August 16 - September 21, 2021 | Virtual
Motivational Interviewing is a style of interaction that is client-driven and supports individuals in the healing and change process. There is significant research in the health, education and criminal justice fields that supports the use of motivational interviewing in addressing the needs of victim/survivors and offenders, providing support and helping to facilitate change. Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a trauma-informed interviewing/interacting technique that focuses on creating supportive, meaningful and strategic conversations. This advanced training will provide the context of evidence-based practices on how to have these conversations and will leave you with practical skills to engage in short and effective conversations to initiate, or facilitate, the process of behavior-change and effective support. This training will focus on change talk, working with resistance, and exploring and resolving ambivalence.
*This training has been approved by OVW.* Prior to the course beginning you should watch the following two recorded webinars in their entirety. This requirement may also be satisfied if you attended the live sessions of the two webinars. * [Introduction to Evidence-Based Practices in Corrections: What Works in Changing Offender Behavior and Protecting Victims](http://ncjtc.fvtc.edu/trainings/TR00010262/TRI0010263/introduction-to-evidence-based-practices-in-corrections-what-works-in-changing-offender-behavior-an) * [Motivational Interviewing 101](http://ncjtc.fvtc.edu/trainings/TR00011442/TRI0011443/motivational-interviewing-101) ***Training Schedule:*** **Wednesday 8/11** 11:00 am - 2:00 pm MT - Orientation **Monday 8/16** 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm MT *Next 5 sessions on Tuesdays as follows:* **Tuesday 8/24** 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm MT **Tuesday 8/31** 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm MT **Tuesday 9/7** 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm MT **Tuesday 9/14** 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm MT **Tuesday 9/21** 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm MT **Every Thursday 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm MT** *1 hr of supplemental lecture*
Upon completion of this training, you will be able to: * At least three intermediate skills they can use immediately to engage someone in a conversation about behavior change * A deeper understanding about the barriers we inadvertently create in conversations about change * Enhanced efficacy with developing versus prescribing ambivalence and discrepancy as motivators of change * An ability to elicit change talk and work through the four phases of MI