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Motivational Interviewing Learning Collaborative (4/15)

Build your Motivational Interviewing (MI) skills through the free Motivational Interviewing Learning Collaborative!

Third Wednesday each month, beginning February 19, 2020. 
10:00-10:45am CST

The Great Lakes MHTTC and PTTC will host a series of interactive calls via Zoom for people who want to enhance their MI skills. This learning opportunity provides practitioners with a no-cost, easy to access opportunity to continue to build their practice skills towards fidelity.

  • All sessions will be geared towards multiple levels of learning.
  • Attend all sessions or select from the menu (see list of dates and topics below).
  • Calls last for 45 minutes
  • You only need to register one time for the Zoom link to the calls 

Trainer: Laura Saunders
State Project Manager, Wisconsin
Great Lakes ATTC, MHTTC, and PTTC

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.

Topics by Date

February 19
Your MI Spirit Is Showing

March 18 
Let Your Partner (Client, Consumer, Customer, Patient) Know You're Working Hard to Understand

April 15
WHY Not Ask WHY And Other Things to Think About With Open Questions

May 20
Taming Your Inner Cheerleader: Be Proud Of You and How Well You Can Use Affirmations

June 17
Gold Star Things to Say (Genuinely!) 

July 15
What To Do When the Client Says Something About Changing Their Behavior

August 19
What to Do When The Client Seems Stuck About Changing Their Behavior

September 16 
Pay Attention to Discord

October 21
Guess What Happens When You Ask for Change Talk?

November 18:   TBD

December 16:   TBD 

Starts: Apr. 15, 2020 10:00 am
Ends: Dec. 16, 2020 10:45 am
Event Type
Webinar/Virtual Training
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