Consultation Group

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What is a Consultation Group?

A Consultation Group is a 12-session series that offers a variety of services, supports, and resources led by external expertise and guidance designed to promote effective translation of EBPs/promising practices into real-world settings. Each session includes a didactic presentation on a specific topic, followed by a related activity and discussion. Participants have the flexibility to attend one or all the sessions in the consultation group series. 

Is registration required?

No registration is required! The Consultation Groups are a free, open series offered by the Mountain Plains ATTC. Because there is no registration and proof of attendance, no CE’s will be provided for attending.

Scheduled & Future Consultation Groups
Motivational Interviewing - Intentional Application of Strategies and Skills

Every 2nd & 4th Tuesday
February 12 – July 23, 2019
11:00-12:00 pm CT

The Motivational Interviewing - Intentional Application of Strategies and Skills is a six-month bimonthly series open to anyone with basic knowledge of Motivational Interviewing (MI) concepts, as well as core skills and principles.  The purpose of the group is to build on participant’s prior knowledge of MI and provide increased insight into the MI philosophy to better understand nuances of MI principles, strategies, and skills and will explore a variety of MI topics and activities in an atmosphere of collaboration, support, curiosity, openness, and intentional practice. It is a chance to deepen one’s MI knowledge and hone MI skills in a non-judgmental venue. 

  • February 12 - Making MI Come Alive in a Real Way - Using MI Spirit in Everyday Conversations
  • May 14 - Using MI Tools to Address the Stages of Change
  • February 26 - Using the MI 4 Processes to Address Ambivalence
  • May 28 - Using MI to Address Barriers to Change
  • March 12 - Using MI Skills with Intention
  • June 11 - Effective Use of MI in Group Settings
  • March 26 - Using the 4 Processes - Engaging
  • June 25 - Focusing with the 4 Processes - Intentional Planning
  • April 9 - Focusing: Handling Discord with a Target Behavior
  • July 9 - Intentional and Directional Evoking
  • April 23 - OARS Skill Building
  • July 23 - Intentional Treatment Planning


  • Kate Speck, PhD
  • Gary Wareham, MA, LPC, LAC
To Join the MI-Intentional Application Consultation Group use the Zoom login below:

Step 1: Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android.
Step 2:  Join by Telephone (ONLY if device does not have a built in microphone)
              Phone: +1 669 900 6833 (US Toll) or +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll)
              Meeting ID: 280 136 361