Classroom Course » Advanced Motivational Interviewing: Continuing the Journey 2-Day

Dates & Times:
May 08, Wednesday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
May 09, Thursday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Hosted By:
Placer County SOC

Registration is Closed

Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a state-of-the-art, evidence-based communication and counseling approach for guiding clients to make and sustain positive behavior changes in brief clinical encounters.  Generally recognized as a practical, common sense approach, becoming proficient in MI—however—is an on-going learning process requiring significant training, practice, and feedback/supervision.  This intensive 2-day intermediate workshop is designed for individuals who have completed introductory training in MI, and have experience using this method in an applied setting.  Participants will be guided through a sequence of learning activities to move from basic competence to intermediate clinical skillfulness, and provided an introduction to current advances in MI.  Learning activities will include: real-life demonstrations, video examples, “real-plays”, case studies, small group exercises, and significant participant practice with feedback.

• Participants will be able to identify and apply the key concepts and principles of Motivational Interviewing (MI);
• Participants will be able to identify and interpret relevant concepts demonstrated through video tape examples of MI;
• Participants will be able to identify and demonstrate the primary skills to evoke motivation for positive behavior change in brief clinical encounters;
• Participants will identify and assess MI skills and strategies applicable to their clinical practice behavior; and
• Participants will develop a personal plan for enhancing confidence and competence in applying MI into clinical practice.

Intended Audience:
This advanced course is intended for participants who have completed the introductory course and have experience using MI in an applied setting.
Session Notes:

This training will be held at The Ridge Golf Club and Event Center in Auburn, CA. Registration will be 15 minutes prior to the training start time, and you must attend both full days to receive CEU credit for this training. The County does not provide snacks or beverages, so you are encouraged to bring your own. Lunch will be on your own at approximately 12-1 (at the trainer's discretion). 

The Ridge Golf Course
2020 Golf Course Road
Auburn 95602
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Driving Directions:
I-80 to Bell Road. NW on Bell Rd. toward Hwy 49; turn right on New Airport Rd. to Golf Course Rd.
Placer County Systems of Care details
 Steven Malcolm Berg-Smith