Hosted by: David Prescott, LICSW, ATSA-F
Guest Speaker: Steven Malcolm Berg-Smith, MS
Date: Wednesday, December 20, 2023
Time: 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM ET/
12:00 PM to 1:30 PM PT
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Motivational Interviewing has been found to improve treatment outcomes across many therapeutic needs, including substance use disorders and domestic violence. Yet, despite there being much discussion in the field about the importance of evidence-based practices such as MI, there is far less discussion about how people actually learn to use these practices. How do people find their own motivation to become more effective at motivational interviewing? What does it take to develop solid MI skills? Reading a book about MI is not nearly effective as attending a training, and better still is the opportunity to practice skills in a safe and engaging environment. This webinar is one such environment.
Steven Malcolm Berg-Smith has taught MI on a full-time basis for over 30 years. He routinely has newer trainers seek him out for mentorship on how to help others learn MI. Although practicing MI is front and center in this webinar, the discussion applies to anyone seeking to build the expertise needed to mentor others.
Steven Malcolm Berg-Smith, MS
For more than 30 years, Steve has worked as a health educator, behavior change counselor, coach, consultant, and trainer of motivational interviewing (MI). A member of the MI Network of Trainers (MINT) since its foundation, he has facilitated more than 1200 MI trainings in the US and internationally, and supported many thousands of professionals in developing MI proficiency. Steve currently maintains a private practice in the San Francisco Bay Area.
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