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Communication Skills Training for Caregivers Discussing COVID-19 Vaccination During Pregnancy and Post-Partum

Presented by Dan Mullin, PsyD, MPH, and Stacy Potts, MD, MEd


While this presentation focuses on those that are pregnant, it is of interest to anyone counseling patients about vaccination 



CME for physicians, AP, NP, MD, RN

(This program has been approved for 1.25 Continuing Education credits)


CE for social work

(This program has been approved for 1.5 Social Work Continuing Education hours for relicensure, in accordance with 258 CMR. NASW-MA Chapter CE Approving Program, Authorization Number D 91239.)

At the end of this session, the participant will be able to...

  1. … describe the core principles of Motivational Interviewing and the application of these principles to conversations regarding COVID-19 vaccination, including the principles of autonomy, acceptance, and evocation.
  2. …use the Elicit-Provide-Elicit framework for discussing COVID-19 vaccination with pregnant and postpartum women.
  3. … adapt conversations regarding COVID-19 vaccination to meet the needs of individuals from diverse backgrounds, including diversity based on gender, culture, race, language, national origin, and socioeconomic status.