DSA 2023 | 06/8/23 Grand Round | Helping Patients Thrive with Motivational Interviewing & Lifestyle Medicine

June 8, 2023

Clinicians often prescribe solutions for patients rather than inviting patients to partner with them to come up with ideas for health behaviors that they can change to improve their health.

Patients would be more likely to choose to begin a lifestyle behavior change, such as signing up for a Lifestyle Medicine class or program, based on their conversation with their doctor.

Target Audience

All DSA Kaiser Permanente Physicians

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Understand what motivational interviewing is and how motivational interviewing can help motivate patients to change behavior. 
  • Observe a short motivational interviewing role play between a patient and a clinician
  • Learn how DSA MDs use motivational interviewing and Lifestyle Medicine to enhance their lives and the lives of their patients.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
06/08/2023 - 12:30pm PDT
Event ends: 
06/08/2023 - 1:30pm PDT
Walnut Creek, CA
United States


Pankaj Vij, Medical Director Lifestyle Medicine Department,

Planning Committee Members

Pankaj Vij, Medical Director Lifestyle Medicine Department,

Karen Lush, Senior Health Educator


DISCLOSURE STATEMENT:  The faculty and planners for this activity, as well as the CME staff, do not have any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests or affiliations to disclose.

FACULTY & DISCLOSURE STATEMENT:  The presenter & planner(s) for this activity have disclosed that they have no relevant relationships with commercial or industry organizations (Commercial Interest). The CME Department has reviewed their disclosure information for the planner(s) and faculty for this activity and they do not have relationships that present a relevant conflict of interest. Kaiser Permanente does not endorse any brand name products.

ACCREDITATION STATEMENT:  The Kaiser Permanente Diablo Service Area is accredited by the California Medical Association (CMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CREDITS STATEMENT:  The Kaiser Permanente Diablo Service Area designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. These credits may also be applied to the CMA Certification in continuing medical education. Nurses may report credit towards the continuing medical education requirements for license renewal by the California Board of Registered Nursing.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
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