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Talking To Change: A Motivational Interviewing Podcast, hosted by Glenn Hinds and Sebastian Kaplan, is a series of conversations exploring Motivational Interviewing (MI) and its influence on supporting individuals and groups as they make positive health and lifestyle changes. Talking to Change: An MI Podcast. Episode 74: MI and Servant Leadership, with Jemima Neddy Organ In this episode, Jemima Neddy Organ, a community educator who has worked as an instructor and training consultant in Kenya and the Middle East, joined Glenn and Sebastian to talked about MI in the context of leadership. They discussed what servant leadership is, the distinction between servant and transformational leadership, the core skills of MI (i.e., OARS) and servant leadership, and transitions. Find other episodes here.
Published: April 1, 2024
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Humor has long been recognized as a powerful tool in therapy, capable of breaking down barriers, fostering rapport, and promoting healing. This interactive session presented by Mallori DeSalle, MA, LMHC, NCC, CMHC, CHP, delves into the art and science of using therapeutic humor to support clients in their therapeutic journey. Participants will explore the multifaceted benefits of humor in therapy, including its ability to reduce stress, enhance resilience, and facilitate emotional processing. Through case studies, role-playing exercises, and group discussions, attendees will learn practical strategies for incorporating humor into their therapeutic practice in a safe and ethical manner. Whether you're a seasoned therapist looking to refresh your approach or a new practitioner eager to expand your therapeutic toolkit, this session offers valuable insights and practical techniques for harnessing the power of humor to support your clients on their path to healing and growth. Join us and discover how humor can be a transformative force in the therapeutic process. Download slides | View recording
Published: March 27, 2024
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In this webinar, Natania Crane, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Associate Director of the UIC Recovery Clinic, provides current information on research and treatment related to cannabis use and mental health, including recent changes in cannabis use, how the endocannabinoid system may regulate mental health symptoms, and what we currently know about cannabis use and mental health. Sponsored by the Northwest and Pacific Southwest Addiction Technology Transfer Centers (ATTCs) and the Western States Node of the NIDA Clinical Trials Network. View slides | Watch recording
Published: February 29, 2024
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This webinar, hosted by the Northwest ATTC, PTTC, and MHTTC, provided an overview of the seven vital conditions for well-being and illustrated how the framework can be useful for conceptualizing holistic individual and community well-being.  The presenters, Chris Kelleher (consultant) and Jennifer Johnson (Skagit County Deputy County Administrator), demonstrated how the framework can help address issues related to a community response to mental health and well-being, substance use disorder, and substance misuse prevention in Skagit County, WA, with the North Star Initiative. The framework is used by multiple state and federal agencies, including The Federal Plan for Equitable Long-Term Recovery and Resilience as a guiding framework to organize and take action on social determinants of health. Watch the recording here.  
Published: February 20, 2024
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Talking To Change: A Motivational Interviewing Podcast, hosted by Glenn Hinds and Sebastian Kaplan, is a series of conversations exploring Motivational Interviewing (MI) and its influence on supporting individuals and groups as they make positive health and lifestyle changes. Talking to Change: An MI Podcast Episode 73: MI and Hope in Alaska, with Sarah Niecko, PhD In this episode, Dr. Sarah Niecko of the University of Alaska Southeast joins the podcast to talk to Glenn and Sebastian about the transformative potential of motivational interviewing and the healing power of culture, resilience, and hope. Topics covered include: transforming burnout through hope and love, adapting to a new world through curiosity and compassion, embodying the MI spirit, MI spirit directed inward before radiating it forward, language as a way to rediscover identity, and her experiences creating a new integrated behavioral health program.
