WJCS Professional Workshop: Motivational Interviewing

Date: October 6, 2020
Time: 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Location:  Zoom
Contact: Colleen Porrazzo
Email: [email protected]

Motivational Interviewing

Dates: 10/6/20 & 10/13/20      

Time: 9:00-11:30 AM

Enrollment Limited to:  16                    Contact Hrs: 5                          CEU’s: 5                                                                                                        

Individuals presenting for treatment, whether it be medical, psychiatric, or substance use-related, frequently come to treatment possessing varying levels of motivation, including resistance or ambivalence about making the necessary changes.  Successful engagement with clients around treating problematic behaviors often requires assessing and increasing their motivation to make the changes necessary to improve their condition.  Motivational Interviewing is an intervention aimed to enhance clients’ motivations to make needed changes.  Motivational Interviewing is a highly effective, directive, and collaborative style of engagement that respects patients’ autonomy while empowering them to realize their underlying motivations and capacity to live a healthier lifestyle.  In this course, participants will be introduced to Motivational Interviewing and have the opportunity to practice its methods of intervention.  At the close of the course, individuals will be encouraged to consider how they will continue to advance their understanding and utilization of motivational interviewing.                                                                                    

MethodZoom.  Lecture, discussion, and role-play.       

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the stages of change model and how to assess client’s level of motivation for change
  • Understand the relationship between the Stages of Change Model and MI
  • Understand the impact of confrontational styles of intervention on motivation for change
  • Understand the underlying spirit and principles of motivational interviewing, and how this differs from traditional approaches to addressing ambivalence
  • Describe the four processes of motivational interviewing
  • Become familiar with methods for increasing motivation, including OARS
  • Be able to differentiate change talk from sustain talk
  • Describe three approaches to responding to sustain talk

Instructor:  Rachel Held, PhD

Location:  via Zoom 

Cost:  $250

Westchester Jewish Community Services is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0067.

Please note:  To receive CE credits, one must attend the entirety of the class. Partial credit will not be awarded to those who attend only a portion of the class.  Therefore, late arrival or an early departure of greater than 10 minutes constitutes not attending a class in its entirety. To document attendance, participants must sign in and out of the class and complete an evaluation at the end of each class.

Refund Policy:  Refundable up to 2 weeks prior to start date.

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