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Motivational Interviewing: Relational Skills (Level 1 – September 2023)

8:30am - September 20, 2023 thru 11:30am - October 4, 2023 | Timezone: US/Central
Collaborating TTC: Great Lakes ATTC
Registration Deadline: September 20, 2023
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Motivational Interviewing (MI) is an evidence-based collaborative conversational style used to help strengthen an individual's own motivation and commitment to change. In this interactive, skills-based workshop, participants will have the opportunity to learn about and practice the spirit and relational skills of MI.

 

Note: Participants must complete Motivational Interviewing: Relational Skills (Level 1) to be eligible to attend the subsequent training in the MI series: Motivational Interviewing: Technical Skills (Level 2). Those who fully attend Level 1 will automatically receive an invitation to register to attend Level 2.

 

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

After completing Motivational Interviewing: Relational Skills (Level 1), participants will:

  • Have an introductory level understanding of the purpose, benefits, and challenges of MI
  • Understand and practice the four processes used in MI: planning, evoking, focusing, and engaging
  • Recognize differences between helpful client engagement vs. harmful client engagement
  • Prepare to apply the spirit of Motivational Interviewing to patient interactions
  • Observe and practice the core skills of MI: listening, open-ended questions, affirmations, reflections, and summarization.

 

 

Training Dates:

  • September 20, 2023 from 8:30AM-11:30AM CT
  • September 27, 2023 from 8:30AM-11:30AM CT
  • October 4, 2023 from 8:30AM-11:30AM CT

 

 

CONTINUING EDUCATION:

Registrants who fully attend this training will be eligible to receive 9 NAADAC certified continuing education (CE) hours. CE certificates are sent via email within two weeks after the conclusion of the training. 

 

 

TRAINER:

Trainer, Sue EckMaahs

Sue EckMaahs

Sue EckMaahs has practiced and trained Motivational Interviewing (MI) for over 30 years.  With a background in Sociology, she has provided MI implementation, training, and coaching services to thousands of professionals and over two hundred organizations, nationally & internationally.  Her audience spans mental health, substance abuse, public health & primary care, education, child protection/family reunification, workforce development, and re-entry/corrections.  On a personal note, she loves hiking with her partner Steve & dog, Cassie!  

 

 

To ensure all participants get the most out of these interactive virtual trainings, we ask that everyone be prepared to do the following in every session:

 

MI Meeting Etiquette

 

 

The Great Lakes A/MH/PTTC is offering this training for individuals working in HHS Region 5: IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI. This training is being provided in response to a need identified by Region 5 stakeholders.