A Motivational Response to Contemporary Youth Health Issues . Bonnie Malek MS QMHP CDS III. A Snapshot of Youth Health Status. In 1988, 5% of American youth were overweight In 2008, 30% of youth between the ages of 6-11 are overweight Among adolescents 30% are overweight and 16% are obese
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Bonnie Malek MS QMHP CDS III
Many of the following mental health issues predate the onset of substance use in adolescents:
Most people that complete suicide:
Replicated with a variety of populations in numerous settings with multiple practices-describes essential ingredients for successful behavioral health outcomes
Because Motivational Interviewing impacts all of these areas by:
Pre-contemplation-The person is not seeing a need for change (May be due to lack of awareness, ambivalence or resistance)
Contemplation-The person is considering change but is still undecided
Preparation-The person has decided to change and is considering how to do it
Action-The person is actively involved in the change process (Motivational Interviewing Assessment Protocol; Section E. Teaching Tool No.5)
Maintenance-The person is working on maintaining the change(s) and integrating them into their lifestyle
Relapse-May involve small lapses or more serious ones. In most cases it can be a valuable learning experience and serve as a catalyst for renewed commitment (Motivational Interviewing Assessment Protocol; Section E. Teaching Tool No.5)
At your table, pick 1 person to be a student and 1 person to be a teacher/coach/counselor. The role of the rest of the group is to observe and provide supportive coaching on the following micro skills.
A student comes in to see you about a poor grade on his last test. You have had some ongoing concerns about possible marijuana use. Using the MI Skills (expressing empathy, developing discrepancy, rolling with resistance and supporting self-efficacy) and the micro skills or OARS, see how far you can go with developing trust and increasing the likelihood of having future conversations on more personal matters.