Published: February 5, 2024
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Virtual reality (VR) is an immersive technology that creates a simulated experience. Unlike traditional media, such as television or computer screens, VR offers a three-dimensional (3D) experience. One of the remarkable aspects of VR is Social VR, which allows individuals to interact with each other in 3D virtual spaces in real-time. This interaction is facilitated through the use of 360-degree immersive content and head-mounted displays, providing a sense of presence and realism in virtual interactions. In this session, Sarah E. Clingan, Ph.D., Associate Project Scientist at UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs, delves into the current state of VR technology, particularly focusing on its application in treating substance use disorders. The presentation explores how VR can be utilized in therapeutic settings, offering insights into both the proven benefits and potential applications of VR that have yet to be fully explored or tested. This exploration includes examining how VR can simulate various environments and scenarios, which could be instrumental in developing new treatment strategies for substance use disorders. Download slides | Download citations handout | View recording
Published: January 24, 2024
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Talking To Change: A Motivational Interviewing Podcast, hosted by Glenn Hinds and Sebastian Kaplan, is a series of conversations exploring Motivational Interviewing (MI) and its influence on supporting individuals and groups as they make positive health and lifestyle changes. Talking to Change: An MI Podcast. Episode 72: Non-Suicidal Self-Injury and MI with Victoria Kress, PhD, and Rachel O'Neill, PhD In this episode, hosts Glenn and Sebastian talk to Drs. Kress and O'Neill about non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) and how MI fits into conversations with people who exhibit NSSI. They cover how to engage effectively with people who exhibit NSSI, how to reframe "attention seeking" as an effort to connect, the clinician's experience of working with someone who exhibits NSSI, harm reduction and safety planning, blending MI with narrative therapy, pre-session intention setting for clinicians, change talk in the context of NSSI behaviors, and how to go beyond behavior change to help your client.
Published: January 22, 2024
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Talking To Change: A Motivational Interviewing Podcast, hosted by Glenn Hinds and Sebastian Kaplan, is a series of conversations exploring Motivational Interviewing (MI) and its influence on supporting individuals and groups as they make positive health and lifestyle changes. Talking to Change: An MI Podcast. Episode 69: Coding MI for Learning and Research, with Denise Ernst, PhD In this episode, Dr. Denise Ernst joined hosts Glenn Hinds and Sebatian Kaplan to talk about the importance of coding in MI research and teaching. They discussed the MITI, used for treatment integrity and learning enrichment, softening sustain talk, what to start paying attention to as a new learner, and more.  
Published: December 20, 2023
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Talking To Change: A Motivational Interviewing Podcast, hosted by Glenn Hinds and Sebastian Kaplan, is a series of conversations exploring Motivational Interviewing (MI) and its influence on supporting individuals and groups as they make positive health and lifestyle changes. Talking to Change: An MI Podcast. Episode 70: MI in the Treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, with Dr. Jim Carter In this episode, hosts Glenn and Sebastian talk to Dr. Jim Carter, a licensed clinical psychologist who recently founded a specialized online clinic called OCD123. Dr. Carter talks about what obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is, how to help people with OCD, and how our minds work and alternatives for when we get stuck. The episode ends with the group performing and then debriefing a role play focused on helping a new father with fears of contamination/germs.
Published: December 20, 2023
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Talking To Change: A Motivational Interviewing Podcast, hosted by Glenn Hinds and Sebastian Kaplan, is a series of conversations exploring Motivational Interviewing (MI) and its influence on supporting individuals and groups as they make positive health and lifestyle changes. Talking to Change: An MI Podcast. Episode 71: MI and Harm Reduction, with Dr. Kasey Claborn In this episode, hosts Glenn and Sebastian talk to Dr. Kasey Claborn, a licensed clinical psychologist and assistant professor of Social Work and Psychiatry at the University of Texas in Austin. They talk about Kasey’s early MI story, what community outreach is, what harm reduction is and how it and abstinence can be considered part of a continuum. Dr. Claborn also describes ways to train harm reduction workers in MI and how to apply similar principles to peer support. Finally, the group discusses barriers to harm reduction and how to overcome them, how to adapt MI for use in a harm reduction context, and what kinds of political aspects of harm reduction might come into play.  
