Continuing Education Event Details
Two-day Workshop: A Motivational Interviewing Approach to Client Behavior Change
Credit Hours: 0
This course is an introduction to the principles, strategies, and the spirit of the Motivational Interviewing (MI) approach to help clients build commitment and reach a decision to change problematic behaviors. The theoretical basis of MI lies in the construct of “ambivalence” and the conflict between indulgence and restraint that is so prevalent when clients consider behavior change. Difficulty in changing problematic behaviors is an occurrence that extends well beyond “addictive behaviors.” The immobilizing effects of ambivalence can be seen in many practice spheres. In addition, the course will discuss MI’s application to practice with “mandated” and “resistant” clients. This course will consist of critical discussion and practical application of the material. Presentation of material will be accompanied by discussion, case application, and experiential activities.
Description: Clinical Assistant Professor, School of Social Work, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York.
Date(s) and Time(s)
|7/16/2012||:||8:45:00 AM||–||4:30:00 PM|
|7/17/2012||:||8:45:00 AM||–||4:30:00 PM|
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