resources

Please review the resources below before registering for the course.

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