The JSSA (Jewish Social Service Agency) Training Institute presents:
Tipping the Balance Towards Change: An introduction to Motivational Interviewing
(3 continuing education credits)
Joseph Cooper, Ph.D., LPC
June 6, 9:00 AM-12:15 PM
Every therapist knows the frustration of trying to help ambivalent clients who are stuck between wanting change and not wanting it. In this presentation, you will be introduced to the theory and practice of Motivational Interviewing. This evidenced-based approach is a directive, client centered approach designed to elicit behavioral change by helping clients to explore and resolve ambivalence. At one time used only in substance abuse counseling, Motivational Interviewing has been taken up by therapists treating a wide variety of issues, such as depression, anxiety, eating disorders, psychosis, and health-related concerns. Through lecture, video examples, and case discussion, you will learn how to apply the core principles of Motivational Interviewing to help your clients resolve ambivalence, work through resistance, and increase their internal motivation for positive change.
Participants will learn:
1. Identify the theoretical foundations of Motivational Interviewing
2. Identify the stages of changes and interventions for each stage
3. Examine “opening strategies” of a motivational interviewing session
4. Identify techniques for identifying and resolving client resistance
5. Explore techniques for eliciting self-motivational statements and change-talk from your clients
Joseph Cooper, Ph.D., LPC, is an Associate Professor in the department of counseling at Marymount University and faculty member in the Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy Program at the Washington School of Psychiatry. He has over 22 years of clinical experience working with adults and adolescents treating both mental health and substance use disorders. Dr. Cooper has published scholarly articles, book chapters, and conducted trainings on topics such as clinical supervision, affect regulation, motivational interviewing, and short-term dynamic psychotherapy. He maintains a private practice in Washington, DC.
This is a training for mental health professionals, and other health professionals.
CE Credits: Eligible for 3 CE credits
In order to receive a certificate, registrants must attend the entire session.
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