Motivational Interviewing:
Working with Vaccine Hesitancy

Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a client-centered, evidence-based practice goal oriented method for enhancing intrinsic motivation to change by exploring and resolving ambivalence, the struggle within.

With regard to immunization, the motivational interviewing approach aims to inform parents/caregivers about vaccinations, according to their specific needs and their individual level of knowledge, with respectful acceptance of their beliefs. The use of motivational interviewing calls for a respectful and empathetic discussion of vaccination and helps to build a strong relationship.


Numerous studies in Canada, including multi-center randomized controlled trials, have proven the effectiveness of the motivational interviewing approach.

Motivational Interviewing:
Working with Vaccine Hesitancy

April 28, 2021 - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm US Eastern Time
Online via Zoom
Instructors: Stephen Andrew & Kelley Barton Newkirk
Cost: $95

  • “I enjoyed the flow of the training. We were never sitting too long and just listening to the presenter but we were up and working with others which kept my interest and allowed me to practice what I was being taught.”

  • “I love what a trusting environment it was. Stephen Andrew is an amazing teacher and speaker!”

MI: Working with Vaccine Hesitancy (April 2021)

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