Conversations about Change: An Introduction to Motivational Interview Skills – Level I
April 14th and 15th, 2017
13 CE credits available
Hilton Garden Inn, Missoula, Montana
This workshop will provide an introduction to the concepts and skills of motivational interviewing (MI). Participants will receive an overview of the conceptual building blocks of MI and practice the application of skills. The session will review the conceptual and technical components of MI including MI spirit, processes of MI, Change and Sustain Talk and foundational skills (OARS+I). They will also learn strategies of MI, including defusing dissent and then practice integration of these skills and strategies. Finally, participants will spend time building methods for implementing and sustaining these methods within their unique work setting. Because learning is at its best when the learner is highly engaged, the instructor will use a dynamic blend of didactic, observation, discussion and exercises to communicate ideas and practice skills.
Featuring: David B. Rosengren, Ph.D.
A graduate of the University of Montana’s clinical psychology program, David Rosengren, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist with a broad background in treatment, research, training and administration. He is President and CEO of the Prevention Research Institute (PRI; a private, nonprofit based in Lexington, KY). Previously, he was a research scientist and consultant at the University of Washington’s Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute, as well as a MI consultant and trainer. He is former Editor of a newsletter for MI trainers and helped establish the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (an international association representing 1000+ MI trainers spread across 35+ countries and six continents). In addition to Building Motivational Interviewing Skills: A Practitioner Workbook, Rosengren has also written journal articles and book chapters on addictions, MI and the change process. His treatment experience has targeted a variety of treatment settings and populations, including substance abuse, major mental health disorders and adolescents. His current research interests are focused on Implementation science and dissemination of evidence-based practices and programs.