Motivational Interviewing: Preparing People to Change

Motivational Interviewing: Preparing People to Change


Friday, September 3, 1:30 PM CDT (lasts approximately 1 hour)

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Program Description:

This presentation will assist in the development of an understanding of the fundamental concepts and skills of Motivational Interviewing (MI) for use with individuals diagnosed with co-occurring psychiatric, substance use and medical issues. Motivational Interviewing is a style and spirit which allows the helping professional to join and engage the individual in the change process. During this presentation, practitioners will learn motivational interviewing basic principles and techniques designed to process ambivalence, to elicit and strengthen responses for change, and to build a commitment to a change plan.

Learning objectives:

– Understand what Motivational Interviewing is and why it is useful for resistant clients

– Implement the Motivational Interviewing Spirit, Principles and Strategies

Program Presenter:

Lauren Moyer, MSW, LMSW, CCDP-D, CCGC, received her MSW from UMKC. She is a Licensed Social Worker, a Certified Co-Occurring Disorders Professional–Diplomate, and a Certified Compulsive Gambling Counselor in the states of Missouri and Kansas. Lauren is the Special Projects Director for ReDiscover in Kansas City, Missouri.

Continuing Professional Education:

We offer the following accreditation which is available during the Web Conference, via a link below the video window: The University of Missouri-St Louis, Missouri Institute of Mental Health (MIMH) will be responsible for this program and maintain a record of your continuing education credits earned. The Missouri Institute of Mental Health will award 1 clock hour or 1.2 contact hours (.1 CEU) for this activity.MIMH credit will fulfill Clinical Social Work and Psychologist licensure requirements in the State of Missouri. Attendees with licensure from other states are responsible for seeking appropriate continuing education credit, from their respective boards for completing this program.

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