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Motivational Interviewing – Engagement: Dancing with the Spirit of MI (Step 1) on ZOOM
May 5 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
The first of a series of four workshops introducing you to Motivational Interviewing, Step One starts us out using the skill of Engagement. Here you will learn the essential qualities of a collaborative partnership established with our human capacity for compassion and acceptance. Using the transtheoretical model of change we will explore the nature of change, why we resist it, and what we as practitioners can do to inspire it. Our practice will include deep listening with non-anxious presence, creating a safe relational container for our clients, and letting go of our inclination to “fix” other people. This is Part 1 of a 4 Part Series.
Presenter Bio: 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