January 9 - February 27, 2022 | 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.
**View Course Agenda [HERE](http://ncjtc.fvtc.edu/resources/RS00882046/advanced-motivational-interviewing-agenda)** This is a 6-week course. Each week will consist of 4 to 6 hours of course work broken down as follows: * 2 hours of live lecture on Tuesday’s that will be recorded and available for students that have scheduling conflict and or need to review (Attendance Required.) * 1 hour of live lecture/coaching on Thursdays (Attendance Required.) * Up to two (2) hours of independent study (video’s, articles, publications, assessments etc.) and weekly items due: * Weekly assignment * Respond to group discussion questions relevant to the week’s topic. Minimum of three (3) posts required per week. * Check your knowledge quiz at the end of each course week. * Weekly evaluation * Completion of Final Assignment. * Course weeks will run Sunday - Sunday **Pre-Requisites:** * Successful graduation/completion from the Tribal Probation Academy (In-person or Virtual) * Currently employed as a Tribal Probation Officer with supervisor’s approval of time commitment to attend course. * 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 * Motivational Interviewing 101 *Additional Notes:* * Each student accepted into the course will be required to submit a syllabus signed by the student and their supervisor acknowledging the time and course requirement. * Students are required to attend the weekly lecture and weekly coaching/mentor session scheduled on Tuesday’s and Thursdays’ of each week.
Upon completion of this training, you will have: • At least three intermediate skills to 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.