ST. LOUIS UNION STATION HOTEL
ST. LOUIS, MO
OCTOBER 14–16, 2020
CONFERENCE: OCTOBER 14-16, 2020
EXHIBIT HALL: OCTOBER 15-16, 2020

Communication Strategies to Enhance Motivation for Exercise

It is widely accepted that regular physical exercise has a myriad of physical, emotional and health benefits. However, many people have difficulty initiating and maintaining an exercise routine, even when they have good reasons and adequate resources for doing so. This presentation will discuss empirically based communication and goal-setting strategies, including principles from motivational interviewing, aimed at cultivating and maintaining the internal motivation your patients/clients have for exercise.

Andrea K. Busby, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Michigan Avenue Neuropsychologists

Speaker Profile

Dr. Busby earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from The Ohio State University. She completed her residency training at Rush University Medical Center and fellowship training at the VA Boston Healthcare System, where she received specialized training in health psychology/behavioral medicine. Dr. Busby was previously on faculty at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and The University of Chicago, where the majority of her clinical work, teaching, and research centered on obesity treatment and health behavior change. Dr. Busby now maintains a private practice in Chicago, where her primary focus is on the provision of mental health and health behavior change services for medical patients.