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Motivational Interviewing for Public Health and Public Safety

The Great Lakes ATTC offers this training for individuals working in the Public Health and Public Safety sectors within HHS Region 5: IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, and WI.


February 26th, 2021

8:00 AM – 3:00 PM Central

9:00 AM 4:00 PM Eastern



The workshop will introduce concepts and fundamental skills involved in using Motivational interviewing (MI) in public health and public safety. Through lecture, videos, role-plays, introspection, small and large group activities, participants will have the opportunity to practice the course content. Everyone will be primed to begin using MI and to continue learning.



  • Relate the key skills and spirit of MI to your work
  • Apply OARS skills and sharing information to work-specific situations
  • Evaluate the usefulness of MI in your work setting


**Certificates of attendance will be available to participants who fully attend this workshop. CEUs are not available.



Laura Saunders

Laura Saunders, MSSW

Laura A. Saunders, MSSW, is the Wisconsin State Project Manager for the Great Lakes Addiction, Mental Health and Prevention Technology Transfer Centers. Her position is housed at the UW–Madison, where she’s worked since 1988. Since 2001, Laura has provided SBIRT and Motivational Interviewing training to physicians, nurses, medical students, psychologists, specialty addiction treatment providers, social workers, physical therapists, health educators, and staff who work in correctional settings. She has provided feedback and coaching to hundreds of social workers, correctional staff, and other human service providers who are interested in using evidence-based practices with fidelity. Laura joined the international group of Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) in 2006 (Sophia, Bulgaria) and is an active member of the Wisconsin MINT group.



Kris Kelly

Kris Kelly

Kris Kelly is a project manager for the Peer Recovery Center of Excellence at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and subject matter expert on peer-based recovery support services. Kris has worked with local, state and government organizations, recovery community organizations, recovery high schools, treatment courts, withdrawal management/detoxification centers, and clinical treatment facilities developing best practices for integrating recovery supports into systems and services. As a former ED and director of programs of a Minnesota-based recovery community organization, Kris is a leader in the peer support movement in Minnesota. Kris has presented at state and national conferences on topics ranging from supervision in peer-based recovery support services, integrating peer support services into behavioral health organizations, and recovery-oriented systems of care.



Starts: Feb. 26, 2021 8:00 am
Ends: Feb. 26, 2021 3:00 pm
Registration Deadline
February 26, 2021
Event Type
Webinar/Virtual Training
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