Motivational Interviewing with Patients Experiencing Substance Use Disorders: Part 1

February 11, 2022

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Target Audience

Primary care physicians, nurses, mental health professionals, substance use disorder professionals, or any clinic staff who support behavioral health services.

Learning Objectives

  • Apply the four fundamental processes of Motivational Interviewing (MI).
  • Learn MI strategies to prompt behavior change in individuals with a Substance Use Disorder.
  • Obtain practical ideas and plans for integrating MI into their daily work.


Case presentations are the core of every ECHO session. Each participant who chooses to present will gain access to unique feedback and questions from a wide range of peers and experts in an all-teach, all-learn modality during each ECHO session. The ECHO session facilitator will moderate the case presentation and discussion portion of every session to ensure all participants have a chance to engage in peer-to-peer learning.

To submit a case, download and complete the template form and email to

Series Description

Iowa is designated as a Health Professional Shortage Area especially for treatment and management of behavioral health disorders. The Behavioral Health ECHO program supports primary care providers in assessing and managing substance use and mental health disorders. The learning series will utilize the ECHO Model to train and support primary care team members, behavioral health professionals, and case managers in the treatment and management of substance use disorders, psychiatric illnesses, and associated co-morbidities, with the goal to help enhance integrated care in identifying and treating these concerns in their patients.

This will be done by disseminating evidence-based best practice care to improve patient outcomes in the form of didactic instruction and case discussions to enhance learning and improve quality of care opportunities. 

    Course summary
    Available credit: 
    • 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
    • 1.50 AOA Category 2­A
    • 1.50 CE Contact Hour(s)
    • 1.50 IBON
    Course opens: 
    Course expires: 
    Event starts: 
    02/11/2022 - 11:45am CST
    Event ends: 
    02/11/2022 - 1:15pm CST

    Laura Leone, DSW, MSSW, LMSW
    Integrated Health Consultant, National Council for Mental Well-Being 

    Ms. Leone has worked in the behavioral health field for more than 20 years, She has provided training and consultation on integrated care, mental health, substance use, suicide prevention, evidence-based practices, value-based payment readiness and other behavioral health topic areas.

    She has extensive experience in bidirectional integration, engaging primary care in mental health partnerships and in specific clinical treatment modalities. Leone has published and presented nationally and has held leadership, clinical, administrative, supervisory, research and publication positions at a Federally Qualified Health Center; in private practice; at an in-patient psychiatric hospital; and at McLean Hospital’s OCD Institute.

    Accreditation Statements

    • MD:  This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Iowa Medical Society (IMS) through the joint providership of Des Moines University (DMU) and the Iowa Primary Care Association. DMU is accredited by IMS to provide continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this live, online activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
    • DO: Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this program for a maximum of 1.5 AOA Category 2-A credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.
    • Nurse: Des Moines University is Iowa Board of Nursing approved provider #112. This live activity has been reviewed and approved for 1.5 continuing education contact hour(s). No partial credit awarded.
    • Other Healthcare Professionals: This live activity is designated for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.


    No ineligible company provided financial support for this continuing education activity. 


    The speaker(s) will disclose if any pharmaceuticals or medical procedures and devices discussed are investigational or unapproved for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Determination of educational content and the selection of speakers is the responsibility of the activity director. 

    Relevant to the content of this educational activity, the following individual(s) have no conflict(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.

    • Julie Baker, MPA, CHCEF - Planning Coordinator and Moderator
    • Kristi Barslou - Activity Coordinator
    • Bery Engebretsen, MD - Planning Committee Member
    • Nicolas Foss, MS, IADC, BACC, ICGC-II - Planning Committee Member
    • Nicole Gastala, MD - Planning Committee Member
    • Gagandeep Lamba, MA, MS, MBA - Planning Coordinator and Moderator
    • Danielle O’Brien, CRC - Planning Committee Member
    • Laura Leone, DSW, MSSW, LMSW - Speaker

    Relevant to the content of this educational activity, the following individual(s) have a conflict(s) with ineligible companies to disclose. All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.

    • Janice Landy, MD - Planning Committee Member, Intends to discuss the off-label use of products
    • Andrea Storjohann MSN, ARNP, PMHNP-BC, CADC - Planning Committee Member, Intends to discuss the off-label use of products


    The information provided at this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition. The content of each presentation does not necessarily reflect the views of Des Moines University.

    Available Credit

    • 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
    • 1.50 AOA Category 2­A
    • 1.50 CE Contact Hour(s)
    • 1.50 IBON


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