M. Samantha Lewis

M. Samantha Lewis

M. Samantha Lewis, PhD, is an associate professor and the academic education lead in the School of Audiology at Pacific University in Hillsboro, Oregon. She is affiliated with the VA Rehabilitation Research and Development Service (RR&D) National Center for Rehabilitative Auditory Research (NCRAR) located at the VA Portland Health Care System and with the Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery at the Oregon Health and Science University. Both of these institutions are located in Portland, Oregon. She is an associate editor for Audiology Today and www.audiology.org. 

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Audiological Counseling Practices: Survey of VA Dispensing Audiologists

Motivational interviewing (MI) is a collaborative approach to having a conversation about making a behavior change (Miller and Rollnick, 2013). While originally used to address problematic drinking, it has been used successfully with regard to other behavior changes, such as medication adherence (Palacio et al, 2016). The reaer is referred to Rollnick et al (2008) for an overview of applications in health-care settings.

Topic(s): Audiologist, Hearing Aids