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Motivational Interviewing: Making Real Change Possible

  • Courtyard Marriott 75 Felton Street Marlborough, MA, 01752 United States (map)

Presenter: Harry Cunningham, LICSW is the Director of Consultation, Education and Research at The Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester (MHCGM) where he provides consultation and training services to assist human service agencies to implement various effective practices, especially as they relate to Evidence-Based Practices.

Clinical Expert Series at the Bridge Training Institute

Description: During this one-day MI training, participants are given a thorough introduction to the theory, concepts and techniques of MI. The Stages of Change model will also be introduced as a way to understand how the practice of MI fits into that model. Video segments will be viewed that demonstrate the effective use of MI strategies.  Attendees will be given the opportunity to practice basic MI techniques during class.

Following this training the participants will:

  1. Understand the fundamental spirit and principles of MI

  2. Generalize ways to apply the spirit and principles of MI to the specific groups of clients they work with.

  3. Understand how the empathetic listening skills (OARS) may differ from the methods the clinician now employs.

  4. Understand new techniques to decrease resistance to change and to encourage “change talk.”

  5. Perform 2-3 role plays in order to understand how to apply skills to encourage, identify and elaborate “change talk” from clients.

  6. Give examples of the importance of assessing a client’s confidence about their ability to change an identified behavior.    

Registration fee: $159 per training (includes 6 CEUs)
Register for any combination of 3 trainings are receive $50 off the total cost.

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