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Great Lakes MHTTC Motivational Interviewing Training: Relational and Technical Skills

9:00am - March 19, 2020 | Timezone: US/Eastern
Great Lakes MHTTC

Hyatt Place Indianapolis/Fishers
11455 Ikea Way
Fishers, IN 46037
United States

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Due to concerns about COVID-19 the March 19-20 event has been cancelled


Join us for a four-day (in two sessions) Motivational Interviewing training focused on technical skills

Hosted by the Indiana Council of Community Mental Health Centers in partnership with the Great Lakes Mental Health Technology Transfer Center

Session 1: (3/19-3/20/20) Motivational Interviewing Relational Skills. Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a focused, client-centered counseling style that helps clients resolve ambivalence about behavior change. A growing body of research supports its effectiveness in a variety of settings. This two-day training will teach attendees the relational skills involved in MI and prepare them for the April follow-up training on MI technical skills.  

Session 2: (4/23-4/24/20) Motivational Interviewing Technical Skills. Learn the technical skills involved in Motivational Interviewing in this two-day workshop. Prerequisite: Attendance at Motivational Interviewing Relational Skills Training.

CEUs: 12 CEUs will be awarded upon completion of both two-day sessions.  Attendance at both two-day sessions is required.  
Fee: The complete training is available at no charge. 

Space is limited.

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Laura Saunders, State Project Manager, Wisconsin
Great Lakes ATTC, MHTTC, and PTTC

Laura A. Saunders, MSSW, is the Wisconsin state project manager for the Great Lakes Addiction,  Mental Health, and Prevention Technology Transfer Centers. Her position is housed at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she’s worked since 1988. Since 2001, Laura has provided SBIRT and Motivational interviewing training to physicians, nurses, medical students, psychologists, specialty addiction treatment providers, social workers, physical therapists, health educators, and staff who work in correctional settings. She has provided feedback and coaching to hundreds of social workers, correctional staff, and other human service providers who are interested in using evidence-based practices with fidelity. Laura joined the International group of Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) in 2006 (Sophia, Bulgaria) and is an active member of the Wisconsin MINT group.