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Motivational Interviewing - Part 2

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Amos House

460 Pine Street

Providence, Rhode Island 02907

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This session is only open to those who attended Part 1: Motivational Interviewing on March 2nd

Motivational Interviewing is a clinical approach that helps people with mental health and substance use disorders and other chronic conditions such as diabetes, cardiovascular conditions, and asthma make positive behavioral changes to support better health. The approach upholds four principles— expressing empathy and avoiding arguing, developing discrepancy, rolling with resistance, and supporting self-efficacy (client’s belief s/he can successfully make a change).

Motivational Interviewing is a core clinical skill in the Housing First model and must be part of the basic work with any client in the Housing First program. Its overarching concept is that change is possible and that the desire for change must come from the individual. Housing First teams/staff can increase this motivation in a variety of ways, but the client is ultimately responsible for, and in control of, making the change.

This workshop is designed to assist case managers with understanding the principles of Motivational Interviewing and how to use that practice in conjunction with trauma informed care and a harm reduction approach. Case studies will be utilized to assist participants with understanding the signs of trauma, how to manage situations in which clients begin to talk about their trauma, and how and when to refer clients for therapy to work on trauma.

Coffee and light refreshments will be served. A certificate of completion will be provided to all participants that complete the session. The certificate can be used to apply for CEUs for various disciples such as social work, peer certification and more.

Trainer: Christine P. Rhodes LICSW received her BA from Trinity College in Hartford, CT and her Masters Degree from Rhode Island College School of Social Work. Prior to beginning her own private practice in Providence 7 years ago, Chris was the Clinical Director at Amos House for 9 years. She has also held positions at Day One, The Providence Center and AdCare Hospital, and has taught in the Doctoring Program at The Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University. She brings nearly 20 years of experience working with chronically homeless individuals and families who often are also struggling with substance use disorders, mental health challenges, education barriers and employment difficulties. Christine P. Rhodes is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, and is a Certified Anger Management Specialist.

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