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Motivational Interviewing: An Effective Communication Style for Working with Diverse Clients
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Motivational Interviewing: An Effective Communication Style for Working with Diverse Clients

When: 08/24/2018
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: ASU School of Social Work Tucson Component
340 N. Commerce Park Loop
Ste. 250
Tucson 85745
United States
Presenter: Stephanie Miller, LMSW
Contact: Chapter Office

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Motivational Interviewing: An Effective Communication Style for Working with Culturally Diverse Clients (3 CEUs-Cultural Competency)

Date: 08/24/2018

Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a collaborative, goal-oriented method of communication with particular attention to the language of change. It is intended to strengthen personal motivation for & commitment to a change goal by eliciting and exploring an individual’s own arguments for change.  This evidenced-based practice is used in numerous settings including: addictions & mental health care, primary care, emergency rooms, public health care, criminal justice, street outreach & shelters, and child welfare.  In her presentation, Ms. Miller will describe the “Spirit” of Motivational Interviewing, discuss the foundational elements of MI, explain strategies for soliciting change talk, and identify methods for responding to sustain talk (formerly known as client “resistance”). 

Topics that will be covered:

I. Foundational elements of Motivational Interviewing 

II. Strategies for soliciting change talk

III. Methods for responding to sustain talk, formerly known as client “resistance”

Stephanie Miller, LMSW, is a Research Specialist at Arizona State University’s Center for Applied Behavioral Health Policy. She has worked in a variety of practice settings within the behavioral health and child welfare systems. She completed her bachelor’s degree in Family Studies & Human Development at the University of Arizona. Ms. Miller earned her Master’s in Social Work with a focus on Policy, Administration, and Community Practice. Her instructional experience includes pre-service training for foster parents, community education in Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), and research methods course instruction for social work students. Her work has also involved developing training curriculum for behavioral health agencies to implement Cognitive Enhancement Training. Stephanie provides training in Motivational Interviewing and supervision to the Center for Applied Behavioral Health Policy’s Motivational Interviewing coding lab MI coaches. 

Workshop pricing

Member (signed-in): $60

Non-member: $80

Student/Retired Member: $50

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