course »Motivational Interviewing, Part II

Date: 10/20/2016, 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) offers a practical, evidence-based approach for supporting clients in making and sustaining positive behavior changes. Originally developed in the drug and alcohol field, over 300 clinical trials demonstrate the efficacy of MI across a range of populations and target behaviors. In particular, MI has been shown to be especially effective in brief clinical encounters and for individuals not ready or unsure about change. This intensive 2-day MI introductory workshop will provide participants an overview of the theory, principles, skills, and current advances of MI. Participants will be guided through a sequence of learning activities to explore and shape MI practice behavior, and to support the on-going process for developing proficiency in MI. Learning activities will include: 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 Motivational Interviewing (MI)
  2. Observe and debrief demonstrations and videotape examples of MI
  3. Demonstrate and practice the interpersonal style and primary skills for evoking intrinsic motivation for positive behavior change in brief clinical encounters
  4. Receive individual feedback in MI practice behavior
  5. Develop a personal plan for practicing and incorporating the primary skills and strategies of MI into clinical practice behavior