This workshop is designed to introduce the theoretical underpinnings and practical techniques of Motivational Interviewing, an evidence-based and person-centered approach intensifying motivation and commitment to increase health-promoting behaviors. Motivational Interviewing operationalizes strategies for collaborating with people toward facilitating lasting and self-driven change. The approach has been linked to improved outcomes for individual who live with behavioral health and medical disorders. Participants will have an opportunity to engage in experiential exercises, role-play practice and learn several strategies to improve their capacity to work with participants.
a. Describe the “spirit” of Motivational Interviewing;
b. Practice introductory techniques used in Motivational Interviewing;
c. Discuss how Motivational Interviewing (MI) could be used with persons in various contexts and in short-term counseling.
d. Conceptualize potential “next steps” toward developing proficiency in MI.
Attend full session, complete evaluation and assessment; active participation in class