Motivational Interviewing: A 2-Part Series for Community Health

April 21, 2017 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
CCALAC or University of Pheonix
CCALAC - 700 S Flower St #3150
Los Angeles, CA 90017 or University of Phoenix – 299 N. Euclid Ave, Pasadena
CA 91101
$200; $250 after April 7
Kaleigh Cornelison

Motivational Interviewing (MI) is an evidence-based communication style, highly effective in strengthening patient engagement and motivation.  This 2-part interactive workshop provides participants with a foundation for building the practice of Motivational Interviewing, as well as more specific practice applying the skills to your particular setting. We will focus on learning which strategies yield the best results using demonstrations, videos, small group exercises, “real-plays” and role-plays to learn about the Motivational Interviewing spirit, skills, processes, and strategies.

This training is presented in two parts: one session in April and one session in May in order to allow participants to practice their MI skills and then refine them in the second session. The registration fee covers attendance for both sessions as well as a follow-up webinar to ensure participants have the support they need to implement the skills they learn.

Participants will:

  • Understand the fundamental spirit and principles of Motivational Interviewing
  • Develop empathic listening skills (OARS)
  • Practice strategies for reducing defensiveness and building engagement
  • Begin to identify and respond to client readiness through language cues (change talk and sustain talk)
  • Learn the steps for applying MI through the Four Processes (Engage, Focus, Evoke, Plan)

Presented by Mary Beth Abella-Jacks, MSW.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Parking will be validated.

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