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Introduction to Motivational Interviewing: Foundational Skills
Friday, October 08, 2021, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM EST
Category: CE Events: Adult Individuals

Motivational Interviewing normalizes ambivalence and reflects the many elements that can impact the ability of individuals to make changes to improve individual health and safety. It provides practitioners a framework for what to do when individuals are not yet committed to making behavior change and empowers both practitioners and individuals to take responsibility for the change process in a non-hierarchical, non-coercive relationship. This one-day training will provide an introduction to the concepts and skills of Motivational Interviewing. We will focus on an overview of the practice as a whole, including practice considerations and a phased approach to the model. We will review the underlying spirit of MI, and practice basic reflective listening skills. Motivational Interviewing is considered a key competency for working with substance use disorder to elicit and strengthen commitment to change. This training will touch on some specific applications for substance use disorder, including smoking cessation.

Hosted by The Bridge Training Institute in Marlborough, MA for 6 CEs. For more info, visit The Bridge Training Institute's website.