Strong communications skills are essential for dietetics professionals helping patients improve their nutrition and eating habits. This text aids nutritionists, dietitians, and allied health professionals and students in strengthening interpersonal relationships with clients and patients by offering current activities, case studies, techniques, and directives related to nutrition counseling. The Fifth Edition is updated with a guide to online resources, behavioral objectives, additional case studies and discussion questions, and new illustrations. The American Dietetic Association's competencies on communication are included as well as the MyPyramid, as recently revised by the USDA.
Table of Contents
TABLE OF CONTENTS: 1. Challenges for Dietetics Professionals 2. Communication 3. Interviewing 4. Counseling 5. Nutrition Counseling 6. Counseling for Behavior Modification 7. Counseling for Cognitive Change 8. Cross Cultural and Life Span Counseling 9. Motivating Clients and Employees 10 Principles and Theories of Learning 11. Planning Learning 12. Implementing and Evaluating Learning 13. Group Facilitation and Dynamics 14. Creating and Delivering Oral Presentations and Workshops 15. Planning, Selecting, and Using Media Appendix A: Counseling Guidelines--Initial Session Appendix B: Nutrition Diagnostic Terminology Appendix C: Nutrition Intervention Terminology Appendix D: Nutrition Monitoring and Evaluation Terminology Index