Applications of motivational interviewing

Posted: September 17th, 2022

Unit outcomes addressed in this assignment:
Discuss applications of motivational interviewing to nutrition counseling Understand the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
Course outcome assessed/addressed in this assignment:
NS420-2: Identify documents used for nutritional counseling.
NS420-4: Assess the progress of the client and modify the therapy based upon obstacles
to success.
Imagine yourself in the role of a Nutrition Counselor and Josephine in your client. Josephine
is a 20-year-old female who is present for an eating disorder not otherwise specified. She
currently teaches salsa lessons at the community college and is in her last semester of
college. She reports she is living at home and the food her mom prepares is not the
healthiest because her mom is from Honduras and her father is from Guatemala, so the
food is prepared differently. She indicates she has been thin all her life, although she has
struggled to maintain her weight since puberty. Since she is a dance instructor, she has to
remain fit. She reports she feels very guilty if she has consumed fried foods during the day,
but since that is the way her mom primarily cooks, she feels awful to tell her mom to stop
cooking that way. She reports if she does consume too much fried foods or junk food, she
will run at least 2-3 miles that day or else force herself to vomit, but all the food does not
come out. She reports sometimes if she has a later class, she will not eat dinner or only eat
1 meal per day. She has tried counting calories, but then she gets so mad at herself for
having more than 1200 calories it causes her to exercise more, which then leads her to
feeling exhausted. She indicates she is on no medication, but does take a multivitamin
when she remembers. She indicates she has gone from 110 pounds to 125 pounds over 5
years and wants to be back down to 110 or even less. She also had gone to the doctor and
he was quite concerned with her lab values. She has provided you a 24 hour meal record:
1-6 corn tortilla
cup fried beans cooked with peppers, onions and oil
cup rice
1 cup no sugar added orange juice
1 slice of whole wheat bread
2 slices turkey
1 small apple
2- 6 tortillas
Beef with onions, peppers cooked in oil
Tomato, onion, pepper salad (made with oil and lime juice)
2 cups of rice
Height: 52 Weight: 117 pounds (based on your scale in the office)
Test Result Reference Units
Albumin (visceral protein stores) 3.3 g/dL 3.5-4.8 g/dL
Sodium 133 mEq/L 136-145 mEq/L
Potassium 3.8 mEq/L 3.5-5.2 mEq/L
Iron 0.4 mg/dL 0.6-1.1 mg/dL
Vitamin B12 185 pg/mL 200-835 pg/mL
Questions for Unit 9:
Documentation needs to be completed at each nutrition counseling session. What information needs to be documented and kept in Josephines medical record?
Can we provide Josephines health and nutrition information to another health professional? Why or Why not?
In order for Josephine to continue to follow up, how do we address payment and reimbursement?
What motivational techniques would you use to motivate Josephine to continue making
It is important to ensure Josephine is progressing through each counseling session. Answer
the following questions regarding Josephines progress:
How often would you schedule follow-up sessions with Josephine?
What type of information would you like to collect at the follow-up appointments?
How would you assess her previously set goals?
Identify any obstacles which could impede her success at achieving these goals. How would
you help her get beyond these obstacles?
This assignment needs to be at least two pages in length and include at least two
This Assignment should be in APA format and follow the conventions of Standard
American English (correct grammar, punctuation, etc.). Your writing should be well
ordered, logical, and unified, as well as original and insightful. Your work should
display superior content, organization, style, and mechanics. Be sure to use APA in-
text citations and a reference page to attribute each source.
Please be sure to download the file Writing Center Resources from Doc Sharing to assist
you with meeting APA expectations for written assignments.
Submitting Your Work
Put your responses in a Microsoft Word document. Save it in a location and with the
proper naming convention: username-CourseName-section-Unit 1_Assignment.doc
(username is your Kaplan username, section is your course section, 1 is your Unit number). When you are ready to submit it, go to the Dropbox and complete the steps below:
1. Click the link that says Submit an Assignment.
2. In the Submit to Basket menu, select Unit 1: Assignment.
3. In the Comments field, make sure to add at least the title of your paper.
4. Click the Add Attachments button.
5. Follow the steps listed to attach your Word document.
To view your graded work, come back to the Dropbox or go to the Gradebook after your
instructor has evaluated it. Make sure that you save a copy of your submitted project.
Unit 9 Assignment Grading Rubric = 130 points
Assignment Requirements Points
Points earned
by student
Discuss what needs to be documented in the medical
record with each nutrition counseling session.
Discuss providing Josephines health and nutrition
information to another health professional.
Discuss payment and reimbursement 0-26
Discuss motivational techniques you would use to
motivate Josephine to continue making progress.
Discuss progression and obstacles. 0-26
Total (Sum of all points)
Points deducted for spelling, grammar, and/or
APA errors.
Adjusted total points

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