course »Motivational Interviewing: Continuing the Journey

Date: 5/28/2015, 9:00 am—5:00 pm
County: Alameda County
CEUs: 7
Location: Oakland
Sponsor: Fred Finch Youth & Family Services
Phone: 510-482-2244
Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a state-of-the-art, evidence-based communication and counseling approach for guiding clients to make and sustain positive behavior changes in brief clinical encounters. Generally recognized as a practical, common sense approach, becoming proficient in MI—however—is an on-going learning process requiring significant training, practice, and feedback/supervision. This intensive 1-day intermediate workshop is designed for individuals who have completed introductory training in MI, and have experience using this method in an applied setting. Participants will be guided through a sequence of learning activities to move from basic competence to intermediate clinical skillfulness, and provided an introduction to current advances in MI. Learning activities will include: real-life demonstrations, videotape examples, “real-plays”, case studies, small group exercises, and significant participant practice with feedback.

Learning Objectives:
  1. Describe the “spirit” and key principles of a guiding, person-centered counseling style
  2. Observe and debrief demonstrations and DVD examples of MI.
  3. Demonstrate and practice intermediate skills and strategies of MI (e.g., strategic reflective listening, rolling with resistance, eliciting change talk, developing discrepancy, mobilizing core values, transitioning through the 4 processes of MI)
  4. Receive individual feedback in MI practice behavior.
  5. Develop a personal plan for enhancing confidence and competence in applying MI into clinical practice