Professional Training: Motivational Interviewing with Youth and Families - FULL

Thursday, March 14, 2019
8:30 am12:30 pm
Austin Child Guidance Center, 810 W. 45th St., Austin, TX 78751

Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a clinical approach that helps people make positive changes to support improved health and well-being. The "spirit" of MI includes collaboration between the therapist and client, evoking or "drawing out" the client's ideas about change, and emphasizing the autonomy of the client. MI has been used successfully in settings as diverse as substance abuse treatment, specialized treatment centers, inpatient units, primary care, community mental health, and schools. This workshop will include an overview of Motivational Interviewing, introduction to the core MI skills and components, and opportunity to practice strategies that increase the potential for change in youth and parents.

Presented by:
Dr. Jane Gray , Director of Clinical Training for the School and Counseling Psychology Doctoral Programs at UT-Austin.

Learning Objectives:

• Define Motivational Interviewing (MI)
• Learn and practice the core MI communication skills (OARS)
• Identify the relational and technical components of MI
• Practice strategies to enhance motivation for change by decreasing "sustain talk" and increasing "change talk" in youth and parents

Cost: $120
Date: Thursdays, March 14 and 28, 2019
Time: 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Location: Austin Child Guidance Center
810 W. 45th St., Austin, TX 78751
CEUs: TPA-approved CEU's for Psychologists, CEU's offered for Social Workers and LPC's

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Additional Information

• Participants must attend both days of the workshop.
• Eight hours (8) of continuing education are offered for clinical social workers, licensed professional counselors, and psychologists.
• ACGC is an approved CEU provider for clinical social workers and licensed professional counselors.
• ACGC is approved by the Texas Psychological Association to offer professional development credits for psychologists (TPA PD Endorsement number 2018 - 01).