Clinical Workshop in MI

This two-day workshop focuses on the fundamental concepts of motivational interviewing. Trainees will identify the spirit of motivational interviewing and the four key processes. Emphasis is placed on skill practice, including developing reflective listening skills to encourage change talk.

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Individualized Service Plans Using Motivational Interviewing and The ASAM Criteria

This application-focused workshop offers a practical approach to individualized service planning using the ASAM Criteria and MI to support and drive care. Trainees practice core MI skills to increase client readiness for and engagement in treatment. The training includes writing measurable, individualized treatment plans that incorporate the ASAM Criteria and MI.

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Motivational Interviewing Spotlight: Engagement

This one-day training focuses on the first process of motivational interviewing: engagement. Trainees identify common clinician traps that can lead to disengaged interactions and practice client-centered strategies for a collaborative working relationship.

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Motivational Interviewing Supervisor Training

Supervisors play a key role in a counselor’s development of motivational interviewing skills. Effectively trained supervisors can not only demonstrate the spirit of motivational interviewing, but they can also provide guidance and feedback for counselors in an MI-consistent manner. On-site expertise in MI will allow continuous quality improvement in counselor skills.

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Motivational Interviewing Health Coaching

Motivational interviewing and health coaching are complementary processes that can help patients change their behaviors. In this training, emphasis is placed on the similarities and differences of MI and health coaching, as well as how these practices can be integrated to help promote patient engagement and commitment to change.

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Motivational Interviewing Coaching and MITI Coding

MI skills tend to drift over time. To ensure fidelity, trainees receive ongoing coaching with feedback. Trainee MI skills are assessed over the phone by a coder during sessions with an actor. Following the session, the coder offers verbal and written feedback on the trainee’s motivational interviewing skills using MITI coding to provide standardized skill assessment.

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Virtual Training on Motivational Interviewing

To reinforce and build upon key MI skills, refresher curriculum is provided via an online platform. Each brief session focuses on one to two key skills, with practice and time for questions.

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Development of Out-of-Session Curriculum

MI training can be enhanced through curriculum that is completed outside of training sessions and continued after training ends. Curriculum focuses on practicing changing closed questions into open ones, identifying and summarizing change talk, and other skills. Custom curriculum available.

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