course »Introduction to Motivational Interviewing in Work with Youth (2-Day) – 11 CE Credits

Date: 8/6/2019, 9:30 am—4:30 pm
County: Alameda County
CEUs: 11
Location: Oakland
Sponsor: Seneca Family of Agencies
Phone: 510-654-4004
Motivational Interviewing is client-centered disciplined method for enhancing intrinsic motivation to change by exploring and resolving ambivalence. The goal of this training will be to build skills around engagement with youth using the tenants and techniques of Motivational Interviewing.

Participants will be introduced to the principles and skills of motivational interviewing and assess and integrate the them into their practice. Service providers will be challenged to assess what roadblocks they may encounter when working with clients, discuss how to repair this work, and utilize MI to build a strong therapeutic alliance as well as insights in a client’s motivation to change. This training will help providers attune their ear and clinical judgement to gauge where clients are in their change process. This training is highly interactive and requires participation.