Motivational Interviewing

Anchorage, Alaska

Motivational Interviewing is a person-centered, goal-oriented counseling approach to change. This course is designed to provide participants with intermediate to advanced knowledge and skills in Motivational Interviewing and the Stages of Change model. Scenarios and case studies are tailored to medical and behavioral health professionals to use with patients who are struggling with and resisting positive behavioral change. The class teaches providers how to converse, collaborate, and empower their patients to strengthen their patients’ individual motivations to change. Through lecture, discussion, and hands-on skills practice, health care professionals will learn and practice actual communication tools and techniques, based on best practices, to employ in their health care settings.

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August 6-7, 2018

$1,600 per person

Breakfast and lunch provided

Motivational Interviewing is eligible for 15 continued medical education (CME) hours. Southcentral Foundation is a National Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC) approved education provider and the continuing education credits provided for this course will be accepted toward national credentialing by the NCC AP.

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AT THE END OF THIS TRAINING EXPERIENCE, YOU WILL BE ABLE TO:

  • Explain the principles of Motivational Interviewing and the Stages of Change
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the fundamental skills of Motivational Interviewing
  • Describe the techniques used to balance Advocacy and Inquiry in conversations that can lead to change
  • Demonstrate the ability to “roll with resistance” as you guide patients through the Stages of Change

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:

  • Providers
  • Registered nurses
  • Mental and behavioral health professionals

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