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Motivational Interviewing Skills Practice III: Change Talk
April 15, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
This is the third workshop in a series of three with a focus on learning and practicing strategies that assist clients who are ready to make a personal change. In this workshop you will learn about “change talk,” what it is, how to recognize it, and what to do when you hear it. By the end of this workshop you will:
· Have learned about and practiced strategies that facilitate client change based on the underlying motivations of importance, confidence, and readiness.
· Practiced how to support the transition from “preparing to change” to “taking steps”
· Practiced developing a plan for change that takes into account contextual challenges and the power of ambivalence and habitual behavior
Steve Carlson, PsyD has been working in the mental and chemical health field for over thirty years in a variety of settings, mostly in clinical and management positions at various Community Mental Health Centers. He is currently employed by the University of Minnesota as a Clinical Trainer at the Minnesota Center for Chemical and Mental Health. Additionally, Steve is a Community Faculty Member at Metropolitan State University. His areas of interest and specialty include Integrated Mental and Chemical Health Treatment, Stages of Change & Motivational Interviewing, Harm Reduction, Mindfulness and Mental Health, The Psychology of Long-Term Homelessness, Trauma-Informed Care using the Sanctuary Model, Supportive Housing Model and other mental health topics. As a Certified Minnesota Trainer in Illness Management and Recovery (IMR) Steve provides training and consultation to agencies around the State of Minnesota and nationally. Steve is a member of MINT, the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org