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FYA Training: Motivational Interviewing

Alameda County Foster Youth Alliance

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM (PDT)

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Non-FYA Agency Staff or Other Ended Free  

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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."

Course Objectives:

* 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.  

Have questions about FYA Training: Motivational Interviewing? Contact Alameda County Foster Youth Alliance

When & Where

ILSP Classroom
675 Hegenberger Road
Oakland, CA 94621

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM (PDT)

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