Using Motivational Interviewing to Engage Families with Adolescents in SUD treatment

Northwest ATTC (2012-2017)


Educational Event: This class has a prerequisite: Completion of a foundational course in Motivational Interviewing, such as Intro to MI or a college class. Over the last 30 years, research has shown that family-based interventions are effective in combination with substance use disorder (SUD) treatment; however, integration of the two approaches remain relatively rare. This training will examine some of the common challenges found in engaging families of adolescents in family-based interventions for SUD treatment. It will discuss reasons families tend to avoid joining their loved one’s therapy and demonstrate strategies to increase their motivation to do so. A review of several family-based interventions will highlight those that fall within the scope of practice of SUD counselors. Lastly, recognizing when to make referrals to a trained family therapist, in addition to suggestions to improve the coordination of care between SUD providers and family therapists, will be offered.

Registration Fee:
Hilton Conference Center
17620 International Blvd
Seattle, Washington 98188
For more information, contact:
Anya Ludwig
Phone: 5034948255
Registration information is not available at this time.
Washington Department of Social and Health Services/Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery
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