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Wii FM (What’s In It for Me): Moving Clients from Precontemplation or Contemplation to Determination/Preparation and Action


Wii FM – What’s in it for me? While legal, economic, and/or relational consequences can motivate clients to get into treatment initially, sustainable change requires clients to have buy-in beyond external forces. In order to help clients find their own buy-in, counselors need to know where their clients are at in terms the change model. It’s a win/win situation when you identify the carrot and help people make choices for change through empowerment and self-direction. This workshop provides engaging tools counselors can use to identify where their clients are at in terms of willingness to change and experiential interventions to help clients make the changes they need and want to make based on which stage of change they are at. The stages of change model is popular in addictions treatment and also has relevance in regard to everyday changes. 

Participants will be able to:
  • Explain why it’s important to identify client’s stage of change. 
  • Describe how to use the Change Ruler with their groups.

  • Describe how to use the Angle of Opportunity with clients.


It is preferred that professionals with substance abuse certifications, Master's level or higher degree in counseling related fields such as; Psychology, Social Work, Mental Health Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy, School Counseling or be in a graduate level counseling program register.



Though this training is not mandatory, space is very limited. This training is very interactive and experimental, various activities will be conducted. Use of your video camera and audio will be required throughout the entire training. If you believe you will be unable to make this commitment, please allow someone the opportunity to register. In the event that you register and later learn that you will no longer be able to participate, please let us know as soon as possible. By proceeding with registration, you are confirming your complete participation.


PICJennifer R. Salimbene, MSSW, LCSW-R, CASAC, TEP is the Director of the Addiction track at the Hudson Valley Psychodrama Institute. She has been Director of Clinical Services at several in and outpatient substance abuse programs including Lexington Center for Recovery in Dutchess County, NY, and St. Christopher’s Inn at Graymoor in Garrison, NY. She has over 25 years of experience as a psychotherapist. She has a clinical supervision and private therapy practice with offices in Hopewell Junction and Rhinebeck, NY, a Fellow of the American Society of Group Psychotherapy and Psychodrama (ASGPP), and is a graduate of the School of Playback Theatre.




PICRegina Sewell, PhD/ MEd, LMHC, PCC, CP is a licensed mental health counselor in New York and a licensed professional counselor in Ohio. Regina specializes in co-dependency, addictions, LGBT issues, stress management, and getting unstuck. She has a private therapy practice with offices in Hopewell Junction and Rhinebeck, NY. She is currently the Secretary of the American Society of Group Psychotherapy and Psychodrama (ASGPP) and is also a Fellow of the ASGPP and the president of the Hudson Valley Chapter of the ASGPP. Regina also teaches Theatre Therapy at Russell Sage College in Troy, NY and Sociology at SUNY New Paltz.



Starts: May. 9, 2023 9:00 am
Ends: May. 9, 2023 12:00 pm
Registration Deadline
May 7, 2023
Event Type
Webinar/Virtual Training
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