Motivational Interviewing

Video by Patrick Brumback


Dr. Stephen Gillaspy, PhD
Dr. Stephen R. Gillaspy completed his graduate training in clinical phsychology at Oklahoma State University, his clinical internship at the University of Oklahoma Health Services Center, and a post-doctoral fellowship in primary care and health psychology at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.  Dr. Gillaspy is currently a licensed psychologist and associate professor of pediatrics at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.  He is a clinical associate professor in the department of psychiatry and behavioral sciences and the pediatric psychology emphasis director for the Clinical Psychology Internship Program and Post-doctoral Fellowship Program.  He serves as the director of research of the Section of General & Community Pediatrics, where pediatric obesity is one of the research emphasis areas.  He is also the co-director of the Healthy Futures pediatric weight management clinic.


  • Identify basic principles of Motivational Interviewing (MI).
  • Describe the role of MI techniques in addressing pediatric obesity.
  • Recognize basic MI techniques used in addressing pediatric obesity.


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