Participant Centered Counseling

Target Audience Dietitians, Nutritionists, Nurses who hold the title of Certifying Health Professional (CHP) in the WIC Program. Intended for:
  • CHP’s fulfilling the 3-year requirement of attending counseling training per Illinois WIC PPM NE 1F
  • Course Length 1 day
    Class Times 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
    Description To enable the learner to provide the most current information to health professionals working with the Illinois WIC program on Nutrition Counseling.
    Performance Objectives Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • Describe participant centered services (PCS)
  • Demonstrate the use of counseling skills to encourage behavior change
  • Identify counseling skills by use of observations
  • Special Instructions Meeting date and location:
  • Region 1: 11/7/2018: Cook County Department of Public Health, Courthouse located at 10220 South 76th Avenue, Bridgeview, IL., 60455. Free parking is available in the lot next to the courthouse for both public and employees. You will go through security check in the building.
  • Region 2: 03/29/2019: DeKalb County Health Dept. - Community Outreach Building, lank Slate Room, 2500 N. Annie Glidden Road, DeKalb, IL., 60115; park between the Health Department and the Community Outreach Building in the large parking lot; do not use the small lot to the right of the Community Outreach Building.
  • Region 3: 00/00/0000: McLean County Health Department, 200 W. Front Street - Conference Room 324, Bloomington, IL; space limited to 25 participants; parking is not available in health department lot so please use Lincoln Parking Garage, 101 East Front Street; bring cash $7 - $8 per day.
  • Region 4: 03/20/2019: University of Illinois Springfield Public Affairs Center, 2200 Ernest Hemingway Drive, Springfield, IL. 62703 Lower Level; space limited to 25 and free parking is available using Lot C or Lot D; Lot D is closer to the building.
  • Region 5: 5/2/2019: Mt. Vernon Visitors Bureau, 200 Potomac Blvd., Mt. Vernon, IL 62864 - large conference room; parking lot on site; 5/02/2019: Mt. Vernon Visitors Bureau, 200 Potomac Blvd., Mt. Vernon, IL 62864 - large conference room; parking lot on site.
  • Course Code Meeting/Conference
    Attendance 5
    Clock Hours (Social Workers)
    Contact Hours RN: 5
    Registered Dietitian 5
    Trainer(s) Melissa Banz, MS, RD, LDN, CLC; Ginny Belt, BS, RD, LDN, CLC; Stephanie Bess, MS, RD, LDN; Emily Colson, MS, RDN, LDN, CLC; Sarah Deig, RD, LDN, CLC; Jessica Gadomski, MS, RDN, LDN; Constance Herriott, MS, RDN, LDN; Bindi Desai Lessing, MPH, RD, LDN; Jennifer Nance, MS, RDN,LDN, CLS; Shirley Smith, MS, RD, LDN, CLE; Susan Waltrip-Buck, MS, RDN, LDN.


    To register, please choose a date:

    Dates Location
    12/5/2018 By Region
    3/20/2019 By Region
    3/29/2019 By Region
    5/2/2019 By Region

    Additional classes scheduled by local agency request.