This training will provide an introduction to motivational interviewing (MI), a client-centered, evidence-based directive method for enhancing intrinsic motivation to change by exploring and resolving ambivalence.
After orientation to the underlying spirit, structure and principles of MI, practical exercises will help participants to strengthen empathy skills, recognize and elicit patient change talk, and roll with discord/resistance. Research evidence will be reviewed for the efficacy of MI and for its significance regarding substance use disorder treatment, criminal justice, health care, mental health care and the client/patient relationship.
ABOUT THE PRESENTER
Stephen R. Andrew, LCSW, LADC, CCS, CGP is a storyteller, trainer, and the Chief Energizing Officer of Health Education Training Institute. He maintains a compassion-focused private practice in Portland, Maine, USA, where he also facilitates a variety of young person, men's, co-ed, couples, and caregiver groups.
5.5 Contact Hours Available
Click here for details. Certificates will be emailed to participants who attend the entire program. No partial credit will be given.
Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m.
Lunch will be on your own.