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Effecting Change through the Use of Motivational Interviewing: Interactive Training for Skill Development

April 6, 2022

Presented by ISAP

Motivational interviewing (MI), a treatment approach developed by William Miller, has been well established as an effective way to promote behavior change in individuals across a range of health settings, including improving engagement and retention. This face-to-face training requires previous training and experience using motivational interviewing techniques in clinical practice. This experiential MI Skill Development training will focus on ways to help clients engage in change talk in order to make commitments for behavioral changes based on collaborative goal identification. It will provide in-depth instruction, practice, and feedback on fostering and utilizing change talk to increase client motivation, and movement toward change across all health, mental health, and substance use conditions. Ample time will be devoted to case examples and applications as well as group practice sessions to enable training participants to gain the skills necessary to engage their clients/patients and work to enhance their motivation for change.

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