MI is a psychotherapeutic method that is based on empirical evidence, is reasonably brief, specific, complements other treatment methods, and can be used for a diverse assortment of problem behaviors. Moreover, MI is a set of specific skills and can be learned by professionals and staff for use in a variety of behavioral health and in healthcare settings (Miller & Rose, 2009).
Many tools and links to additional information and resources are available in the CASAT OnDemand Resources & Downloads section. Also available in the Learning Labs section is an entire Motivational Interviewing Learning Lab with research articles, websites, training opportunities, and tools to download for those wanting to take a “deep dive” into MI. In the Catalyst Blog, are two additional posts about MI: So You Want to be a Motivational Interviewing (MI) Trainer? for those wanting to learn to train others in MI – an excellent way to learn! Another blog post How Can a Professional Become a Mint Trainer? tells you exactly what you need to do to become a “MINTie” courtesy of our guest blogger, Jennifer Hettema, Associate Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine (DFCM) at the University of New Mexico.
Last, but not least, on August 9, 2019 in Reno and November 9, 2019 in Las Vegas, CASAT Training is offering a Motivational Interviewing (M.I.) in-person one-day training refresher for supervisors. The workshop is designed to introduce supervisors to integrating the spirit and skills of M.I. in the context of supervising interns. This workshop will help supervisors to:
- Practice building and maintaining a strong and collaborative working alliance with supervisees while integrating the spirit and skills of M.I. into working with interns,
- Basic proficiency standards for research based micro-skills, and
- An introduction to coding so that interns may be given data-based/coded feedback.
This workshop is designed to teach supervisors to use M.I. skills for providing feedback to interns, such as delivering advice in ways that reduce defensiveness, supporting intern autonomy when setting a requirement, and giving interns opportunities to understand and integrate feedback and balance levels of skills used in practice.
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