Motivational Interviewing: A Therapeutic Change Model

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time



The Bristal at Armonk

90 Business Park Dr.

Armonk, NY 10504

View Map

Event description


Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a person-centered intervention style aimed at resolving ambivalence about change. MI can also be described as a collaborative 'conversation' style for strengthening a person's own motivation and committment to change.

Participants will explore what can motivate a client to change and the factors that need to be present for effective motivational intervention. Stages of pre-contemplation; styles of MI and the clinical use of descrepancy as a change agent will be discussed. Therapeutic guiding principles of MI will be reviewed within the scope of clinical practice through use of case vignettes.

Participants participating in this program will learn:

* Stages of the Transtheoretical Model of Change

* Indicators that a client is ready to change.

* Styles of therapeutic communication when using Motivational Interviewing

* Core skills of the OARS approach

* Competency benchmarks for clinical supervision or self assessment.

4:40 - 5:30 Registration - Networking - Dinner

5:30 - 7:30 Workshop Presentation

Live Workshop Continuing Education Credit Information:


Full attendance is required: no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.

New York Social Workers:

Aging Remix is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved Provider of continuing education for licensed Social Workers #SW-0301 .

CT Social Workers:

Aging Remix /HDRT Group, Provider # 1445, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. ASWB Approval Period (6/08/16-6/08/19). Social Workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social Workers participating in this course will receive 2.0 (clinical) continuing education clock hours.

Case Managers:

This program has been pre-approved by the Commission for Case Manager Certification to provide continuing education credit to Certified Care Managers (CCMs). CCMs participating in this course will receive 2.0 continuing education clock hours.

Certificates of course completion will be individually distributed at the end of the workshop, and the submission of workshop evaluation form.

About the Instructors:

Anne B. Pagano, LCSW, ACSW, BCD, C-ASWCM

Anne is the Owner of Aging Remix and Executive Director of the Hoarding Disorder Resource and Training Group, Inc. She has over 30 years' experience in direct clinical services, supervision, administration and education in hospitals and long term care facilities, and has presented at numerous national conferences. Anne was also a member of the Fordham University Graduate School of Social Services faculty for 9 years as an Adjunct Professor, and has presented at numerous national conferences. She holds a Master's in Social Work from Simmons College of Social Work in Boston and a Post-Master's Certificate in Gerontology from the Hunter-Brookdale Center on Aging in New York City.

Susan F. Cohn, LCSW, MPH

Susan is the Clinical Education Director for Aging Remix. She is a licensed clinical social worker with a dual master's degree in Social Work and Public Health from Columbia. Susan was the Associate Director for the Jarvie Commonweal Foundation, the Elder Abuse Community Outreach Liason for the Carter Burden Center on Aging in NYC, and is currently the Clinical Social Worker at the Riverdale Senior Center. Susan maintains a private psychotherapy practice in Westchester, NY.

Location: This program will be held at

The Bristal at Armonk

90 Business Park Dr.

Armonk, NY 10504


The Bristal at Armonk is a handicap accessible community. For special needs accommodations, please contact Anne Pagano at 914-980-7117.

This program is co-sponsored by:

The Bristal at Armonk

Sprainbook Manor and Adira at Riverside Rehab


Customer Service: Call (914) 980-7117, or email Anne Pagano at to ask about course content, instructors, request accommodations for disability, submit a formal grievance, or remove your name from a list.

Cancellation Policy: Please let us know if you register then are unable to attend.

Share with friends

Date and Time


The Bristal at Armonk

90 Business Park Dr.

Armonk, NY 10504

View Map

Save This Event

Event Saved