Essentials of Motivational Interviewing - Intensive 2 Day Training

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MDC Training Facility

125 Maxim Road

Hartford, CT 06114

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When: May 20 and 22, 2019 (Monday and Wednesday)

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Over the course of this 2-day workshop you will become familiar with the basic theory of MI, practice ways to foster an effective working alliance at the very first meeting, and develop skills to successfully engage difficult cases. You will also become skilled at recognizing, eliciting, and reinforcing key client verbalizations that will set the stage for an effective plan for changing self-defeating behaviors.

What are the Goals?

  • Develop a basic level of proficiency so that you can begin to use Motivational Interviewing (MI)
  • Recognize the essential features of the MI communication style and how it differs from other approaches
  • Become skilled at engaging reluctant clients and forming a powerful and productive alliance at the very first meeting
  • Respond to challenging and provocative client statements in a way that reduces defensiveness and moves interactions forward
  • Understand the reasons why what your clients say, during clinical interactions
  • Reinforce and recognize client verbalizations that signal internal energy for change.

Speaker:

Raymond Chip Tafrate, PhD, is a licensed psychologist and professor in the Criminology and Criminal Justice Department at Central Connecticut State University. He co-chairs the Forensic special interest group for the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, is a Fellow and Supervisor at the Albert Ellis Institute, a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers, and frequently consults with criminal justice agencies and programs.

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