Participant Centered Counseling

Target Audience An interactive workshop designed to provide the most current information to Registered Nurses, Dietitians and other health professional working with the Illinois WIC program on Nutrition Counseling.
Course Length 1 day
Class Times 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Description To enable the learner to provide the most current information to health professionals working with the Illinois WIC program on Nutrition Counseling.
Performance Objectives 1. Describe participant centered services (PCS). 2. Demonstrate the use of counseling skills to encourage behavior change. 3. Identify counseling skills by use of observations
Special Instructions Meeting date and location:
  • Region 1: 1/31/2018: Near North Health Service Corp. (large conference room), 1276 N. Clyburn, Chicago, IL., 60610. Parking lot available on site but space is limited. Any additional questions about the site, please call WIC Director, Ruby Erdmann – 312-337-1073.
  • Region 1: 03/21/2018: John Stroger Hospital, 1901 S. Harrison (Room TBD), Chicago, IL. 60612; limited to 15 attendees; metered parking is $6 for 3 hours; please download the Park Chicago app to reload meter and allow time for parking.
  • Region 2: 05/03/2018: DuPage County Health Dept. - Lower Level 1 Room, 111 N. County Farm Rd., Wheaton, IL; park in lot in front of Health Dept. (building on right off County Farm Rd).
  • Region 2: 06/07/2018: DeKalb County Health Dept., Community Outreach Bldg. - Blank Slate Room, 2500 N. Annie Glidden Rd., DeKalb, IL: park in biggest lot behind Community Outreach Bldg. and in front of Health Department.
  • Course Code Meeting/Conference
    Attendance 5
    Clock Hours (Social Workers)
    Contact Hours RN: 5
    Registered Dietitian 5
    Trainer(s) Melissa Banz, MS, RD, LDN, CLC; Ginny Belt, BS, RD, LDN, CLC; Stephanie Bess, MS, RD, LDN; Lisa Cunningham, MS, RD, LDN, CLC; Emily Davis, MS, RDN, LDN, CLC; Sarah Deig, RD, LDN, CLC; Constance Herriott, MS, RDN, LDN; Bindi Desai Lessing, MPH, RD, LDN; Jennifer Nance, MS, RDN,LDN, CLS; LaShon Reese, MEd, RD, LDN; Shirley Smith, MS, RD, LDN, CLE; Susan Waltrip-Buck, MS, RDN, LDN.


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    Dates Location
    1/31/2018 By Region
    3/21/2018 By Region
    5/3/2018 By Region
    6/7/2018 By Region

    Additional classes scheduled by local agency request.