Published: December 20, 2023
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Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is an umbrella term that refers to a wide range of life-long physical, cognitive, and behavioral effects that can occur as a result of prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE).  Additionally, individuals with FASD often struggle with co-occurring substance use and mental health challenges and may benefit from modifications to treatment that take into consideration the cognitive, behavioral and adaptive functioning challenges that are common across the spectrum.  This presentation will provide the attendee with a brief overview of FASD, information regarding assessment and diagnosis, and suggestions for ways to tailor treatment/intervention to support success. Presenter Dr. Joanne Sparrow is a clinical psychologist in private practice currently licensed in Washington and Colorado; she works primarily with adults who present with histories of complex trauma/post-traumatic stress disorder, mood and anxiety disorders, and substance use disorders. View recording (slides and handout to follow)    
Published: December 14, 2023
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Talking To Change: A Motivational Interviewing Podcast, hosted by Glenn Hinds and Sebastian Kaplan, is a series of conversations exploring Motivational Interviewing (MI) and its influence on supporting individuals and groups as they make positive health and lifestyle changes. Talking to Change: An MI Podcast. Episode 68 Executive Functioning and MI, with Tamara Hamilton, LCSW, DMBT In this episode, hosts Glenn Hinds and Sebastian Kaplan talk to Tamara Hamilton, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 30 years of experience in behavioral health, about executive functions (EF) and what they are, “learning is changing,” Tamara’s journey as the mother of a child with autism, setting the emotional climate when working with children and families, applying MI to EF coaching, parallels when working with parents, EF skills in context, and more.  
Published: November 22, 2023
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Talking To Change: A Motivational Interviewing Podcast, hosted by Glenn Hinds and Sebastian Kaplan, is a series of conversations exploring Motivational Interviewing (MI) and its influence on supporting individuals and groups as they make positive health and lifestyle changes. Talking to Change: An MI Podcast. Episode 69: Coding MI for Learning and Research, with Denise Ernst, PhD In this episode, Dr. Denise Ernst joined hosts Glenn Hinds and Sebatian Kaplan to talk about the importance of coding in MI research and teaching. They discussed the MITI, used for treatment integrity and learning enrichment, softening sustain talk, what to start paying attention to as a new learner, and more.  
Published: November 22, 2023
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Talking To Change: A Motivational Interviewing Podcast, hosted by Glenn Hinds and Sebastian Kaplan, is a series of conversations exploring Motivational Interviewing (MI) and its influence on supporting individuals and groups as they make positive health and lifestyle changes. Talking to Change: An MI Podcast. Episode 70: MI in the Treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, with Dr. Jim Carter In this episode, hosts Glenn and Sebastian talk to Dr. Jim Carter, a licensed clinical psychologist who recently founded a specialized online clinic called OCD123. Dr. Carter talks about what obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is, how to help people with OCD, and how our minds work and alternatives for when we get stuck. The episode ends with the group performing and then debriefing a role play focused on helping a new father with fears of contamination/germs.
