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Motivational Interviewing

Motivational Interviewing is an in-person training hosted on Wednesday, June 14th, 2023, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

By Illume: The Behavioral Health Center of Excellence

When and where

Date and time

Wednesday, June 14 · 9am - 4pm CDT


Places for People 1001 Lynch Street St. Louis, MO 63118

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Join Illume: The Behavioral Health Center of Excellence on Wednesday, June 14th, from 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. (Central)

Motivational Interviewing Training

Motivational Interviewing is a well-established Evidence Based Practice for helping individuals explore ambivalence and work toward positive change. Motivational Interviewing is a therapeutic approach that has been demonstrated to be effective to support a diverse clientele in addressing a wide variety of change concerns.

This training will give you a framework for understanding an individual’s motivation and resolve ambivalence by enabling people to recognize their own patterns, own their personal outcomes and understand the means by which they will achieve those goals. Clinicians and behavioral health staff utilize motivational interviewing to attend to clients and staff needs in a person-centered way.

This training is presented by Julie Blanco, LCSW, CRAADC. She has dedicated 33 years of her career to supporting individuals living with mental illness and substance use concerns, including 11 years as Integrated Treatment Program Manager (first at Community Alternatives, then at Places for People following the two organizations’ merger). Julie is certified as a Trainer for TREM, is Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) member, a Certified Trainer of CRA, among other licensure and certifications. Additionally, Julie has been an adjunct professor at the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis since Spring 2020.

Behavioral Health professionals may apply for up to 6 CEUs.

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Continuing Education Guidelines for Illume in-person training:

•All attendees must attend the full time of the event.

•All attendees are required to be registered before the event.

•All attendees must complete the event CEU questions during the registration process and sign-in sheet at the start of the training.

•Please, arrive to the training5-10 minutes prior to the start time to ensure that any potential difficulties are worked out prior to the event start.

•Attendees must attend the full event time in order to receive continuing education. If an attendee is not present at the start of the training, leaves for a significant time during the training or leaves the training early, CEUs may not be awarded.

•If an attendee experiences any issue that would keep them from being in the training from start time to end time, continuing education cannot be awarded. Illume retains the attendance list for auditing purposes.

•Please allow at least 14 business days to receive your CEU certificate of attendance. CEUs will only be disbursed via email to individuals that have followed the guidelines.

If you have any questions, please contact Illume Manager, Cara Zitko (Jacobsen) at

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