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Jennifer Packard, MA, CTTS

Director, Mayo Clinic Wellness Coach Training Program

“In health behavior change, we must believe in our patients more than they believe in themselves.”

Learn how building relationships with patients and allowing them to share their tobacco use history can have more value than “telling people how to quit.”

As the Program Director for the Mayo Clinic Wellness Coach Training Program, Ms. Packard uses a coaching approach to treat tobacco dependence. The stigma associated with tobacco use can affect how patients are viewed by others and even their healthcare providers. She believes that engaging with patients expressing genuine curiosity and accurate empathy, respecting that they are the experts in their own lives, can open up avenues of conversation that can lower interpersonal dissonance, resolve ambivalence, and help make health behavior change possible.

Ms. Packard is also a sought-after Motivational Interviewing (MI) trainer with over a decade of experience in training groups in MI and wellness coaching in the US and overseas. She is a core member of the Mayo Clinic Tobacco Treatment Specialist Training faculty since 2005, and has served as a consultant to outside organizations such as ATTUD (Association for the Treatment of Tobacco Use and Dependence) and ICHWC (International Consortium for Health and Wellness Coaching) in the development of national credentialing standards.

Professional Highlights

Motivational Interviewing Trainer and Member, MINT

Consultant, ATTUD and ICHWC

Mayo Clinic Certified Wellness Coach

Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist

MA in Counseling and Psychological Services, St. Mary’s University

Previous Sessions

Monday, May 22, 2017

Case presentations

Discussants: Timothy J. Milbrandt, M.S., Jennifer S. Packard, M.A., C.T.T.S., Jeffrey Poterucha, M.A., C.T.T.S.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Breakouts

Three 45 minute breakouts will be happening simultaneously. All participants will attend each in turn with 10 minutes travel between (1:55-2:40, 2:50-3:35, 3:45-4:30)

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Case Presentations

Case presentations: FOLLOW-UP each of these cases being followed up at 2 weeks (or other times) and varied smoking status, motivational levels, adherence, lethargy/energy – Timothy J. Milbrandt, M.S., Jennifer S. Packard, M.A., C.T.T.S., Jeffrey Poterucha, M.A., C.T.T.S.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Breakouts

Three 45 minute breakouts will be happening simultaneously. All participants will attend each in turn with 10 minutes travel between (1:55-2:40, 2:50-3:35, 3:45-4:30)

Monday, May 22, 2017

Breakout: Case 2

Breakout: Facilitator Jennifer S. Packard, M.A., C.T.T.S. In depth review of example Case 2

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Breakout

Breakout: Jennifer S. Packard, M.A., C.T.T.S. Coaching for smoking cessation2

Monday, May 23, 2016

Curriculum Development and Training of Trainers

The speakers provide real-world practical examples of developing curriculum to meet accreditation standards, and implementing train the trainer programs.