Motivational Interviewing Introduction Virtual: March 6-7, 2023

Training Location: Zoom Meeting

Webcam and audio are required. The virtual training will be conducted similar to in-person training with expectation of interaction and role plays.

8:30am-4:30pm CST

Trainer: David Roberts, PhD

MI is a client-centered counseling approach that engages clients' intrinsic motivation to change toward healthier behavior. MI counselors use a set of specific, teachable techniques within a non-judgmental, non-confrontational atmosphere to increase clients' awareness of the problems and of the consequences and risks associated with the unhealthy behavior in question. MI has a shown robust evidence of effectiveness in improving a range of health behavior problems, including substance use disorders, treatment non-adherence and smoking. MI can be delivered flexibly, in short- or long-term intervention formats.

While this practice is not explicitly required in your performance contracts, the tools learned from this workshop help therapists and case managers in elevating therapeutic skills and helping clients attain recovery goals. We highly recommend this workshop for all therapists, case managers and supervisors. There are no prerequisites for this training. Special thanks to the Home and Community Based Services Program for sponsoring this training.

This training meets the HHSC Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) training requirement.

This virtual training provides 14 hours of Continuing Education Credits for the following licenses: Psychologist, Professional Counselor, Psychological Associate, Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapist, Chemical Dependency Counselor and Supported Employment Specialist. Upon successful completion of this virtual training, you will earn a certificate of completion and (if applicable) continuing education credit.