Motivational Interviewing and Nutritional Intervention Strategies
for Managing Complicated Patients.

With Marlisa Brown MS, RD, CDE, CDN
And Constance Brown-Riggs MSEd, RD, CDE, CDN


Identifying key nutrition strategies while designing a customized program which includes motivational strategies is key to patient success.  Join us for this hands on program, where we will design winning intervention strategies for your patients.

This program will include:

Nutrition Assessment:

  • Meal Planning Strategies and Dietary Modifications for:
    • Diabetes
    • Hyperlipidemia
    • Cardiovascular Disorders
    • Hypertension
    • Obesity
    • GERD
    • IBS
    • Gluten-Free Diets
    • Food Allergies
    • FODMAPS and more…..


Key Motivational Interviewing Strategies:

Identify Patient Barriers to Change

  • Stimulus Control of Behavior
  • Goal Setting Methods
    SMART Goals
  • Stages of Change
  • Transtheoretical Model (TTM)
  • Conscious Raising
  • Dramatic Relief
  • Self-Re-Evaluation
  • Environmental Re-Evaluation


Keys to Successful Behavior Change:

  • Cultural Considerations
  • Adult Learners
  • Retaining Information
  • Psychosocial Factors that “Make or Break” Behavior Change


Hands on intervention demonstrations

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Our Programs


All New Diabetes Update 2017 (4.5 RDN/DTR CEUs)
New Program

Early Bird Special $99 Professional, $89 Student. Dates for early bird deadlines; for NYC (Extended to February 20th). After the Early Bird Deadline price changes to $159 Professional and $149 Students
The Beacon Hotel, NYC, Friday March 31st 2017 8:00 AM-1:00 PM

The Entrepreneurial Professional (4 RDN/DTR CEUs)

Early Bird Special $109 Professionals, $99 Student (Extended to February 10th) after February 20th price changes to $169 Professional and $149 Student
The Beacon Hotel, NYC, Friday March 31st, 2:00-6:00 PM

Starting & Developing a Successful Private Practice (3 RDN/DTR CEUs)

$149 Professional, $129 Students.

Meal Planning Strategies for Low FODMAPs and Gluten-Free Diets (2 RDN/DTR CEUs)

$129 Professional, $119 Student.

Multiskilling for Nutrition Professionals, How to Position Yourself in this Changing Marketplace.

Professional $169 Student $149

How to Write a Proposal

$149 Professional, $129 Student

How to Become an Insurance Provider

2 RD, CEUs $129 Professional, $119 Student, (includes all materials)

Gluten-Free and FODMAPs

Restricted diets for gluten-related disorders and IBS
$239 Professional, $199 Student.

Learn What it Takes to Get Published

4 RD, CEUs $169 Professional, $149 Student

FODMAP and Gluten-Free Baking Demonstration and Tasting

2 RD & DTR CEUs $120 Professional, $99 Student

Nutrition Billing

The Holiday Inn., Plainview, NY Saturday December 12, 2015 1PM-4PM. 3 RDN/DTR CEUs $149 Professional, $129 Student

Health Benefits of Spices Around the World

1 ½ RDN/DTR CEUs $69 Professional, $59 Student

Motivational Interviewing and Nutritional Intervention Strategies for Managing Complicated Patients

Essex Hotel and Spa, Essex VT, Saturday November 21st, 2015 9AM-1PM, 4 RDN/DTR CEUs
$169 Professional, $159 Student

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  • Excellent, it gave me the boost I needed to start my projects for writing.
  • Insiders tips that are so valuable.
  • Very motivating and informative for tips on how to plan and budget for getting your business started
  • Insurance billing was quite eye-opening.
  • Very applicable made me find what I can do
  • Very helpful for starting and building a private practice
  • Great Presentation
  • This program was very helpful for me; I was able to establish basics for opening my own practice