Conversations about weight and health can be difficult to have for clinicians and families alike. Many clinicians receive no formal training in communication or counseling; some families find it challenging to discuss weight and related issues because doing so can conjure up feelings of guilt and shame.
Recently, the American Academy of Pediatrics helped to develop a free app for clinicians to practice and gain expertise in motivational interviewing techniques. Click HERE for more information about this new, practical (free!) resource.