When

Apirl 24 & 25, 2018
9AM to 4:30 PM on both days


Where

MHA of Nassau County 
16 Main Street
Hempstead, NY 11550
 

 
Driving Directions 

Contact

For questions, please, call
516-489-2322 ext 1257 

 

Motivational Interviewing 

This training event will award 12 contact hours for licensed Social Workers with the NYSED State Board for Social Work* and licensed Mental Health Counselors** and licensed Marriage and Family Therapists*** with the State Board for Mental Health Practitioners  and 12 CASAC renewal credits.

This 12 hour intensive workshop will introduce participants to the principles, processes, and skills associated with motivational interviewing.  Participants will be guided through a sequence of learning activities to explore and shape their own behavioral change practices to be more in line with MI.  Learning activities will include: real-life demonstrations, video-tape examples, real-plays, case studies, and small group exercises, with plenty of opportunities for participant practice with feedback.  

 

Learning Goals

1. Describe the spirit, key principles and four processes of Motivational Interviewing (MI)
2. Critically engage MI demonstrations via videos and live examples
3. Demonstrate and practice the spirit and primary skills associated with MI, with specific attention to evoking change talk
4. Become familiar with the range of skills used in MI to engage with clients, focus the scope of the work, evoke change talk, dancing with discord and negotiate a change plan

 

Trainer: Fred Waxenberg, PhD, MINT trainer (Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers). Fred received his training directly from Bill Miller (the originator of Motivational Interviewing). Fred is joining us with an extensive background in conducting trainings and supervision to over a thousand medical and behavioral health professionals across the country in Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Skill Building and other behavior change strategies. He spent the last two years working for the New York Office of Mental Health at Sagamore Psychiatric Children's Center providing training and supervision on Motivational Interviewing for hundreds of professional and direct care employees at Sagamore, Pilgrim State and Creedmoor hospitals.

REGISTRATION FEE: There is a non-refundable registration fee of  $112.00 per person. Payment must be received by 4/23/18 to finalize registration.

DATE & TIME: April 24 & 25, 2018, 9AM – 4:30PM. [Sign-in starts 8:40AM- Please make sure to arrive on time! NO entry after 9AM.) *MUST ATTEND BOTH DAYS*

LOCATION & PARKING:    
Mental Health Association of Nassau County, 16 Main St., 2nd Floor Training Room, Hempstead, NY 11550. Metered parking is available in two locations: on Main Street, across from the MHA and on Cooper Street behind the building in the Parking Garage.  Go to www.mhanc.org for driving directions. Parking expenses are not included in your registration fees; please bring quarters for the meters. Dressing  layers is recommended due to room temperature variations.   Please, no audio or video recording.

PLEASE NOTE:
During a multi-day training event, the learner must complete all parts in order to earn the certificate for contact hours. No partial credit will be awarded. No credits will be awarded for a program, even a one-day program, if the learner does not complete all requirements at that time.

Sponsored by:
This training is with support from the Nassau County Department of Human Services, Office of Mental Health, Chemical Dependency & Developmental Disabilities Services’ Behavioral Health Awareness Campaign.

*Nassau County OMHCDDDS & MHA of Nassau County SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0083.
**Mental Health Association of Nassau County, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0042.
***Nassau County OMHCDDDS & MHA of Nassau County is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists. #MFT-0027.