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Motivational Interviewing Webinar
September 1, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
The purpose of this presentation is to provide a brief introduction of Motivational Interviewing (MI). According to Miller and Rollick (2013), “MI is a collaborative conversation style for strengthening a person’s own motivation and commitment to change” (p.12). MI is a person-centered modality which encourages the client to identify their own motivation to make healthy choices. At some point in your career, you will work with a client who is ambivalent to change. The client might show a lack of motivation to seek employment, resistance towards sobriety, or ambivalence about their health and wellbeing. The goal of this presentation is for the participant to learn specific tools and techniques when working with these clients. Join us as we discuss the spirit and method of MI while also covering skills you can use in everyday practice.
Presented by: Jenny Armitage
Jenny Armitage is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who works for Volunteers of America, Utah as an Assistant Clinical Manager. In this role, she provides crisis therapy and clinical case management to adults who are experiencing homelessness. She also offers supervision and guidance to a multidisciplinary team. Jenny has been practicing MI for roughly 10 years and has used this modality in a wide range of practice settings, including mental health therapy, substance use treatment, case management, employment services, refugee resettlement, and advocacy. Jenny received her Master of Social Work degree from University of Denver and a Bachelors of Social Work from Boise State University. She has attended multiple trainings on MI and offered an agency wide training to all staff at The Road Home Homeless Resource Center in Salt Lake City, Utah.