Published: November 22, 2023
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This webinar provided an interactive learning experience for attendees to explore adolescent substance use and new paths for research. Presenter Niranjan Karnik, MD, PhD reviewed recent data trends related to the prevalence of substance use among teens, described current treatment approaches, and talked about the pros and cons of social media and digital mental health interventions. Presenter Niranjan S. Karnik, MD, PhD, is the director of the Great Lakes Node of the National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network (CTN). His research focuses on data science, technology, and community-based interventions for vulnerable populations with psychiatric and substance use disorders. Watch the recording here.   Webinar keyword: Specific populations
Published: November 15, 2023
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Presenter: Deborah Hasin, PhD (Columbia University) Over the last two decades, the cannabis landscape in the U.S. has changed considerably. Legalization, product potency and commercialization have increased while perceived risk has declined. In this context, national increases in cannabis use and cannabis use disorder will be reviewed, including particular subgroups in which the increases have been disproportionately large, e.g., individuals with pain and with psychiatric disorders, including psychosis. Learning objectives: To be able to describe time trends in the prevalence of cannabis use and cannabis use disorder; To be able to describe the influence of state-level legalization of cannabis on rates of cannabis use and cannabis use disorder; To be able to describe sub-groups of the population at particular risk for increases in cannabis use and cannabis use disorder, and some potential explanations of these differences. Download slides | View recording
Published: October 19, 2023
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Beyond sobriety, programs dealing with substance use disorders have embraced a more comprehensive goal: Recovery. There are four recognized domains of recovery: Health, Home, Purpose, and Community. There are a myriad of resources, both internal and external, that make up recovery capital. As a person begins their journey, they draw on their initial store of recovery capital and as that journey continues, they gain more recovery capital. More recovery capital, more recovery. More recovery, more recovery capital. By assisting an individual identify their recovery capital and make plans for its increase, their recovery becomes stronger.  This session, presented by Norma Jaeger, PhD (ABD), Executive Director of Recovery Idaho, explored the many potential elements of recovery capital and how to support an individual in building more recovery capital to support their life in recovery. View recording | Download slides | Download handouts: Recovery Capital Scale, Recovery Capital Worksheets 
Published: September 21, 2023
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Advice about how to gamble “responsibly” is widely promoted in many jurisdictions. However, until now, there has been no evidence-based, specific advice for people who gamble who want to reduce their risk of gambling harms. In 2016, the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction began the first large scale international, comprehensive, multimodal project to develop evidence based Lower-Risk Gambling Guidelines (LRGGs). Borrowing the same collaborative, evidence-driven approach used to develop the nation’s Low Risk Alcohol Drinking Guidelines, the LRGG initiative produced a set of workable, evidence-based quantitative limits on gambling behavior to help people make informed decisions about their gambling. This project included collaboration with researchers in eight other countries, analysis of epidemiological data from over 60,000 people who gamble, consultation with a pan- Canadian, multi-sectorial advisory committee made up of over 20 members, input from over 10,000 regular people who gamble via a national online survey, and qualitative data obtained from focus groups and interviews. This presentation from David Hodgins, PhD and Matthew Young, PhD described key deliverables from the LRGG project including the lower-risk limits for expenditure, frequency and number of types of games. It also presented a self-assessment quiz, a suite of posters and other knowledge mobilization tools that are freely available to those who with use or promote the guidelines (https://www.gamblingguidelines.ca). Sponsored by the Northwest and Pacific Southwest ATTCs and the Western States Node of the NIDA Clinical Trials Network (CTN). Download slides | View recording
Published: September 7, 2023
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The risk of fatal overdose has changed significantly in recent years, most notably with the emergence of the illicit opioid fentanyl and the increasing prevalence of polypharmacy. In this webinar, presenters Michael Hite, MBA and Desislav Hite, MD discussed trends and patterns in overdose cases over the last 5 years, factors that can increase overdose risk including identifiable life events and mental health co-occurring conditions, and how different populations are affected across Region 10. They also discussed actionable interventions to enhance overdose safety including new medical devices and digital resources, harm reduction strategies, and collaboration with local community organizations. Download slides | View recording
Published: August 24, 2023
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Talking To Change: A Motivational Interviewing Podcast, hosted by Glenn Hinds and Sebastian Kaplan, is a series of conversations exploring Motivational Interviewing (MI) and its influence on supporting individuals and groups as they make positive health and lifestyle changes. Talking to Change: An MI Podcast. Episode 67: MI Within the Social Context, with Dr. Paul Earnshaw  In this episode, hosts Glenn Hinds and Sebastian Kaplan talk to Dr. Paul Earnshaw, an independent researcher, senior psychological therapist, MI trainer, and member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT). They discuss the integration of MI and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), the therapeutic relationship, widening the lens beyond a “problem behavior,” creating safety through social empathy, influences on Paul’s early thinking, and a final discussion about Paul’s many interests, including MI/CBT integration and contact tracing.    
