Level I Wednesday/Thursday, April 4-5, 2018 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Training Location: Essentia Hospital-Superior in the Courtyard Room, Lower Level
Using Motivational Interviewing (MI) in practice: Engaging clients and finding a focus for change. 12 contact hours.
Join Laura Saunders, member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) who for almost 20 years has provided Motivational interviewing training to physicians, nurses, medical students, psychologists, specialty addiction treatment providers, social workers, physical therapists, health educators, staff who work in correctional settings and many others.
What is Motivational Interviewing? Motivational Interviewing (MI) is an evidence based style of conversation for helping clients resolve their ambivalence about changing their behaviors, thoughts or attitudes.
Does it work? There are over 1500 publications in peer -reviewed literature citing the use of a motivational approach for a wide range of behavior changes; 250 clinical trials and several meta-analyses. What you’ll experience… You will be introduced to concepts and fundamental skills involved in using Motivational Interviewing (MI) in your practice setting. Through lecture, videos, and role-plays, participants will have the opportunity to demonstrate and practice the course content. Take Level I for an in-depth introduction to the practice of Motivational Interviewing.
Continue to Level II to deepen your knowledge and skills through practice and feedback. This course has been constructed based on the research for optimization of practitioner knowledge and skill acquisition. “There is no other way to assure fidelity to the model than through either audio recordings or direct observation. While participants are often reluctant to submit audio-recordings of their work, all resoundingly report that it’s helpful, not painful and moves their practice towards Motivational interviewing proficiency quickly.” Laura Saunders, MSSW, Instructor