The ASAM Virtual Motivational Interviewing Workshop
Monday, April 19, 2021 10:00 am – 6:00 pm ET
The ASAM Motivational Interviewing Workshop is an interactive and engaging workshop designed to introduce and expand participants' knowledge on utilizing Motivational Interviewing (MI) in an addiction treatment setting. MI is a goal-oriented, collaborative counseling style that evokes a person's own motivations for and commitment to change.
Physicians, clinicians, counselors, and all those working with patients with addiction often find that one of the main barriers to effective treatment is the patients' perceived lack of motivation to make changes. Without motivation on the patient's part, making or sustaining progress with treatment goals can be difficult. MI is one technique that treatment providers can utilize to help patients make positive changes. Participants of this workshop will be introduced to the key concepts and skills of MI and explore ways to effectively integrate MI into addiction treatment to help promote positive patient outcomes.
Who Should Attend
Clinicians working with patients with addiction who are interested in an introductory workshop that reviews the core skills of Motivational Interviewing (MI). This workshop is designed for those with little to no prior experience with MI, and for those with some prior exposure to MI. Participants of previous MI workshops who would like to continue their practice of fundamental MI skills with similar material are also welcome to attend.
Upon completion of this educational activity, participants should be able to:
Apply the spirit of MI to clinical practice.
Practice MI congruent interactions and compare and contrast these with MI dissonant interactions.
Recognize change talk and apply the basic MI skills of open-ended questions, affirmations, reflective listening, and summaries to selectively reinforce change talk.
Identify further training opportunities for practicing the skills of MI beyond this day-long workshop, including 2-3 strategies for self-improvement.
Welcome and Workshop Introduction
Capturing the Spirit: An Introduction to MI
Building the Foundation: The Four Processes
It's all about Skills: Using OARS, Informing, and Advising
It's all about Change: Recognizing and Reinforcing Change Talk
Overcoming the Barriers: Where We Get Stuck and Ways Out
It's Your Journey: Learning MI, Overcoming Barriers, and Creating a Practice Implementation Plan