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Becoming a Registered Health Coach™: A Pathway to Proficiency & National Recognition

Susan Butterworth, PhD, Associate Professor, School of Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University; HealthSciences Institute Advisory Board; MINT Member

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We'll take a break from our usual format to respond to the many requests we've received for a more structured, concrete way for professionals to build health coaching proficiency. In this session, we'll share a new national pathway for health coach development and recognition based on evidence-based standards for training and proficiency, and demonstration of proficiency using a validated tool. Participants will be able to:
 

  • Recognize the benefits to professionals, customers and patients of competency-based training  
  • Identify the need for a structured, evidence-based approach to developing and measuring proficiency in health behavior change facilitation    
  • Understand the steps for becoming a Registered Health Coach and listing in the PartnersinImprovement National Health Coach Registry

Susan Butterworth, PhD   
Associate Professor, School of Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University; HealthSciences Institute
 
Dr. Butterworth has been in the health promotion field for over 20 years. She received her doctoral degree in adult education and training with a cognate in health promotion from Virginia Commonwealth University. Her special area of expertise and research is motivational interviewing-based health coaching. She is an associate professor with the School of Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University. She has been awarded two National Institutes of Health (NIH) grants to study the efficacy and impact of health management interventions, and has published multiple papers on the theory and outcomes of health coaching. Dr. Butterworth serves as lead technical advisor in the areas of evidence-based health coaching assessment, MI training and performance improvement at HealthSciences Institute.