Learn how Motivational Interview (MI) helps clients develop motivation to change problem behaviors (including substance abuse/dependence).
From the trainer Jennifer Baity:
"Motivational interviewing is a collaborative, goal-oriented method of communication with particular attention to the language of change. It is designed to strengthen an individual’s motivation for and movement toward a specific goal by eliciting and exploring the person’s own arguments for change.
Strengthen your ability to motivate your clients to make and maintain positive changes. You will become familiar with the spirit, principles and basic techniques of MI. Through interactive exercises, role-play, practice, video, and case examples, you will learn to apply MI more flexibly and effectively and to make MI a more natural and integrated part of your clinical practice."
* Learn to strategically use various MI skills
* Learn how to help clients strengthen their commitment to change
* Learn to use MI with "difficult" client populations
* Understand when to use MI (and when NOT to)
* Learn how to use a range of strategies to "roll with resistance"
* Develop skills to assess your adherence to MI techniques so you can evaluate your own MI practice
This training is open to anyone working with foster, probation, or at-risk youth from Alameda, Solano, or San Francisco County.