Published: August 20, 2023
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Talking To Change: A Motivational Interviewing Podcast, hosted by Glenn Hinds and Sebastian Kaplan, is a series of conversations exploring Motivational Interviewing (MI) and its influence on supporting individuals and groups as they make positive health and lifestyle changes. Talking to Change: An MI Podcast. Episode 66: Neurodiversity and MI, with Deb Solomon In this episode, hosts Glenn and Sebastian welcome Deb Solomon to the podcast. Deb is a social worker in Adult Care and presents workshops on neurodiversity and executive functioning. Here, she shares her personal story of her own diagnosis with ADHD in 2020, and how that sparked her interest in setting up and serving as the chair of a UK group of neurodivergent social workers (through the British Association of Social Workers). She also talks about gender differences in ADHD, how her own diagnosis changed the way she approached her work, what an MI practitioner should know when working with clients who are neurodiverse, how neurodiversity impacts ambivalence, media attention toward neurodiversity, and what’s helped her that might help others.  
Published: July 12, 2023
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Talking To Change: An MI Podcast, hosted by Glenn Hinds and Sebastian Kaplan, is a series of conversations exploring Motivational Interviewing (MI) and its influence on supporting individuals and groups as they make positive health and lifestyle changes. Talking to Change: An MI Podcast: Episode 65: Storytelling in Teaching and Learning MI, with Steven Malcolm Berg-Smith In this episode, Glenn and Sebastian talk to Steven Malcolm Berg-Smith about ways to use storytelling to enhance teaching and learning motivational interviewing. They talk about the use of cliffhangers in training, how to work with someone who is in “precontemplation” stage, how to resolve ambivalence, and more.
Published: June 19, 2023
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Presenters: Maya Magarati, PhD, and Angela Gaffney, MPA (Seven Directions) Seven Directions (UW Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences) is hosting the 2023 Our Nations, Our Journeys (ONOJ) conference June 27-29 in Minnesota, a biannual, in-person gathering of 300 tribal and urban Indian public and behavioral health practitioners, leaders, researchers, and Indigenous students focusing on healing from the opioid epidemic. This webinar, presented by Maya Magarati, PhD, and Angela Gaffney, MPA, will outline Seven Directions’ core visions and framework against a backdrop of ONOJ, discuss ways to appropriately engage with Indigenous communities, and spotlight (1) the development and implementation of an Indigenous Evaluation Toolkit for tribal public health programs, and (2) other opioid overdose prevention resources and communities of practice for tribal public health practitioners as facilitated by Seven Directions. Download slides | Watch recording    Webinar keyword: Specific populations
Published: June 8, 2023
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A pressing challenge facing the contemporary behavioral health treatment system is the implementation of evidence-based practices (EBPs). Although many EBPs exist for uptake and delivery to improve treatment outcomes, only 1-3% of provider organizations achieve successful implementation (Bruns et al., 2016). The reasons why provider organizations struggle to implement EBPs are numerous and complex, but a primary reason is that essential foundations of the implementation process get skipped or missed. This presentation from Scott Caldwell, Wisconsin Department of Health Services, will highlight exploration matters with focus on the early steps that organizations can take to create the foundations for later success. Participants will be provided practical guidance and tools for how to engage research-based exploration steps with examples from the field. Read more about this session and the speaker here. Download slides | Watch recording
Published: June 2, 2023
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The ATTC Network understands that words have power. A few ATTC products developed prior to 2017 may contain language that does not reflect the ATTCs’ current commitment to using affirming, person-first language. We appreciate your patience as we work to gradually update older materials. For more information about the importance of non-stigmatizing language, see “Destroying Addiction Stigma Once and For All: It’s Time” from the ATTC Network and “Changing Language to Change Care: Stigma and Substance Use Disorders” from the Providers Clinical Support System (PCSS).

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