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Motivational Interviewing: Guiding Therapeutic Change with a Client-Centered Approach to Transforming Ambivalence - 1016

Noeticus Counseling Center and Training Institute

Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 9:00 AM - Sunday, October 16, 2016 at 6:00 PM (MDT)

Motivational Interviewing: Guiding Therapeutic Change...

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Registration Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
General Registration
For Mental Health Professionals
Oct 14, 2016 $225.00 $0.00
Group Registration (3 or More)
For 3 or More Professionals Registering Together
Oct 14, 2016 $200.00 $0.00
Military/Veteran Registration
For Active Military Personnel, Veterans, and their Spouses/Partners
Oct 14, 2016 $190.00 $0.00
Student Registration
For Graduate Students in Mental Health Professions
Oct 14, 2016 $175.00 $0.00
Staff/Alumni Registration
For Current Noeticus Staff and/or Noeticus Alumni
Oct 14, 2016 $125.00 $0.00

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Motivational Interviewing:

Guiding Therapeutic Change with a Client-Centered Approach to Transforming Ambivalence

“Digging for Treasure - Together 

Training Description:

Motivational Interviewing (MI) is an evidence-based practice in the treatment of substance use disorders and supports many other types of behavioral change as well. MI focuses on exploring and resolving therapeutic ambivalence by engaging motivational processes within the client that facilitate change. By looking at the change process that clients are embarking upon as one that has both positive and negative attributes worthy of thoughtful investigation and nonjudgmental understanding, the MI approach has the tendency to dispel power struggles between therapist and client and dissolve notions such as "resistance" and "non-compliance."

Motivational Interviewing differs from more externally-motivated therapeutic methods in that it does not impose change on clients from the outside, but rather supports self-initiated change from the client in ways that are congruent with the client's own values and concerns. Motivational Interviewing therefore aligns with many of the concepts and techniques from humanistic psychology familiar to mental health professionals in that it assumes people are oriented toward growth and are doing the best they can with their current resources. Motivational Interviewing is a little bit different from the typical humanistic approach, however, in that it also helps to highlight discrepancies between what clients want and what clients are doing. In this way, Motivational Interviewing is more like a "client-centered, but therapist-directed" approach to therapeutic change.

Because only about 10-15% of the people who are wanting to make a change in their lives are actually at a place where they are ready, willing, and able to make those changes, it is crucial for mental health professionals to have an understanding of what the change process looks like, how to assess clients for their stage of change, and determine the therapeutic skills and interventions that are most effective - and even necessary - at each of the different stages of change. Motivational Interviewing provide just such a framework and therefore significantly increases the chances of making a positive impact on the other 85-90% of individuals who involved in the change process.

Training Objectives:

Participants in this experiential training learn the following:

  1. The basic theoretical framework of Motivational Interviewing.
  2. The "spirit" of MI and how that guides all interventions.
  3. The principles of MI.
  4. Basic skills and strategies of MI through guided role plays.
  5. The essential elements of change talk and anchoring commitment.
  6. Prochaska and DiClemente's Stages of Change within the context of MI.

This 15-hour training is for counseling psychology graduate students and post-graduate mental health professionals who are interested in learning more about the process of therapeutic change, how to align with their clients during this process, and the repertoire of skills needed to effectively work with clients along the change continuum. 

Training Instructor:

Ryan Kennedy professional pictureRyan Kennedy, LAC, LMFT, LPC, RN, CACIII, CGP, DBTC, ACS, is the Executive and Training Director at Noeticus Counseling Center and Training Institute and an Approved Clinical Supervisor with the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) affiliate, the Center for Credentialing and Education (CCE). He has been a psychotherapist since 1993 and a counselor educator and clinical supervisor since 1996, serving as core faculty at Naropa University in the Graduate School of Psychology and as adjunct faculty at the University of Colorado Denver, Prescott College, and Front Range Community College. Ryan’s clinical training is in the areas of trauma and dissociative disorders, chronic and persistent mental illness, psychiatric nursing and psychopharmacology, addictions and recovery, domestic/family violence, and living with life-threatening illnesses. He was introduced to the tools and techniques of Motivational Interviewing in the mid 1990s and has been using and teaching this material since then.

Training Text:

Book Cover of Motivational Interviewing

This training draws from the text, Motivational Interviewing: Helping People Change (3rd Edition) by William R. Miller and Stephen Rollnick. Training participants are encouraged to read the book prior to the training and to bring it with them as a resource during the training. The book is available here: http://www.amazon.com/Motivational-Interviewing-Helping-People-Applications/dp/1609182278

Training Information:

  • Date: Saturday, October 15 through Sunday, October 16, 2016
  • Time: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm Both Days (Check-In at 8:30 am)
  • Where: Noeticus Office; 190 East 9th Avenue, Suite #310; Denver CO 80203
  • Cost: $225 General Fee; $175 Graduate Student Fee; $125 Noeticus Staff/Alumni
  • Discount: $200 Group of 3 or More Registering Together; $190 Military Personnel/Veterans
  • Contact Hours: 15.0 Contact Hours of Training
  • Registration: Pre-Registration is required for attendance
  • Size: Limited to 20 Participants; Please Register Early to Ensure Placement 
More Information:
Cancellation and Refund Policy:
We hope you will be able to attend your training after you register, but we also understand that life can present many complications and challenges that are sometimes unavoidable. If you register for a training and discover later that you will be unable to attend, please take a look at our Cancellation and Refund Policy to see what your options are, then let us know what you'd like to do. Here is a link to the policy: http://www.noeticus.org/Cancel_and_Refund_Policy.html

Approved Continuing or Professional Education Provider Information:
 
ACEP LogoNoeticus Counseling Center and Training Institute has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP #6704. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Noeticus Counseling Center and Training Institute is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
 
 
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Noeticus Counseling Center and Training Institue has been approved by NAADAC as an Approved Education Provider, AEP, #151584. Programs that do not qualify for NAADAC credit are clearly identifeid. Noeticus Counseling Center and Training Institute is solely resonsible for all aspects of the programs.
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190 E 9th Ave
Suite #310
Denver, CO 80203

Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 9:00 AM - Sunday, October 16, 2016 at 6:00 PM (MDT)


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Noeticus Counseling Center and Training Institute

Noeticus Counseling Center and Training Institute® is a community-based, not-for-profit group counseling practice and professional training organization based in Denver, Colorado. Our mission is to provide innovative, effective, and affordable counseling and educational services to a broad range of individuals, couples, and families living within the greater Denver/Boulder community. We are also committed to offering basic and advanced training opportunities to graduate students and mental health professionals both locally and across the country. We especially value doing this through collaborative and engaging community partnerships or affiliations with other like-minded individuals, organizations, agencies, institutions, universities, and foundations. For more information, we can be reached at: www.noeticus.org

 

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