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Empowering Autonomy –Offering Expertise in an MI Congruent Way
July 29, 2020

This interactive workshop describes 'empowerment' as viewed through the lens of Motivational Interviewing (MI). This opportunity also defines, details and provides opportunities to practice the E-P-E strategy; suggested for use when practicing MI. The E-P-E strategy allows providers (peers, CASACs, Social Workers, Nurses, Doctors & others) to offer their experience and knowledge while enhancing engagement and a productive and collaborative partnership.

State the MI construction of empowerment.
Describe the relationship between autonomy and empowerment.
Define the E-P-E strategy.
List a minimum of two situations when E-P-E can be used in your work.
Develop a minimum of four responses that can be offered when the client/patient says "No".
Rate how likely you are to implement E-P-E during client/patient conversations.

Goal:  To understand impowerment from the perspective of Motivational Interviewing and to provide information and feedback using the E-P-E strategy.

A. Welcome/Goal/Learning Objectives
B. MI and what is meant by "Empowerment".
C. "Autonomy" and the helping partnership.
D. The E-P-E strategy.
E. When "No" is a complete sentence.
F. E-P-E and you.

This (1-hour) zoom webinar was provided under New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS) Education and Training. Provider Certification Number (115) Training under a New York State OASAS Provider Certification is acceptable for meeting all or part of the CASAC/CPP/CPS education and training requirements.