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Facilitating Behavior Change: Energizing Healthier Living for the Long Term with Jennifer La Guardia, Ph.D.

  • 14 Nov 2015
  • 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM (PST)
  • Louise Lowry Davis Center 1232 De La Vina St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

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The Santa Barbara County Psychological Association presents the following for Professional Continuing Education program for Psychologists, LCSW’s, and MFT’s:


Facilitating Behavior Change: Energizing Healthier Living for the Long Term 


Jennifer La Guardia, Ph.D. 
University of California, Santa Barbara


Saturday November 14th 2015, 9am to 12:15pm

at
The 
Louise Lowry Davis Center
1232 De La Vina Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

 

Description: 


What gets people to make a behavior change? What helps them to sustain changes over the long term? These are essentially questions of motivation. This presentation is designed to help health care practitioners learn more about how the science of motivation can inform practice. Specifically we will focus on Self-determination Theory (SDT; www.selfdeterminationtheory.org), one of the leading psychological theories on motivation that is backed by over 40 years of empirical research. SDT provides a powerful framework for understanding the different motivations that drive behavior and provides guidelines for how to optimize client motivations to support their personal well-being. SDT has shaped successful, cutting-edge healthcare interventions that help clients improve their psychological health as well as change their health behaviors (e.g., lose weight, improve diet and physical activity, quit smoking, reduce stress and increase vitality). We will review the evidence of the success of the SDT approach in motivating both the initiation and maintenance of health behavior change and we discuss how to begin to integrate this approach into clinical practice.


Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize the different motives that drive people’s health behaviors

  •  Discuss how different motives affect the initiation and maintenance of behavior change.

  •  Describe the basics of SDT motivational principles and the intervention framework

  •  Explain why SDT provides a powerful framework for helping clients cultivate value for important health behaviors, create meaningful goals, and improve long term outcomes. 


Continuing Education Credit Approved For:


Psychologists:  This course meets the qualifications for 3 hours of continuing education credit as required by the California Psychological Association Chapter Membership.  The California Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for Psychologists.  CPA maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.


LCSW/MFT: SBCPA is an approved provider of continuing education for the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (PCE 5413) This course meets the qualification of 3 hours of continuing education credit for MFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.


Important Notice: Those who attend the workshop and complete the CPA evaluation form will receive 3 continuing education credits. Please note that APA CE rules require that we only give credit to those who attend the entire workshop. Those arriving more than 15 minutes after the start time or leaving before the workshop is completed will not receive CE credits.




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