Tuesday, October 15, 2019 from 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM PDT
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New Song Church Community Center 
220 NE Russell St.
Portland, OR 97212

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Alex Rice 
VOA Al Forthan Scholarship 

The Practice of Cultivating Hope for Change with Stephanie Wahab 

Please join us for the upcoming training, The Practice of Cultivating Hope for Change with Stephanie Wahab PhD on Tuesday, October 15th from 8:30am-12:00pm (registration starts at 8:00). The training cost is $60 - Includes three CEUs from MHACBO. All proceeds go towards the VOA Al Forthan Scholarship to support students who come from families impacted by addiction.

Hope has long been recognized, in research and practice wisdom, as a key ingredient to helping people change. Consider the placebo effect, optimism, self-efficacy. Cultivating hope includes finding it, recognizing it, growing it, and lending it. This training will focus on the place of hope within motivational interviewing, followed by exercises and practices to support service providers and other helpers, to cultivate hope in themselves and consequently in their clients.

Stéphanie Wahab PhD

Stéphanie Wahab PhD is a Professor at Portland State University’s School of Social Work.  She has been practicing motivational interviewing (MI) for the past 20 years and has been an MI trainer and member of MINT since 2000 (see wahabtraining.com). She has trained individuals and organizations locally, nationally and internationally in MI. At PSU, she teaches courses in social justice, intimate partner violence, philosophies of science and MI. She has published a number of articles and chapters on MI and has participated in a number of federally funded intervention studies using MI.  She loves to play and swim in big bodies of water and she is afraid of sharks.

To register please click below. If you have any question contact Alex Rice at arice@voaor.org or 503-802-0299.