Thursday, February 20, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 2:30 PM PST
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Royal Palms 
360 S. Westlake Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90057

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Social Model Recovery Systems 
Social Model Recovery Systems 

Motivational Interviewing: A Different Way of Thinking About It 

This training will cover the basics of Motivational Interviewing. Motivational Interviewing is considered an “Evidence-Based” Practice and is one of the methods that works the best with resistant clients. There is often a misunderstanding about the philosophy and application of this method with clients who have Substance Use Disorders. This training will focus on helping participants develop a better understanding of the philosophy behind Motivational Interviewing and on developing practical skills for use with highly resistant substance use disorder clients. Participants are encouraged to bring case examples for use in “role-play” exercises.

Dr. John Smith is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW #19868 ) who is the Director of Education and Training at Social Model Recovery Systems, Inc. He is a Professor of Addiction Counseling at Mt. San Antonio College since 2000 and has been in Private Practice in California since 2000. He has over 30 years of experience working with mental health and addictions.

 Dr. Smith is the author of “Co-occurring Substance Abuse and Mental Disorders: A Practitioner’s Guide” and is the “Best-Selling” author of “The Authentic Man: A Guide to Happiness and Purpose”.

 He is the creator of A.C.E.S. (Accelerated Cognitive and Emotional Solutions) which is a method based in neuroscience that creates accelerated and lasting changes in a person’s emotions and thinking.  Dr. Smith is  an expert in addictions and is a specialist in treating Co-Occurring Disorders and emotional trauma from past experiences.

Social Model Recovery Systems is a Provider approved by CCAPP provider number 2N-90-248-0420, CAADE provider number CP20 990 AC 0722, CADTP provider number 173, and the California Board of Registered Nurse provider number 3875 for 4.5 conituning education units. 

Social Model Recovery Systems envisions a world where communities can  pursue social, economic, educational, and spiritual wellness free from alcohol, other drug, and mental health problems.


Continential breakfast will be provided, please click on the "Register Now" to R.S.V.P.

We look forward to see you!