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Join us on Tuesday, November 15th for a pre-conference workshop hosted by MFA and Strategic Partner, ACE. Fee will include 5 hours of industry standard CEC's.

When: Tuesday, November 15th, 2016
9am - 3pm
Where: Orange County Convention Center
9800 International Drive
Orlando, Florida  32819
United States
Contact: Rebecca Nordan

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The Medical Fitness Association and American Council on Exercise presents a pre-conference workshop:

"Applying Behavior Change Techniques"


Learning Objectives:


·         Best practices for establishing the client-coach relationship

·         The role of positive psychology as the foundation for behavior change

·         To develop and apply effective communication skills, including active listening and powerful questioning

·         To identify a client’s readiness for change and design a behavioral intervention accordingly

·         Various coaching techniques and behavior change strategies, including motivational interviewing and cognitive behavioral coaching

Seminar Overview:

·         Producing long-term behavioral change by empowering clients to adopt and maintain new behaviors extends beyond simply educating individuals on what they should and should not do. Learn how to develop and utilize effective communication strategies to establish a positive and productive client-coach relationship rooted in empathy. This 5-hour workshop outlines best practices in behavior-change science and explores how to practically apply cutting-edge coaching interventions that translate into meaningful lifestyle changes and improved health outcomes.


Continuing Education Credits:
This workshop has been approved for 5 hours of industry standard CEC's for: ACE, ACSM, AKTA, ANA, California Board of Registered Nurses, CDR, Cooper and NSCA. Certificate of Attendance is also available upon request. 


Workshop Fee:
$129 per person (lunch on your own)


Dr. Dianne McCaughey

Ph.D. Concentration in Gerontology, Union Institute and University; M.A.P.E. Physical Education and B.S. Physical Education, University of Florida; ACE Gold Personal Trainer; AFAA Group Exercise Instructor; NSCA Personal Trainer; AAFP Medical Specialist; IDEA Master Personal Trainer; AFAA Senior Fitness Instructor, and NIHS Senior Fitness Specialist.

Dianne McCaughey, Ph.D., is an award winning fitness specialist with 30+ years’ experience in personal training, group exercise, coaching, and post-rehabilitation. She is a master trainer for multiple companies including the Functional Aging Institute (FAI), the American Council on Exercise (ACE), and the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA). She practices and teaches optimal wellness emphasizing the mind, body and spirit. With a Ph.D. concentration in gerontology, Dianne most enjoys working with special populations emphasizing posture, gait, balance and corrective exercise programs for better function and health.

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