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: 00/00/2020: Chicago Department of Public Health Training Center, 1642 N. Besly Court - Room C, Chicago, IL; Free parking in lot.
  • Region 2: 05/07/2020: DeKalb County Health Dept. - Community Outreach Building, 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.
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  • Region 3: 11/12/2020: McLean County Health Department, Room 322, 200 W. Front Street,Bloomington, IL., 61701; parking is not available in health department lot so please use Lincoln Parking Garage, 105 East Front Street; cost is $7 - $9 per day.
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  • Region 4: 02/14/2020: Sangamon County Department of Public Health, 2833 South Grand Avenue East, Springfield, IL 62703; Free parking is available.
  • Region 5: 09/04/19: Mt. Vernon Visitors Bureau, 200 Potomac Blvd., Mt. Vernon, IL 62864; 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; 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; Elizabeth Verzo, MS, RDN, FAND, CLS; Susan Waltrip, MS, RDN, LDN.


    To register, please choose a date:

    Dates Location
    7/25/2019 By Region
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    9/4/2019 By Region
    9/5/2019 By Region
    9/27/2019 By Region
    2/14/2020 By Region
    5/7/2020 By Region
    11/12/2020 By Region

    Additional classes scheduled by local agency request.