This program provides Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDNs) with proven techniques for refining their counseling skills — a critical component in promoting positive client behavior change. Nutrition professionals can significantly enhance their clinical expertise, along with client satisfaction and success, by using skillful counseling techniques, especially those that encourage open, productive partnerships. Upon completion of this course, learners will be positioned to increase their effectiveness and confidence as in-demand nutrition counselors through improved knowledge, skills, and practice.
Lecturer for the College of Human Ecology Faculty Fellow, Cornell Institute for Healthy Futures Director of the Cornell University Wellness Program, 2000-2018
Beth McKinney is a Lecturer in the College of Human Ecology and former Director of the Cornell University Wellness Program. She received her bachelor’s degree in nutritional sciences and her master’s degree in health education. Beth’s expertise in coaching and counseling spans over 20 years and includes life coaching, nutrition counseling, wellness counseling, and behavior change. Beth also teaches counseling skills and behavior change techniques to Cornell undergraduates. Beth is a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) and Certified Intrinsic Coach®. With previous experience in both clinical and community nutrition, Beth specializes in both nutrition education and behavior change.