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Activity Dates: 05/16/2019 - 04/07/2022

Target Audience

This course is designed for pharmacists, nurse practitioners or other health care professionals involved in the comprehensive medication management of psychiatric and/or neurological patients.

Session Summary

Motivational Interviewing (MI) techniques are a patient-centered approach to increase behavior change by stimulating a patient’s internal motivation to change, which can target ambivalence related to medication. Evidence regarding MI is mixed, with trials demonstrating no improvement in adherence in non-adherent patients with a prior psychotic relapse, but decreased hospitalization rates in select populations. Currently, trials are being conducted to clarify the benefit of MI in the treatment of other conditions including but not limited to patients living with mental illness. It is suggested that MI skills should continue to be reinforced to ensure high fidelity of the skills to optimize their potential benefit to patients.

Course Requirements

You will proceed through the following steps to satisfactorily complete this course:

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  • Register for this course. (sign in first)
  • Complete the pre-test before starting the activity. (sign in first)
  • Review the full content of the activity and reflect upon its teachings.
  • Complete the post-test at the end of the activity no later than the closing activity date. (sign in first)
  • Complete the evaluation at the end of the activity. (sign in first)
  • If necessary, complete the post-test retest no later than the closing activity date. (sign in first)
  • Receive a passing grade (70%).
  • Provide the necessary details in your profile to ensure correct reporting by CPNP to CPE Monitor. (sign in first)
Participants in this course must complete an examination and achieve a score of 70% or greater. Successful completion of the course also requires the completion of a course evaluation. Upon successful completion, ACPE credit is reported immediately to CPE Monitor although transcripts can be retrieved by participants online at

Faculty Information and Disclosures

Learning Objectives


  1. Discuss the clinical benefit of motivational interviewing (MI) techniques for medication non-adherence based on the published literature.

  2. Identify the skills of MI in practice scenarios to enhance patients’ motivation to take medications.

  3. Describe the principles and strategies of MI to address reluctance to taking medications.


Continuing Education Credit and Disclosures

Activity Dates: 05/16/2019 - 04/07/2022
ACPE Contact Hours: 1
ACPE Number: 0284-0000-19-003-H04-P (Knowledge)
Nursing Credit Reminder: Note that ACPE credit is accepted for certification renewal.

ACPEThe College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This course provides 1.0 contact hour of knowledge-based continuing education credit from CPNP approved programming.

Grant Support

Supported by an educational grant from Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc. and Lundbeck