Motivational Interviewing-Informed Supervision

11:30am - July 14, 2021 thru 12:45pm - July 14, 2021
Northwest MHTTC
Registration Deadline: July 14, 2021
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The supervisory relationship in behavioral health is critical for fostering employees' personal and professional development, enhancing clinical skills, implementing best practices, ensuring accountability, promoting self-care and wellness, and most importantly, improving client outcomes. Motivational Interviewing (MI) provides a valuable foundation and approach for providing quality supervision. In this session we’ll explore ways in which the MI spirit, core skills, and four processes can enhance supervision. Three MI-based supervisory models will be presented along with vignettes. Whether you’re experienced, new, or not yet a supervisor, you are invited to explore what is MI-informed supervision, why it matters, and how to apply specific strategies to help staff thrive in their work.

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LEARNING OBJECTIVES: Participants will be able to: 

  • Describe how the “mindset and heart-set” of MI applies to supervision
  • Name the four MI processes to help structure exploratory conversations
  • Explain how to use the E-O-E approach to provide information and feedback
  • Describe how to use the B-E-E-R model to take corrective action



Kraybill headshotKen Kraybill, MSW, Senior Trainer, has worked in healthcare, behavioral health, homelessness, and housing for more than 35 years. Ken has 18 years of experience working as a behavioral health practitioner in homeless services. For the past two decades, he has been developing curricula and facilitating in-person and online training nationally on topics including motivational interviewing, trauma-informed care, outreach and engagement, case management, critical time intervention, and supervision. He also has experience facilitating strategic planning processes and providing staff retreats focused on finding resiliency and renewal for care providers. Ken is a member of the international Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT). He has a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Washington.





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