April 15-16, 2020


VIRTUAL--Two-day Advanced Motivational Interviewing Clinical Workshop

This is an exclusive training for Utah Department of Human Services Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health. Please contact the hosting agency for registration details.

About the event

The focus will be more on demonstrations and exercises with feedback to improve providers’ skills. An emphasis is on evoking and responding to change talk. Training content is completely customized, with experiential exercises designed around scenarios relevant to your setting. Providers are offered many opportunities to practice key skills from motivational interviewing and receive personalized coaching throughout the training. As part of the training, all participants receive an in-depth Training Journal to guide the training experience and as a resource for continuing skill application.
All participants receive an in-depth training journal to guide the training experience and as a resource for continuing skill application, as part of the training.

About the trainer

Scott Boyles is a licensed addiction counselor, MINT trainer and the Senior National Training Director for Train for Change Inc.® Mr. Boyles has spent more than three decades in the behavioral health field and has many years of experience working with the ASAM Criteria. Mr. Boyles is one of the original early adopters of the ASAM criteria, starting in 1991.Before becoming a full-time trainer, Mr. Boyles used the criteria professionally as a counselor and director. From 2007-2011, Mr. Boyles also served as a member of the ASAM Steering Committee for the ASAM Patient Placement Criteria. He also spent many years as a site reviewer, monitoring programs’ application of the criteria. Mr. Boyles’ experience at all levels of service and observation has enabled him to understand trainees’ needs in both education and application at different levels of the service system. Since 1993, he has trained more than 8,000 people in proper use of the criteria. Mr. Boyles has passion and expertise in system-change approaches to support effective implementation and use of the ASAM criteria. He is well-known for his information, engaging, and entertaining trainings, which include practical, real-world applications.

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