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Motivational Interviewing: Evidence-Based Interventions to Improve Client Engagement and Accelerate Behavioral Change
Motivational Interviewing: Evidence-Based Interventions to Improve Client Engagement and Accelerate Behavioral Change

Where:   ROCHESTER, NY

When:  Thursday, December 5, 2019 at 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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DOUBLETREE ROCHESTER
1111 JEFFERSON ROAD
ROCHESTER, NY 14623
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Course Description:

Are you frustrated with having the same client session over and over? Perhaps you’re watching your clients struggle with addiction, anxiety, or other mental health challenges, and your attempts to empower them to make positive changes in their lives feel like going into battle. You feel like you’re working harder than your client, and you feel like they resist everything.

You can make a significant, positive impact on your clients’ lives with Motivational Interviewing.

Motivational interviewing (MI) has emerged over the past three decades as a leading approach for addressing a core clinical concern – motivation. When mastered, this evidence-based approach is highly effective in motivating positive change.

Better still, motivational interviewing can be used regardless of diagnosis and in conjunction with other treatment approaches.

Chris Wagner, Ph.D., motivational interviewing trainer and author, will teach you the skills you need to know to successfully help these clients. You’ll learn how the MI process works, how to help your clients resolve ambivalence about change, and how to effectively respond to resistance in clients. You’ll leave this seminar confident and with the strategies you need to treat your clients with depression, anxiety disorders, addictive behaviors and other clinical issues.

Escape the pattern of struggling with clients, and instead evoke your clients’ own motivation to change!
Objectives:
  1. Describe how to combine person-centered and strategic components to improve clinical outcomes using MI in a positive and supportive way.
  2. Model how the four processes and OARs skills of MI help reduce client ambivalence and empower change.
  3. Explore ways to elicit, recognize and respond to “change talk” to improve treatment outcomes.
  4. Develop clinical strategies for working effectively with clients who are resistant to change.
  5. Explain ways that MI can enhance the effectiveness of other existing therapeutic approaches.
  6. Choose how to effectively use MI to help alleviate symptoms of anxiety, depression and addictive behaviors.
OUTLINE

Motivational Puzzles: Why People Don’t Do What’s Best for Themselves
  • Redefine motivation as an interactive state
  • Utilize three components of change
  • Desire for and fear of change in therapy
  • Ambivalence across the stages of change
  • How ambivalence becomes resistance
  • The spirit of MI
Core MI Processes to Cultivate Change

Engaging: The Relational Foundation
  • Partnership – the core relationship
  • ”Dancing” vs. “wrestling”
  • Avoid the “expert” role
  • Foster client autonomy
  • The core skills of MI
Focusing: The Strategic Decision
  • Match your agenda to the client’s goals & priorities
  • Help clients develop a direction for change
  • Guiding vs. directing or following
  • Help clients find freedom
  • How to prioritize multiple presenting issues & concerns
Evoking: Preparation for Change
  • The key ingredient of MI
  • Preparatory vs. mobilizing change talk
  • Elicit importance, confidence & readiness for change
  • Acceptance & empathy as tools for eliciting change talk
  • Help clients align values and behavior
  • Aid clients in leveraging strengths
  • Build momentum toward change
Planning: Commitment to Change
  • How and when to plan
  • Information exchange to aid in plan development
  • The “Dos” and “Don’ts” of giving advice
MI Tools for Anxiety: Inspire Clients to Engage in Previously Avoided Behaviors
  • MI strategies to strengthen collaboration
  • How to challenge “the way I’ve always done it” thinking
  • Interventions to break familiar, anxiety-inducing patterns
  • Combine MI with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
MI & Depression: Boost Your Clients’ Resilience, Self-Worth & Self-Efficacy
  • Overcoming ambivalence in depression
  • Friends & family: Help clients learn to filter well-intentioned advice
  • Accept, acknowledge, empathize
  • Help clients reframe therapeutic tasks
  • MI & crisis intervention
Substance Use and Addictive Behaviors: MI Strategies to Catalyze Change and Reach Recovery Goals
  • What makes life worth living?
  • Avoid pushback: Emphasizing choice
  • Substance use
  • Other addictive/compulsive behaviors
  • Using MI in conjunction with the 12 steps
Research Limitations and Potential Risks
Target Audience
  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Case managers
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Therapists
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Nurses
  • Other Mental Health Professionals
  • Probation/Parole Officers

CHRISTOPHER WAGNER, PHD

Christopher C. Wagner, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist in Virginia and faculty member at Virginia Commonwealth University, with appointments in Rehabilitation Counseling, Psychology and Psychiatry. He began practicing MI in the 1990s and became a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) in 1998. From 2000-2008, he served in leadership positions in MINT, twice as chair of the network, and he has led three of their international training-of-trainers events. He was re-elected to the MINT board of directors in 2018.

Dr. Wagner has offered hundreds of MI trainings in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia/Oceania. In addition to focusing on clinical and theoretical advances in individual MI, he has also developed group applications of MI and is an author of the official Guilford series book on that topic, co-written with long-time colleague Karen Ingersoll. He has worked with individuals with a variety of health, mental health, addiction and employment challenges across outpatient, inpatient, residential and corrections settings. Dr. Wagner’s trainings are highly engaging and focused on helping participants incorporate MI skills and strategies into their current styles of practice.



Speaker Disclosures:

Speaker Disclosures: Financial: Christopher Wagner is an associate professor for Virginia Commonwealth University. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Christopher Wagner has no relevant nonfinancial relationship to disclose.
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This course has been approved by PESI, Inc., as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 6.0 CE in the Counseling Services skill group. NAADAC Provider #77553. PESI, Inc. is responsible for all aspects of their programming. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance.

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New York Social Workers: PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0008. This activity will qualify for 7.5 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.


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