Jenny Armitage, LCSW – Volunteers of America
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.
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