MN Transition Coalition News - October 2, 2020

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Coping with the impact of COVID-19 for professionals

Limitations and disruptions caused by COVID-19 have made everyday tasks even more complicated. The added stress of dealing with new challenges in addition to everyday life can be difficult and sometimes overwhelming. This is true for everyone, including older adults and people who use disability supports and services.
We invite you to join Dr. Karyn Harvey and DHS staff to discuss the psychological effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, ways to cope with stress and uncertainty during the pandemic and how we can help support others.

Audience: Professionals who support older adults and people with disabilities
Dates: Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020 and Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020
This is the same session presented on two different days. You can attend either session.
Time: 1 to 2 p.m.
Register: On Trainlink
Additional details: Available on the session announcement page

Motivational Interviewing: Helping Your Patients Navigate These Uncertain Times

Wednesday, October 7 | 1:30-2:30 p.m. Central

Motivational Interviewing (MI) can be a useful modality to help patients navigate the uncertainties of pandemic life. MI skills can also help clinicians manage their own anxieties about their patients’ welfare. Join addiction psychiatrist Joseph Lee, MD, who will present several mini-case studies that add fidelity to MI skills, especially in the context of providing virtual care amid the COVID-19 pandemic.


  • Review the basic principles of Motivational Interviewing
  • Process case examples applying MI to virtual care
  • Recognize trends influencing the experiences of both the patient and clinician in these COVID-19 times

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