Friday, March 9, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM EST
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Eastern Shore Hospital Center
5262 Woods Road
English Hall
Cambridge, MD 21613

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Heather Buckland, Program Manager

Motivational Interviewing:

Inviting & Acknowledging Change 

Program Description:

Motivational Interviewing is a clinical approach that helps people with mental health and substance use disorders make positive behavioral changes to support better health.   
The Motivational Interviewing: Inviting and Acknowledging Change Talk workshop targets Clinicians seeking an advanced level of Motivational Interviewing training. The learner will consider MI's applicationto a broad use of behavior changes ranging from health behaviors to substance use. The workshop offersa hands-on experiential learning approach with ample opportunity for role-plays, discussion, and caseconceptualization. Learners will leave with an advanced knowledge of tangible clinical interventions to beutilized with Clients, targeting collaboratively identified problem behaviors.Participants will learn how Motivational Interviewing's emphasis on change talk makes it unique. Participants will learn tangible skills for eliciting change talk with their clients, helping them to gain andenhance motivation towards making meaningful behavioral changes.

Learning Objectives:

  • Use advanced knowledge of tangible clinical interventions with Clients, targeting collaboratively identified problem behaviors.
  • Apply change talk principles incorporating the use of Motivational Interviewing micro-skills and structured interventions to invite changes in behavior. 
  • Recognize significant research contributions that guides Motivational Interviewing's increasing focus on recognizing, reinforcing, and evoking change language related to substance use disorders.


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Cost: (includes light continental breakfast)

  • $85 General Community
  • $45 Eastern Shore Hospital Center Employee
  • $15 Department of Veterans Affairs Employee
    • If registering as a Department of Veterans Affairs Employee you are REQUIRED to provide proof of employment at program check-in, with your Federal government issued Department of VA ID badge. If you do not have your badge you will not be granted access to the program or you can choose to pay the regular rate.
    • If registering as an Eastern Shore Hospital Center Employee you will be required to show proof of employment at program check-in.

Continuing Education

  • 5.5 credit hours
  • Maryland Social Workers - Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners: "The Chesapeake Health Education Program Inc. is authorized by the Board of Social Work Examiners in Maryland to sponsor social work continuing educatio programs and maintains full responsibility for this program.  This training qualifies for Category 1 continuing education credits."
  • National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC):"Chesapeake Health Education Program Inc. has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6140.  Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Chesapeake Health Education Program is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. "

  • National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors (NADACC): "This course has been approved by CHEP as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider for 5.5 CEs.  NAADAC provider number 62665,  CHEP is responsible for all aspects of their programing." 
  • Survey and Certificates: A link to access a post event survey and a certificate will be emailed within 48 hours after the completion of the event.
  • Target Audience: Addiction Counselors, Certified Counselors, Social Workers

Speaker Information:

Bernard Showers, LCSW, MAC: Mr. Showers is currently a licensed clinical social worker working as an outpatient MH and SUD clinician.  Bernie is certified as a Master Addiction Counselor (MAC) through NAADAC.  In September, 2016 he attended the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers Train-the-Trainer event and is now one of approximately 1,500 MINT Trainers from around the world.


  • A lite continental breakfast will be provided. Lunch is on the registrants own.

Evaluation & Certificate:

  • All attendees are required to sign in in order to receive credits. Sign in sheets will be unavailable 30 minutes after the start of the program.
  • An evalution will be emailed to you within 48 hours of the program's completion. Once you complete & submit this evaluation you will automatically receive a certificate of attendance electronically. 

Cancellation Policies

Click here to review CHEP's cancellation policy

Programs Cancelled by CHEP

  • CHEP reserves the right to cancel a program due to insufficient enrollment or any unforeseen circumstances.
  • CHEP will post program cancellations to our program webpage and on social media outlets.
  • Every effort will be made to notify participants of the cancellation via email.
  • In cases of extreme weather, a public announcement will be made on Baltimore WBAL radio station (AM 1090) when possible.
  • Registration fees will be fully refunded if CHEP is unable to re-schedule a cancelled a program.
  • Credit card processing fees will apply on refunds made on credit card payments for cancelled programs not able to be rescheduled.
    • See refund options below for details.

Programs Cancelled by a Registrant

  • Cancellations must be received by email or by phone two business days prior to the program date.
  • Cancellation Refund Options:
    • A refund less a $10 processing fee will be provided.
    • A voucher or registration transfer for full registration fee to be used within 6 months of the cancellation.
  • Department of Veterans Affairs employee cancellations can only receive a voucher - no refunds.
  • No refund or voucher will be given for cancellations received on or after the program date.


  • Vouchers are transferable and may be used toward a future program prior to the expiration date.
  • Original vouchers must be presented at the day of the program.
  • Vouchers cannot be exchanged for money and will not be reissued after the expiration date.