Essential Interviewing Skills for Disease Intervention
The goal of this training is to provide health department staff conducting disease intervention activities with a solid foundation to effectively facilitate investigative interviews with clients. The training will cover universal interview components, strengths-based approaches and harm reduction, examining bias, motivational interviewing, demographic and data collection.
Held over 2 consecutive weeks, this training consists of:
- Live webinars: 6 sessions (2-3 hours each)
- Self-study material: 5-6 hours
Upcoming Training & Registration Dates
Registration closes 7 business days prior to the first live training at 5 PM.
- April 10 to April 20 |Registration is open
- May 9 to May 19 |Registration is open
Live Meeting Dates (6 meetings over 2 weeks)
- Monday, April 10
- Wednesday, April 12
- Friday, April 14
- Monday, April 17
- Tuesday, April 18
- Thursday, April 20
- Tuesday, May 9
- Thursday, May 11
- Friday, May 12
- Tuesday, May 16
- Thursday, May 18
- Friday, May 19
All live meetings will be held from 10 AM to 1 PM Pacific Time except for Friday, March 10. The training team will notify you of the schedule for March 10 during the first live meeting.
You must complete approximately 2-3 hours of self-study each week before attending the live training meetings.
Training Team Contact
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Training Course Information
Audience/Who Should Register: Local Health Jurisdiction (LHJ) and state employees who will be facilitating disease intervention interviews with members of the public.
Length of Training: This training has 6 sessions over 2 weeks. It includes approximately 5-6 hours of online self-study and 18 hours in live webinars. Every week, you must complete approximately 2 hours of self-study on VTA+ Learn before going to the weekly live training.
- Complete a disease intervention conversation using all the universal disease interview components.
- Explain the reason for each of the universal disease intervention components to your clients in lay terms.
- Examine how your biases can negatively impact the health care provided to racially, ethnically, and linguistically diverse patients.
- Use motivational interviewing to uncover essential information during disease intervention conversations.
- Use a strengths-based approach to help your clients adopt prevention, testing, treatment, and other services.
- Reduce the impact of stigma during disease intervention interviews.
Accommodations: Our goal is to create trainings that are accessible to people with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation or tell us about an accessiblity barrier, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Continuing Education Units (CEUs): UCSF Pandemic Initiative for Equity and Action is an approved provider of continuing education by the California State Board of Registered Nurses, Provider Number CEP 17635. This training is approved for up to 24 continuing education hours or 2.4 CEUs. Board requirements prevent us from offering CE credit to people who arrive more than 15 minutes after the start of the training or leave the training early. Therefore, partial credit will not be awarded. For questions about CEUs, please email: email@example.com.
Cancellation and Refund Policies: Please notify program team 48 hours before training date if you would like to cancel or reschedule. Classes are free of charge and no refund will be provided.