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Zoom, Zoom: Helping your virtual sessions take off!

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.




The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a seismic shift in how practitioners provide services. With the sudden shift to virtual services, practitioners have been required to learning new ways of doing their essential work, but with little guidance about how to make those sessions work. Prevention Research Institute began providing virtual training services in the addictions treatment field in 2012 and since then has extended this work to prevention, and assisting people in the delivery of virtual services. This session will focus on the pragmatic questions of how to do these services with practical suggestions about what helps and what interferes with client engagement, how to prevent problems, and how to manage it when challenges arise. Because learning is at its best when the learner is highly engaged, the instructors will use a dynamic blend of didactic, discussion and activities to explore these issues.



Participants will recognize that conducting virtual sessions is a skill set, which can be developed like other practitioner skill sets and which can build on the capacities practitioners already possess. They will also feel more confident in their ability to do virtual work and identify what they must do to be ready for it.





At the conclusion of the session, participants will:

· Articulate three steps done before the session to enhance the likelihood of success;

· Describe three methods to enhance participant engagement;

· Identify three important equipment considerations for virtual sessions; and

· Delineate two approaches for managing challenges in a virtual setting.





Registrants who fully attend this event or training will receive a certificate of attendance via email within two weeks after the event or training. 




David Rosengren, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist with a broad background in treatment, research, training and administration. He is President and CEO of the Prevention Research Institute (PRI; a private, nonprofit based in Lexington, KY). Previously, he was a research scientist and consultant at the University of Washington’s Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute, as well as a MI consultant and trainer. He is a former Editor of a newsletter for MI trainers and helped establish the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (an international association representing 1000+ MI trainers spread across 40+ countries and six continents). In addition to Building Motivational Interviewing Skills: A Practitioner Workbook, Rosengren has written journal articles and book chapters on addictions, MI and the change process. His treatment experience has targeted a variety of treatment settings and populations, including substance abuse, major mental health disorders and adolescents. His training has targeted providers across these settings, as well as social service providers across the spectrum of social and health services. Beyond MI, his current interests are in self-determination theory, positive psychology, including the role of positive emotions and grit, and implementation intentions, as well as implementation science and dissemination of evidence-based practices and programs. He has been a featured presenter and trainer around the world.

Starts: Sep. 8, 2022 1:00 pm
Ends: Sep. 8, 2022 2:30 pm
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