Motivational Interviewing is a goal-directed, client-centered counseling approach for eliciting behavioral change by helping clients explore and resolve ambivalence. This is a series of skill-sharing sessions that will provide a basic introduction to Motivational Interviewing. This advanced action-based learning course will focus on direct practice and implementation of Motivational Interviewing techniques. Using the video material and supplemental handouts, along with lecture, role-playing practice and group discussion, this course will lay a foundation for participants to begin to develop their clinical skills in helping people accomplish change and help resolve ambivalence. Emphasis will be given to practical application of therapy techniques and troubleshooting difficult and challenging clinical circumstances across a variety of practice settings and populations. The intersection of interpersonal practice and MI in particular with the realities of structural racism and implicit bias will be woven into the fabric of the course.
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University of Michigan
School of Social Work
1080 South University Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106