Wednesday May 20th 10:00 to 11:00am
Q & A available until 11:30am
An overview of Motivational Interviewing (MI), an evidence-based method to help people resolve ambivalent feelings in order to find the internal motivation they need to change behavior that will improve their health and well-being (e.g. engage in substance use treatment). This training examines the reasons why people feel motivated to make big changes in their lives. We will focus on understanding the principles or “spirit” of MI to encourage behavior change (Partnership, Compassion, Acceptance, and Evocation). We will then review the four processes of MI (Engaging, Focusing, Evoking, and Planning) and delve into an overview of MI methods – using Open-ended questions, Affirmations, Reflective Listening, and Summarization (OARS) – to help those we are working with to explore and resolve ambivalence about change and move toward positive action.
For more details and the link to the event, check out the event flier: SAPC Virtual Trainings Flier – May