Date: 9/15/2016, 9:00 am—5:00 pm
County: Alameda County
Sponsor: Fred Finch Youth & Family Services
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.