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Creating Positive Change:
Motivational Interviewing and Youth
Full day training
9:30 - 4 pm
Is there such a thing as an unmotivated young person? Do you sometimes struggle to motivate youth? Using video, role play, and youth scenarios, this workshop will examine the guiding principles of an approach called Motivational Interviewing. Through exploring the stages of change, you will learn how to plan interventions that meet the youth where s/he is and help them move forward in their life. You will build skills to facilitate conversations with young people that decrease their ambivalence and build motivation for positive change. You will learn to listen for and elicit a young person’s internal reasons for making changes in their lives.
Participants will be able to:
- Identify the guiding principles of motivational interviewing
- Explore the stages of behavioral change
- Build skills for decreasing ambivalence
- Develop conversational tools for increasing internal motivation in youth
- Supervisory and direct line staff working with youth and young adult populations, ages 12-25 years
- Agency staff developing programming for this population.
Please contact Susan Grundberg at MHA-NYC (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions.
**This training is open to all staff working within NYC DYCD-funded programs.
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Mental Health Association of New York City
Mental Health Association of New York City (MHA-NYC) is a nonprofit organization that addresses mental health needs in New York City and across the nation. It is a local organization with national impact and has a three-part mission of services, advocacy and education.
MHA-NYC identifies unmet needs and develops culturally sensitive programs to improve the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness while promoting the importance of mental health.