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Saturday, June 4 • 14:15 - 15:50
Facilitating Health Behavior Change: Understanding the Basic Framework of an SDT-Based Intervention LIMITED

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SDT has shaped successful, cutting-edge healthcare interventions that help clients improve their psychological health as well as change their health behaviors (e.g., lose weight, improve diet and physical activity, quit smoking, reduce stress and increase vitality). We will discuss people’s reasons for wanting to change or not change their health behaviors and illustrate how these reasons map onto different motivations in the Self-determination Theory framework. Further we will explore the principle ways to support clients’ psychological needs to facilitate health and well-being in healthcare interventions.
Learning Objectives:
This workshop is designed to help you to ...
1. Recognize the different motives that drive people’s health behaviors
2. Discuss how different motives affect the initiation and maintenance of health behavior change.
3. Describe the basics of SDT motivational principles and the intervention framework

Workshop Facilitators
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Jennifer La Guardia

Motivation for Health, UCSB
Dr. Jennifer La Guardia received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Rochester under the supervision of Dr. Richard Ryan. She is a practicing clinical psychologist, research scientist, and educator with over 15 years of experience designing and implementing ‘live’, web-based, and mobile-health interventions to promote health behavior change, manage chronic illness, and improve personal well-being. She works... Read More →


Saturday June 4, 2016 14:15 - 15:50
Empress - Rattenbury A (Balmoral)