Effecting Change Through the Use of Motivational Interviewing – May 9-10, 2016

May 9-10, 2016: Effecting Change through the use of Motivational Interviewing (Yreka)

Motivational interviewing, a treatment approach developed by William Miller, has been well established as an effective way to promote behavior change in individuals. Following a brief review of the three different helping styles, the definition of motivation, and the fundamental MI principles, this experiential MI Skill Development training will focus on a thorough review of the MI micro-skills that can be utilized in a variety of settings, such as primary care, behavioral health, and law enforcement, to help individuals to engage in change talk, and then make commitments to make behavioral changes based on goals that they have identified. Content related to the provision of screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT) in a variety of care settings will be weaved throughout the training.  Continuing Education credits are available. (Registration)

Priority registration is for members of the Siskiyou Community Services Council and Siskiyou Healthcare Collaborative – Behavioral Health Task Group. Training is presented by UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs and the Pacific Southwest Addiction Technology Transfer Center. This training is made possible with funding from Blue Shield of California Foundation; Siskiyou County Community Corrections Partnership; and Siskiyou County Health and Human Services Agency, Behavioral Health Division – Mental Health Services Act.

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