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MOTIVATIONAL INTERVIEWING TRAINING

Coming Alongside/Strengthening/Collaborating/Evoking/Hearing/ Facilitating ChangeBreaking Through Barriers/Enhancing Commitment /

Upcoming Trainings:

Motivational Interviewing (MI): Introduction to Basic Skills (3 CE Hours)

Friday, March 8, 2024 | 9:00am-12:00pm, EST    $155

Participants will:

  • Use person-centered “OARS” skills to engage clients in behavior change

  • Identify aspects of client speech that indicate whether the behavior change conversation is headed in the right direction or getting off course

  • Evoke clients’ own motivations and plans for making desired changes

·       Use MI skills and strategies to increase client confidence and commitment to action

Motivational Interviewing (MI): Introduction to Basic Skills (3 CE Hours)

Tuesday, April 9, 2024 | 1:00pm-4:00pm, EST    $155

Participants will:

  • Use person-centered “OARS” skills to engage clients in behavior change

  • Identify aspects of client speech that indicate whether the behavior change conversation is headed in the right direction or getting off course

  • Evoke clients’ own motivations and plans for making desired changes

·       Use MI skills and strategies to increase client confidence and commitment to action

Motivational Interviewing (MI): Beyond the Basics (3 CE Hours)

Wednesday, April 24, 2024 | 9:00am-12:00pm, EST    $155

Participants will:

  • Provide information in an MI-consistent manner

  • Cultivate client change talk

  • Explore methods to soften sustain talk

  • Recognize & respond to discord

Introductory Motivational Interviewing (MI) Training (13 CE Hours)

DATES: TBD | Contact me for more info: sarahsgainey@gmail.com     $385

This training will be facilitated by MINT Trainer, Sarah Gainey, MSW, LISW-CP/S, and meets NC service definition training requirements. 

Participants will:

  • Understand the “spirit,” key principles and theoretical basis of Motivational Interviewing (MI) and apply to one’s own practice

  • Learn and practice effective communication techniques such as open-ended questions, reflective listening, summaries, and affirmations 

  • Assess and understand how to integrate interpersonal style with primary skills for evoking intrinsic motivation in clients

  • Help clients navigate and resolve ambivalence

  • Gain expertise in identifying and amplifying "change talk," which includes statements indicating a client's motivation, commitment, and reasons for change

  • Practice MI skills and receive feedback

 

 

 

 

Please contact me to inquire about planned trainings or to schedule a training for your agency: sarahsgainey@gmail.com .

Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a person-centered, guiding method of communication and counseling to elicit and strengthen motivation for change.

 

 

 The Primary Goals of Motivational Interviewing:

1.  Minimize resistance with clients

2.  Create and amplify from the client's perspective a discrepancy between present behavior and behavior goals and values

3.  Explore and resolve ambivalence

4.  Elicit "change talk"

5.  Set in motion the client's natural potential for behavior change

 

 

                                       Types of training include:

"Sarah really was extremely organized. She has a lively presentation style that is pleasant and easy to follow. She involved the attendees just enough to keep them engaged without 'pressure' to       participate. "

"She is very knowledgeable about the subject matter. She presents the information clearly and makes us aware of how it is organized. She is a likeable person and makes the seminar fun."

1-Day Introductory MI

1-Day Intermediate MI

2-Day Introductory MI

1-6 Hour Workshop

Structured Coaching

Supplemental Boosters

My training areas include: Medical, School, Mental Health, Supervision, Addictions, Nutrition/Dietetics, Employment, Research

 

For more on Motivational Interviewing, click here to view a brief video.

 

To schedule a training at your agency or to learn more about my upcoming trainings, please contact me.

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