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Support Services offer various programs to address social determinants of health, including housing and employment coaching and placement, among other critically needed services.

Motivational interviewing (MI) is an empirically supported brief intervention that has been shown to be successful in increasing an individual’s motivation to change and to promote behavioral change in consumers struggling with life choices and personal behaviors that affect their overall health and well-being. In this course we will start by understanding the Stages of Changes model to explain how and why people change. We will discuss how to match our treatment interventions to the individual’s stage of change using Motivational Interviewing interventions to ensure successful treatment outcomes. We will discuss how to use Motivational Interviewing to address physical health concerns, substance abuse issues, adolescents consumers and mental health challenges. We will practice using OARS and begin discussing how motivational interviewing handles client resistance. We will discuss how the counselor can “roll with resistance” as a motivational interviewing technique. We will look at the concept of change talk and the types of motivational interviewing questions that can increase the client’s motivation to change.

Objectives: As a result of attending this training, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the Stages of Change
  • Match the client’s stage of change to specific interventions
  • Identify common communication roadblocks
  • Identify the ways client’s express resistance in the MI session
  • Identify the ways MI handles client resistance in a session

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