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In-House Introductory Motivational Interviewing Training

featuring Dr. Fader


When: February 1st & 2nd, 2019

Where: Union Square Practice

This Motivational Interviewing training is designed as an opportunity for professionals/professionals-in-training who have had no prior or some exposure to Motivational Interviewing techniques.

This intensive training allows participants to gain more in depth experience and practice in their MI skills. As above, those whose work involves helping clients achieve behavior change ( i.e. Psychologists, Social Workers, Psychiatrists, Physicians, Nurses, Case Workers, Outreach Workers, Dietitians, Therapists, Coaches, Clergy, Personal trainers, Probation/Parole Officers etc.) will benefit from this intensive MI training.

During the MI training we will review all you need to know about the theory and principles of MI. Following this, through the use of presentations, exercises, videos and demonstrations, the trainer will guide participants in learning the technique, theories, style and spirit of MI.

All participants in the Two-Day Motivational Interviewing seminars will have ample opportunity to practice their Motivational Interviewing skills with the support of the trainer using “role-play” and “real play”, a MI teaching method where participants learn through experience with direct support of the trainer. In addition, in a two-day training, Dr. Fader collaborates with a standardized client/patient (an actor trained to play a client who will give participants feedback on their MI technique during the practice interviews). Participants will learn how to use the Motivational Interviewing OARS skills (Open-Ended Questions, Affirmations, Reflective Statements and Summaries). Depending on the groups’ focus, the trainer will lead participants in a discussion of the application of MI to addictions, diet and exercise, medication adherence, and other health and mental health behaviors.


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