Facilitating Behavior Change (2nd Ed.)
Change is a complex process — and not just for your patients with diabetes.
As diabetes education continues to evolve from providing patients with
knowledge and skills to facilitating self-care behavior choices, diabetes
educators are faced with reevaluating their role and function in the
educator-patient relationship. There are greater demands on today's diabetes
educators to develop new skills and teaching strategies to better understand
health behavior theory, what motivates diabetes patients, what creates barriers
to change, and what strategies can be employed to facilitate behavior
Facilitating Behavior Change is an online course that
addresses the challenges today’s diabetes educators face and provides a solid
foundation of core knowledge that diabetes educators need to update or refine
their skills and strategies to deliver appropriate self-management training to
their patients with diabetes.
• Theoretical approaches to behavior change
• The changing dynamics of the educator-patient relationship
• Selecting and using person-centered communications skills and strategies
• Developing an appropriate facilitation style
• Understanding barriers to change
• Recognizing readiness for change in their patients
• Adapting skills and strategies for one-on-one and group sessions
Delivered in four easily-accessed online modules, this self-study course
• Module 1: Behavior Change and Diabetes Self-Management Education
• Module 2: Skills, Styles, and Strategies
• Module 3: Using Skills, Styles and Strategies to Facilitate Behavior Change
• Module 4: Identifying and Overcoming Barriers to Change
This interactive course reinforces learning with:
• Interactive exercises
• Audio interviews with practicing diabetes educators addressing the
challenges of facilitating behavior change in practice
• Video case studies
• Multiple-choice and short-answer quizzes with automatic feedback
• Pre-module self-assessments
• Post-module action plans
After completing this course, learners will be able to:
- Describe the value of using person-centered approaches for behavior change in diabetes self-care counseling
- List and describe the core counseling theories useful in providing person-centered counseling
- Demonstrate skills and strategies of behavior change counseling
- Match the appropriate counseling skills and strategies to the client’s stage of change
- Describe strategies to identify and manage barriers faced by diabetes educators to facilitate behavior change in patients
The American Association of Diabetes Educators is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. This educational program will provide 6.0 contact hours of continuing education credit.
AADE is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the California Board of Registered Nursing (CEP # 10977).
The American Association of Diabetes Educators, (AM001) is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). Registered dietitians (RDs) and dietetic technicians, registered (DTRs) will receive 6.0 continuing professional education units (CPEUs) for completion of this program. Continuing Professional Education Provider Accreditation does not constitute endorsement by CDR of a provider, program, or materials.
The American Association of Diabetes Educators is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This program provides 6.0 contact hours (0.60 CEUs) of continuing education credit.
ACPE Universal Program Number: 0069-0000-16-022-H01-P
Effective Dates: 3/21/2016 – 3/21/2019
Member price: $149.95
Non-member price: $199.95
Volume discounts are available and will be automatically applied at check-out when the desired quantity is selected.
• For groups of 3-9, a 10% discount is available.
• For groups of 10-14, a 15% discount is available.
• For groups of 15+, a 20% discount is available.
You will have access to this learning activity for a period of six months after you enroll, or whenever the activity's CE credits expire (whichever comes first).
CE Credit Information
This is a knowledge-based activity. Upon successful completion of the entire course and the post-test, learners
will receive 6 hours of continuing education credit and a Statement of
CE Credit Expiration Date: 3/21/2019