This course is (2) 1-hour class that have been recorded and approved for 3CPE

2020 Course Schedule

Class Dates:

  • Monday, August 3rd from 12:30-1:30 EST
  • Wednesday,  August 5th from 12:30-1:30 EST

**All classes will be recorded if you are unable to attend for the live event**

Course Description

As renal dietitians, counseling skills are everything. We are trained heavily in motivational interviewing and taught to speak "patient first" language. But even with this training, there can be a struggle with effectuating change, knowing how to approach certain hard situations, and ultimately knowing how we can develop our patient-professional relationships so that patients get the help they want and need and we don't burn out in the process.

The real key to counseling - the thing we think "comes naturally" or doesn't is relationships. 

That's why this course is a must for every renal dietitian. It takes a step back from motivational interviewing. It gives incredible clarity on the foundational counseling principles of relationship development - which is the key for literally everything.

No matter if you've been a dietitian for 1 month or 30 years this course will help you see a unique perspective on how to approach your patients and make an impact even in the most difficult situations. Here's a sample of what we'll be covering:

  • How a strong patient/dietitian relationship can improve clinical outcomes
  • Tools for building a mutual respect and trust in a patient/practitioner relationship even with the most difficult patients
  • Practical skills to make your first meeting a springboard for all future interactions
  • How to help clients realize their goals and stay focused on the objective/common goal
  • Creating a safe space as a way to increase productivity towards the desired outcome
  • Awareness of your personal communication style
  • Trouble-shooting common pitfalls and tricky situations
  • +Bonus info on Solution Focused Therapy

Leveraging the power of an outside perspective and the real-life experience of renal dietitian in dialysis, Jessianna Saville, MS, RDN, CSR and Tyrene Hartsell MS, NCC are bringing a dynamic new perspective to counseling. 

Tyrene brings her gift of counseling to renal dietitians from a very different background - high school counseling and helps us apply this unique skill set as we teach, support, and encourage our patients. 

Course curriculum

    1. Live Class Recording

    2. Class Slides

    1. Useful Follow-up Resources

    1. HO_9_Solution_focused_skills_and_questions

    1. Teammate: Collaboration tool for uncovering bored, depressed, or non-hunger eating triggers

    2. Coaching: Phos quiz to assess understanding

    3. Cheering them on: Tabletop Binder Reminder

About this course

  • $75.00
  • 8 lessons
  • 0 hours of video content

Your Instructor

Tyrene Hartsell, MS, NCC

Tyrene is a National Certified Counselor who is passionate about helping people make positive life choices that will help them live their best life.  She believes in the power of a growth mindset and in building relationships to help clients achieve their goals. She has spent her career working as a private school counselor and also in the public sector as a career/life counselor.  Tyrene has earned national and state recognition as part of a school counseling team for building a comprehensive school counseling program.  She has a gift for identifying barriers to change and for inspiring clients to believe in and work towards successful outcomes.