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    Evidence-Based Motivational Interviewing: Applications to Social Distancing and Face Mask Usage

    Posted by Bernadette Howlett, Ph.D. on Jul 9, 2020 9:00:00 AM

    Public responses to social distancing and face mask requirements as preventive measures against the novel coronavirus, SARS-COV-2 (the organism that causes COVID-19), hearken back to similar reactions to laws related to raising the legal age to purchase tobacco products, requirements to wear seat belts, bans on indoor smoking, and laws regarding motorcycle helmets. The reasons for resistance given by our patients when discussing preventive measures often center on the issue of autonomy. An evidence-based motivational interview (EBMI) offers helpful strategies to educate patients in a manner that respects their self-determination while prompting healthy behaviors.

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    Topics: Health Professions

    Jones & Bartlett Learning Author Featured in ASHA Article on PhD Programs in Communication Sciences

    Posted by Katie Hennessy on Oct 6, 2017 12:41:26 PM

    Ronald B. Gillam, co-author of Communication Sciences and Disorders: From Science to Clinical Practice, Third Edition, recently published an article for the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) entitled "ASHA Report: PhD Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders: Innovative Models and Practices of PhD Education." In the featured piece, Gillam discusses a report from the Academic Affairs Board (AAB) of ASHA following interviews in fall 2016 from "73 of the 76 directors of PhD programs in communication sciences and disorders (CSD) in the United States."

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    Topics: Health, Health Professions, ASHA

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