Online Training: Effective Use of Motivational Interviewing to Engage and Help People with Intimate Partner Violence

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Length of Training: Four Hours
4 CE Credit Hours
Cost of Training: 

Purchase price includes access to training video and material for 10 days. Participants will be eligible for a Certificate of Completion..

This program is co-sponsored by Safer Society Press and Continuing Excellence, LLC

This four-hour intensive workshop is tailored to professionals (including psychologists, social workers, and counselors) specializing in intimate partner violence and working within the criminal-justice, health-care, mental-health, and social-service systems. Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a person-centered counseling approach that helps individuals to explore and resolve ambivalence about change. After an orientation to the underlying spirit, structure and skills of MI, practical exercises will help participants strengthen skills for demonstrating empathy, recognizing and eliciting “change talk”, and rolling with client discord/resistance. The presenter will use MI as a teaching tool, giving participants the experience MI’s effectiveness. This interactive and experiential approach will emphasize the safety and comfort of those in attendance as well as the importance of safe interventions for all who are affected by intimate partner violence. Participants will explore MI’s use in working with substance use/misuse, criminal justice, chronic health-care, mental health with the focus on the client/patient relationship.

Motivational Interviewing has emerged as one of the most critical and effective screening, brief intervention approaches when working with people to promote behavior change, especially in working with intimate partner violence.

Topics to be discussed:
1) Motivational Interviewing
a. Spirit of Motivational Interviewing (4 characteristics)
b. General Principles of Motivational Interviewing
c. Two Phases; ambivalence and action
2) How it differs from person centered work, learning the need for complex
empathic reflections to develop the ambivalence
3) “Righting Reflex”, understanding the depth of unsolicited advice
4) Accurate Empathic Reflection as an antidote to shame
5) Understanding Ambivalence
a. Change Talk, different types (known by the acronym DARN; desire, ability,
reason, and need for change)

As a result of attending this training, participants will be better able to:
1. Demonstrate skills for deeply listening to and understanding clients
2. Describe four components of the “spirit” of motivational interviewing
3. Explain the difference between motivational interviewing and person-centered and other models of care
4. Enact skills for responding to others with complex, empathic reflective statements using open questions to “move” the conversation.
5. Identify “change talk” within a person’s statements
6. Provide a crisp empathic summary statement collecting change talk with a closing inquiry/ open question

Four Hours of Training

The training session runs for four hours. The charge is $120. In order to receive a CE credit certificate after watching the training, you must complete and submit the quiz below. If you seek only psychology credits, the evaluation is optional, and you can remain anonymous. Access to training materials and video will last for 10 days following the payment of the registration fee. All registrants will be eligible for a Certificate of Completion for 4 CE credit hours.

Training registration fees are non-refundable.

Continuing Education Credit Hours

Continuing Excellence, LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Continuing Excellence, LLC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Effective Use of Motivational Interviewing to Engage and Help People with Intimate Partner Violence, Course #3746, is approved by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program to be offered by Continuing Excellence LLC. as an individual course. Individual courses, not providers, are approved at the course level. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. ACE course approval period: 08/23/2021 – 08/23/2023. Social workers completing this course receive 4 Clinical continuing education credits.

Stephen R. Andrew LCSW, LADC, CCS, CGP
Consultant and Trainer, Health Education & Training Institute

Stephen R. Andrew LCSW, LADC, CCS, CGP is a consultant, trainer, co-author of Game Plan: A Man’s Guide to Achieving Emotional Fitness, storyteller, and Chief Energizing Officer of Health Education & Training Institute. He maintains a compassion-focused private practice in Portland, Maine (USA) where he also facilitates a variety of men’s, co-ed, couples, and caregiver groups. Stephen has been a member of the International Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) since 2003 as well as a MIA-STEP (Motivational Interviewing Assessment; Supervisor Tools for Enhancing Proficiency) trainer for the New England ATTC. Stephen has been MITI trained and has over 100 hours of training in Motivational Interviewing. He provides coaching and training domestically and internationally (Singapore, China, Iceland, Holland, Sweden, Poland, Turkey, & UK) for social service agencies, health care providers, substance abuse counselors, criminal justice, and other groups on Motivational Interviewing, addiction, co-occurring disorders, counseling theory, “challenging” adolescents, supervision, ethics for caring services professionals, men’s work, and the power of group work. Stephen also oversees HETI’s MITI Coding and coaching lab.

Continuing Excellence, LLC
P.O. Box 134, East Middlebury, VT 05740
Tel: (802) 771-4155

This training is for professionals working with people who have experienced complex trauma as well as people who have perpetrated abuse. Professionals who will benefit from this training include social workers, psychologists, clinical counselors, and interested paraprofessionals.

Content Level
Intermediate to Advanced

Special Accommodations Statement
Safer Society and Continuing Excellence are dedicated to meeting the needs of all attendees. Attendees will be provided with copies of the presenters’ materials (PowerPoint slides, images, etc.) for their own reference. Please note that closed-captioning will be available for this video. If/when further accommodations are necessary, we will make every effort to suit participants’ needs.

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