June 27-28, 2024

8:30AM - 3:00PM Pacific Time

Virtual Two-day Advanced Motivational Interviewing Clinical Workshop

This is an exclusive training for Family Health Centers of San Diego - Mobile Counseling Centers. 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

Dr. Bernard Showers, DSW, LCSW, earned his MSW at Shippensburg University in 2010, where he is now an Adjunct Professor. Mr. Showers also works as an Adjunct Professor for the University of Maryland School of Social Work in Baltimore, MD, and Simmons University School of Social Work in Boston, MA. In the fall of 2018, he was awarded the Dean’s Teaching Award at the University of Maryland due to instructional excellence. In September 2016, he attended the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers Train-the-Trainer event and is now one of 1,500 MINT members worldwide. Mr. Showers has trained aspiring and active independent practitioners at many colleges, universities, governmental agencies, and companies around the United States. In addition to Motivational Interviewing, Mr. Showers has developed, presented, and published several continuing education workshops on family involvement in substance use treatment, ASAM criteria, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, and group therapy. Bernard earned his DSW as part of inaugural class of The University of Kentucky’s Doctorate of Social Work (DSW) program. In July 2021, Bernard Showers was the lead author on the manuscript "Medication for Opioid Use Disorder in Rural America: A Review of the Literature" published in the APA’s Journal of Rural Mental Health.


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