course »Motivational Interviewing and Adolescence: Nurturing Independence in System-Involved Youth

Date: 8/8/2022, 9:15 am—4:15 pm
County: Training Offerings
CEUs: 6
Sponsor: A Better Way, Inc.
Phone: 510-601-0203
This course will focus on the nuanced application of Motivational Interviewing fundamentals when working with adolescent clients. Attendees will learn about the Spirit of Motivational Interviewing, the four processes, OARS (open-ended questions, affirmations, reflections, and summaries), the different forms of communication (change talk, sustain talk, discord), and change plans. Attendees will apply these concepts with the practice of adolescent-friendly Motivational Interviewing interventions that nurture agency and independence. The course will conclude with a discussion around how to increase caregiver (family, school staff, other adults) support around the adolescents treatment focus. The training will include large group discussion, breakout groups, and practice with concrete MI exercises.