Training Location: La Quinta Inn & Suites San Antonio Riverwalk - Conference Room located at 303 Blum Street in San Antonio, TX 78205
This workshop is Part 1 of Motivational Interviewing.
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. We will offer a 2nd installment of MI training focusing on continued skill attainment and coaching. Special thanks to the Home and Community Based Services Program for sponsoring this training.
This course provides 14 hours of Continuing Education Credits for the following licenses: Psychologist, Professional Counselor, Psychological Associate, Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapist and Chemical Dependency Counselor. Upon successful completion of the course, you will earn a certificate of completion and (if applicable) continuing education credit.