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Calling All Dietitians! You're Invited to a Free CEU on April 22nd

Come to our office on April 22nd, 2017 from 11:00am to 12:00pm to learn and gain free CEU credits! Dietitians at Home is excited to host this free event in order to serve our community and help each participant gain CEU credits while furthering their own personal development. Don’t forget to stay after for lunch in order to mingle with some of our dietitians and enjoy some tasty food!



March 24, 2017

Dietitians at Home will be hosting a free CEU on April 22nd on Motivational Interviewing. This CEU will be presented by Dr. Colleen Fairbanks. After the presentation, we’ll serve lunch from 12:00pm to 1:00pm and discuss the presentation!

Make sure to RSVP on Facebook before April 13th, as seating is limited!

April 22nd

Presentation - 11:00am - 12:00pm

Lunch - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

2003 W Fulton St.

Suite 300

Chicago, IL 60612


Motivational Interviewing


Motivational Interviewing is an evidenced-based communication style for facilitating and engaging intrinsic motivation. This training will provide participants with the tools necessary to assist clients in navigating ambivalence, working towards health behavior change, and setting realistic health goals.


At the end of the training, participants will be able to:

  • Verbalize the spirit, basic principles, and core skills of Motivational Interviewing
  • Demonstrate the use of reflective listening skills and facilitate change talk
  • Demonstrate how health-related behavior can be addressed to foster personal importance, confidence, and effective planning to initiate change and reduce health risks

More on Dr. Colleen Fairbanks

Dr. Fairbanks is a psychologist, speaker, coach, and consultant. She has extensive experience, both as a practitioner and instructor, in motivational interviewing and understanding the interplay between physical and emotional health issues. Dr. Fairbanks' quick wit and ability to engage audiences to make her seminars highly valuable and leave participants feeling energized and confident to implement their new knowledge and skills.

Her compelling behavior change consultant work spans the government and private sectors. She was invited to share her expertise at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Department of Veteran Affairs VISN 12 Regional Conference, Rush University Medical Center, the Population Health Alliance Annual Conference, the American Heart Association Fit-Friendly Worksite Symposium, Northern Trust Bank, and The Kennedy Foundation, among others. As the recipient of two public health grants, Dr. Fairbanks efficiently extended the impact of a tobacco cessation program and HIV testing for women in underserved economic areas.

Dr. Fairbanks is a licensed clinical psychologist with a specialization in Health Psychology. She received her PhD from a nationally-recognized scientist-practitioner PhD program. She offers a mind-body approach to treatment and believes in the power of understanding how a person's thoughts shape their physical and emotional health. Dr. Fairbanks' work is collaborative and supportive with the goal of understanding strengths and finding solutions to assist others in living happier and healthier lives. Areas of specialization include happiness, positive psychology, motivational interviewing, behavior change, and mindfulness. She has extensive experience and passion towards working with individuals adjusting to illness such as cancer, heart disease, and diabetes; navigating caregiver issues; those aspiring to create healthier habits; as well as individuals wishing to tackle feelings of depression and anxiety to find happiness, peace, and inner strength.

Dietitians at Home is committed to serving our community by expanding health education resources. Read more about the products we offer, or attend our April 22nd event to see our mission in practice.


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