Advanced Motivational Interviewing
Start: Friday, May 31, 2013 @ 8:30 AM (EDT)
Brattleboro , VT 05302
Motivational Interviewing (MI) has been shown to be an effective intervention for improving rapport and increasing retention and outcomes for persons with various mental health and/or substance abuse issues. However, MI can be difficult to learn and often requires several training exposures for skill advancement. Participants in this training will practice their current MI skills and develop more complex skills for eliciting change talk and rolling with resistance. Dr. Broffman will also explore organizational change issues related to the integration of MI.
Attendees interested in this training should have completed an introductory Motivational Interviewing training and/or have experience using Motivational Interviewing in their practice or field.
At the end of this conference, participants will be able to
1. Discuss and demonstrate a deeper understanding of Motivational Interviewing principles and strategies.
2. Apply at least two Motivational Interviewing interventions with greater skill.
3. Self-assess competency in Motivation Interviewing techniques with greater objectivity.
Thomas E. Broffman, PhD, LICSW, is a chemical dependency consultant for the Rhode Island Department of Behavioral Health, Developmental Disabilities and Hospital in Cranston, RI. He has trained, consulted and helped social service agencies integrate MI into programs and delivery systems for over 17 years. He has been as assistant professor at Eastern Connecticut State University and a faculty member of the New England School of Addiction Studies since 1993.