Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) Awareness 2022 Virtual Conference Series: Motivational Interviewing: Practices from the Heart

Wednesday, Jun 29 2 pm to 3 pm


Conference Series

Presenter: Antoine Douaihy, MD

Professor of Psychiatry & Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine,

Senior Academic Director of Addiction Medicine Services of Western Psychiatric Hospital, Director of Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship of University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Co-Director of Tobacco Treatment Service of UPMC, and Vice Chair, City of Pittsburgh, HIV Commission

This presentation will discuss the Motivational interviewing (MI) approach MI defined as an evidence-based collaborative, person-centered conversation style that strengthens a person’s own motivation for change and commitment to make a behavioral change. This approach is characterized by acceptance, empathy, and unconditional positive regard and, in turn, minimizes discord and fosters hope and optimism in clinical encounters.