Resiliency and Motivational Interviewing with An Emphasis on Treating Substance Abuse

(14 C.E.U.s)

Motivational interviewing is a non-confrontive method of decreasing client resistance and encouraging motivation for changing problematic behavior. Originally proven effective with substance abusers, it is being adapted for use with mental health issues. It is a therapeutic style that can be blended with other approaches and used in brief contacts, or in more long-term work. The development, theory, and research of this approach will be covered; much of the class will be interactive coached practice of motivational techniques.