Date: 5/28/2015, 9:00 am—5:00 pm
County: Alameda County
Sponsor: Fred Finch Youth & Family Services
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.
- Describe the “spirit” and key principles of a guiding, person-centered counseling style
- Observe and debrief demonstrations and DVD examples of MI.
- 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)
- Receive individual feedback in MI practice behavior.
- Develop a personal plan for enhancing confidence and competence in applying MI into clinical practice