Motivational Interviewing Changing the Conversation: Peers & Community Health Workers (CHW) on the Frontlines
This 90-minute webinar is intended to support and strengthen the conversational skills of behavioral health peer support specialists and community helpers in the use of Motivational Interviewing. Peer specialists and community helpers are on the front lines in providing understanding and support for clients experiencing a variety of mental health and substance use disorders. The session will introduce the basic components of Motivational Interviewing, focus on helpful tools and resources to enhance conversations about change to and work through the difficulty of indecision about change. A brief action planning model will be featured.
Goal: Strengthen the skills of behavioral health peer support specialists and community helpers in the use of Motivational Interviewing
– Outline the basic components of Motivational Interviewing
– Identify strategies to reduce uncertainty to change
– Summarize three helpful tools to engage participants in change conversations
– Apply the use of a brief action plan model to aid planning for outcomes
Presenter: Kate Speck, PhD MAC LADC, Senior Research Manager, University of Nebraska, Public Policy Center.
Kate has 40 years’ experience as an educator/trainer in behavioral health, addictions, co-occurring disorders, prevention/intervention, suicide prevention, and pregnant/parenting women. She is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT), she has provided training and technical assistance locally and nationally in the use of Motivational Interviewing since 1997.
Continuing Education Units (CEUs): 1.5