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Motivational Interviewing Skills Practice I: the Spirit of MI and OARS

May 13, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

There is a cost for this training.
CEUs offered: 3

Contact Michele at events@mesh-mn.org to be placed on the wait list.

Course Description:

Motivational Interviewing (MI) is learned best in stages, over time, and with opportunities to practice. This workshop is the first of a series of three focusing on the foundations of and beginning strategies of MI. In this workshop you will learn about the Spirit of MI, counseling skills that are essential to effective practice, and an introduction to various MI tools including OARS. By the end of this workshop you will:

·       Understand the uses of MI, in what context it is most helpful, and how to begin using MI strategies with your clients.

·       Have practiced effective listening skills to support deep understanding of what your client(s) are motivated towards

·       Understand and have practiced OARS

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 carlson561@gmail.com

This is a 3 hour training.  If you have questions about membership status, please contact Michele at events@mesh-mn.org 

To register, choose either the $35 Member or $70 Non-Member option.  You can choose to pay by credit card or check.  If you choose to pay by check, you will receive an invoice.  Payment is expected prior to training date unless other arrangements have been made.  You may register more than 1 person and add names in space provided.  Scholarships are available.  Please contact Michele for more information.


May 13, 2019
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Central MN, Hennepin, Metro COCs, Northeast MN, Northwest MN, Ramsey, Southeast MN, Southwest MN, St Louis, Suburban Metro Area, West Central MN
Motivational Interviewing


Steve Carlson


Scholarships Available


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