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The Style and Spirit of Motivational Interviewing On Demand Training

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CE Credits: 6 Credits
Length: 6 Hours
Level: Introductory
CE Eligibility: APA, ASWB, ANCC, NBCC, NAADAC, CPA
Training Style: Video
Category: Investigative Interviewing
Intended Audience: Mental Health, Correctional, and Legal Professionals

Training Description
This Full-day on-demand workshop focuses on key skills and concepts in motivational interviewing with adults and adolescents in the criminal justice system. Importantly, it also covers recent changes made to MI as a model of change in recent years. MI is a client-centered counseling method for exploring how and why a person might change, and is based upon a guiding style. Its principles and techniques match those known to produce positive outcomes with clients in the criminal justice system (e.g., Marshall, 2005). MI can be very useful for motivating adults and adolescents who are ambivalent about change and ambivalent about engaging in treatment.
Motivational interviewing involves four processes, a fundamental mindset or “spirit” consisting of four components, and four micro-skills, among other components. It has gained increasing currency in criminal justice treatment methods.
Areas covered in this workshop include:
• Demonstration of skills
• Specific application with adolescents
• Educational videos
• Practice of skills in an enjoyable setting (i.e. real-play instead of role-play)
Trainer Biography
David Prescott is Director of Professional Development and Quality Improvement for the Becket Family of Services. He is the author and editor of seventeen books and numerous chapters and articles related to people who have sexually abused. He has presented on these topics around the world. Mr. Prescott is a past president of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA), and edited that organization’s newsletter, “The Forum” from 2002-2007; he currently serves as its Review Editor. He currently contributes to NEARI’s newsletter, alongside Steve Bengis and Joan Tabachnick. He received NAPN’s “Bright Lights” award at the 2007 conference in Albuquerque. Mr. Prescott is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers, and is a Senior Associate and Certified Trainer for the International Center for Clinical Excellence.
Learning Objectives

This training is designed to help you:

  • Review criminal justice treatment outcome literature and discuss implications
  • Learn four motivational interviewing techniques
  • Experience and practice key motivational interviewing skills
  • Learn the four components of the motivational interviewing “spirit” or “mindset”

1 Sponsorship: The Global Institute of Forensic Research, Inc is approved by the American Psychological Association, National Board of Certified Counselors, National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors, and Canadian Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education trainings. The American Nurses Credentialing Center accepts Continuing Education Credit sponsored by the American Psychological Association. Th­e Global Institute of Forensic Research, Inc (provider #1371) is also approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. ASWB Approval Period: June 1, 2015 – June 1, 2019. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. ­The Global Institute of Forensic Research, Inc maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.
2 Refund/Cancellation Policy: If you wish to request a refund on account of technical difficulties, please contact services@gifrinc.com.
3 Commercial Supports: The Global Institute of Forensic Research, Inc reports no conflicts of interest in the development and sponsorship of this training. The Global Institute of Forensic Research, Inc receives no commercial support for its Continuing Education programs or from its presenters.

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