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Monday, April 30, 2018

9 AM - 4 PM

Effective use of Motivational Interviewing to engage and help clients who use marijuana.

A motivational interviewing training with skills practice primarily focused on helping clients change substance use especially marijuana use risks. The trainer is a nationally known MI expert from Portland Maine and will help providers learn and use skills to advance their MI practice.

OF NOTE: This training is offered twice from 9 to 4pm in Waterbury at the Town Hall on April 30th and the same training is offered again in Rutland on May 1st at the Asa Bloomer state building where VDH has its office.

Presenter(s):  Stephen Andrew

Waterbury Town Hall
Waterbury, VT

Target Audience:
Vermont AHS staff, & mental health & medical providers

Credits Provided:
5.5 CEUs requested.

Additional Information:
Objectives of The MI Training:
  • Building effective conversations, the spirit, skills and an understanding of the four structural processes of the style of communication; engagement; focusing; evocation, planning.
  • Building an effective rapport and create authentic engagement (working alliance) with people & their families while doing a brief intervention for marijuana use.
  • Using effective empathetic, compassionate communication.
  • Providing “How to” advice and information collaboratively.
  • Participants will know how to increase intrinsic motivation for change.
  • Understanding of the core spirit & skills of screenings and brief intervention.
  • Understanding of evidence based practice of listening and effective responses for working with sensitive topics, major life decisions (ex. use of alcohol and other drugs, including nicotine, marijuana etc.) and other chronic health issues focus.
  • Practicing MI skills with standardized patient actors trained at providing effective feedback to develop skills competencies.
Day includes two 15-minute breaks and one hour for lunch.

Contact:   Brittany Kirvan
Email:   brittany@pear-vt.org
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