LIVE WEBINAR: Applying Motivational Interviewing in Dysphagia Therapy

Thursday November 19, 2020 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm (EST)

Do you frequently encounter patients who lack the motivation to adhere to exercise programs, struggle to move forward with therapy goals, or inconsistently attend therapy sessions? Are you searching for ways to increase active patient participation in your dysphagia treatments? Are you interested in learning more about how motivational interviewing could improve your counseling skills as a dysphagia therapist? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, read on! This two-hour webinar is designed to walk clinicians through the basics of motivational interviewing (MI) and illustrate MI approaches with dysphagia-related cases. Clinical MI resources and access to the private Applying MI in Dysphagia Therapy (AMIDT) Facebook Group will also be provided to course participants.
LIVE WEBINAR: Applying Motivational Interviewing in Dysphagia Therapy

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Cost: $50 early early bird through 7/31/2020 $60 from 8/1/2020 until registration closes *Group rates available for groups of 10 or more and discounts offered for CSP customers.

Course Information

Learning Objectives

  • Compare MI's guiding style of counseling with directing and following counseling styles
  • Differentiate between sustain talk and change talk
  • Distinguish MI processes described in various dysphagia patient phrases
  • Classify the core interviewing skills of MI in dysphagia patient phrases
  • Identify ways to collaborate with the patient to develop and implement treatment goals


8:00 - Introduction

8:05 - Why MI in Dysphagia Therapy

8:15 - The Basics of MI

8:30 - The Four Processes of MI

9:00 - Core Interviewing Skills: OARS

9:20 - Sustain Talk vs Change Talk

9:30 - For Words to Actions: Evoking to Planning Dysphagia Treatment Goals

9:45 - Strengthening Your Patient's Commitment to Dysphagia Therapy

9:55 - Q and A

10:05 - Adjourn

Joining the Webinar:

You will find information on how to join and complete this live webinar in the course portal located on our Thinkific dashboard once you complete the course registration. One the day of the webinar please log in approximately 10 minutes before the start time to ensure you do not have any technical challenges. 

**The webinar will only be present at the time listed above. There will not be a recorded version offered**

**If you forget to log in and participate in the webinar, you will not receive a refund.**

Reporting to ASHA:

This course is offered for 0.2 ASHA CEUs (2 hours), Intermediate Level, Professional Area.

If you wish to have your participation in this course reported to ASHA, you must include your ASHA number when registering for the course. If you do not have an ASHA number, but you would like your participation reported to ASHA, type “ REPORT” in the field requesting your ASHA number.  If you do not wish to have your participation submitted to ASHA, type “NO” in the field requesting your ASHA number. Once the course post-test has been completed your material will be ready for us to submit.

If you have any questions, please email or call 877-390-1887.


If a course participant wishes to cancel prior to a course, submission in writing must be submitted 14 days prior to the course in order to receive a full refund. Refunds will not be issued for cancellations within 14 days of the course date.

Webinar Notice:

Successful participation in this course includes completion of the post-test with a score of 80% or higher, then participants will automatically receive a course completion certificate. If you would like to have your participation reported to ASHA, it must be indicated on the registration form. 

If you have any questions, please email or call 877-390-1887.


  • Megan Nosol

    Megan Nosol, M.S.Ed., M.S., PA-S1

    Megan Nosol

    Megan is a former medical-based Speech-Language Pathologist who holds a master’s degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Upon graduation from UNC's program in 2013, Megan worked as a clinician in the skilled nursing, outpatient rehabilitation, non-profit organization, and telepractice settings from 2014-2020. Her main areas of interest were head and neck cancer, neurorehabilitation, and counseling. With her additional master’s degree in Secondary Education, Megan uses her passion for teaching to instruct webinars and courses for SLPs, such as "The ARK-J Program Trismus Intervention Certification Course", “The Evolving Swallow: Managing the Effects of Chemo, Radiation, and Surgery” webinar, and "Filling in the Gaps: Missing Components of Dysphagia Education" course with Ed Bice, M.A. CCC-SLP. She enjoys helping others learn and found mentoring new clinicians one of the most rewarding aspects of her job as a clinician. You can listen to Megan's podcast episodes on Swallow Your Pride to learn more about important considerations when treating HNC patients (episode 8) or read about trismus intervention or using Motivational Interviewing as a counseling approach with dysphagia patients in Megan's blog posts on Dysphagia Cafe. Currently, Megan is a Physician Assistant student (graduating class of 2024) at Quinnipiac University in North Haven, Connecticut. Disclosures: Megan will receive an honorarium for this course from Carolina Speech Pathology, LLC. Megan has the following non-financial relationship to disclose: Megan is a board member of the Burgundy & White non-profit organization.