Participant Centered Counseling

Target Audience Dietitians, Nutritionists, Nurses who hold the title of Competent Professional Authority (CPA) in the WIC Program. Intended for:
  • CPA’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 provide current information and skill enhancement to Competent Professional Authority (CPA) utilizing participant-centered services and counseling techniques in the Illinois WIC program.
    Performance Objectives Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • Discuss the WIC Program policy and procedure requirements for participant-centered services (PCS)
  • Demonstrate the use of counseling skills to encourage behavior change
  • Incorporate participant-centered services with WIC food benefits education and referrals
  • Special Instructions Meeting date and location:
  • Region 1: 07/30/2021: Class will be conducted via Webex: limited to 30 attendees. Class is closed.
  • Region 1: 06/22/2021: Class will be conducted via Webex: limited to 80 with CEDA staff given priority. Class is closed.
  • Region 2: 11/18/2021: Training reserved to meet training needs of Region 2 WIC CPAs prior to opening to other agencies outside of Region 2. CPA will join using WebEx online platform. Staff must have a computer workstation with speakers at minimum and prefer to have microphone capability or access to a direct phone line to fully participate in training.
  • Region 3: 11/12/2020: Training conducted using WebEx.
  • 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: 11/18/2021: Class will be conducted via Webex: Region 5 staff given priority. Please choose the date with location as Other.
  • Course Code Meeting/Conference
    Attendance 5
    Clock Hours (Social Workers)
    Contact Hours RN:5
    Registered Dietitian RN:5
    Trainer(s) Melissa Banz, MS, RD, LDN, CLC; Jaclyn Castellanet, MS, RD, LDN,CLC; Ginny Belt, BS, RD, LDN, CLC; Jessica Gadomski, MS, RDN, LDN, CLC; Constance Herriott, MS, RDN, LDN, CLC; 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
    11/18/2021 By Region
    11/18/2021 Other

    Additional classes scheduled by local agency request.