Instructor: Claire Robitaille, Ph.D. / Kimberly Blair, M.A., LPCC-S
Program Description: Motivational Interviewing is an empirically supported clinical practice used to address ambivalence with clients who are in the process of change. This 6 hour training will introduce participants to an overview of motivation interviewing and the populations and symptoms that have it has been demonstrated to be effective with. An introduction to the basic underlying assumptions and principles, as well as the specific skills associated with motivational interviewing, will be presented using a variety of learning modalities. Opportunities to practice the skills of MI will be woven throughout the training.
Increase understanding of what motivational interviewing is and when to use it.
Understand the foundational concepts of motivational interviewing.
Understand the assumptions, principles and skills of motivational interviewing.
Define "motivational interviewing".
Identify the specific populations that have empirical evidence for effectiveness.
Identify the basic prinicples of motivational interviewing.
Match stages of change with examples of behavior.
Demonstrate proficiency in implementing the skill/techniques associated with motivational interviewing.
2. History and background
3. The method: assumptions and principles
4. Stages of Change
5. Skills of MI
Participants: Counselors, Social Workers, Psycholgists, and other professionals trained as mental health providers.
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