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: 06/08/2018: William Tell Holiday Inn, 6201 Joliet Road, Countryside, IL. 60525; please contact Sarah Sullivan with questions.
  • 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.
  • Region 3: 05/10/2018: McLean County Health Department, 200 W. Front Street - Conference Room 324, Bloomington, IL; space limited to 25 participants; parking is not available in health department lot so please use Lincoln Parking Garage, 101 East Front Street; bring cash $7 - $8 per day.
  • Region 4: 06/12/2018: Sangamon County Department of Public Health - Conference Room, 2833 South Grand Avenue East, Springfield, IL; space limited to 25 and parking is available on site.
  • Region 5: 06/27/2018: 200 Potomac Blvd., Mt. Vernon, IL 62864 - large conference room; parking lot on site.
  • 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; 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; Shirley Smith, MS, RD, LDN, CLE; Susan Waltrip-Buck, MS, RDN, LDN.


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    Additional classes scheduled by local agency request.