Session 4 of Motivational Interviewing (MI) in July: Developmental Reflective Motivational Interviewing

4:00pm - July 28, 2022 | Timezone: US/Pacific
Pacific Southwest MHTTC
Registration Deadline: July 28, 2022
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4:00 - 5:15 p.m. PT
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Session 4 of 5 in the "Motivational Interviewing (MI) in July" training series (view series page for full details)


The Pacific Southwest MHTTC is pleased to provide session 4 in this series on Motivational Interviewing to improve our school and mental health workforce skills.

Motivational interviewing (MI) provides us with a way to have conversations about change. In this series, participants will learn the basics of how to apply MI to both typical and challenging clinical situations. 

Session 4, Thursday, 7/28: Developmental Reflective Motivational Interviewing


Motivational Interviewing and cognitive behavioral therapy work well together; MI helps providers engage individuals in change and CBT assists in the active thought and behavior change process.

  1. Describe the stages of change model and determine when MI should be used vs. when CBT is the best intervention
  2. Identify what components of MI contain elements of CBT intervention and when such interventions are best applied in session
  3. List five to seven CBT and BT interventions that help promote change during the action stage of treatment


Who is this series for?

  • All sessions are open to anyone (mental health or school mental health professionals including counselors, psychologists, marriage and family therapists, peer supporters, alcohol and drug counselors, mental health program administrators, MDs, nurses, and other allied health professionals).
  • Our priority service areas are SAMHSA Region 9 states and territories, including: Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, and U.S. Pacific Islands of American Samoa, Guam, Marshall Islands, Northern Mariana Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, and Palau.


When is the full this series?

This series is offered July 25th-29th 2022, every day from 4pm-5:15pm PT

While each session is standalone, we highly recommend you attend Session 1 (Monday, 7/25) for an introduction to MI (unless you are familiar with MI).

6.5 CEUs are available through full participation in this series (you must attend all five sessions to access the CEs)



Learn more about the other sessions by clicking the links below:


Priming Resources for the Whole Series



Dr. Kristin Dempsey smilingDr. Kristin Dempsey, EdD is a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT) and professional clinical counselor (LPCC). She has provided psychotherapy in the Bay Area for almost 25 years in public non-profits and county mental health settings, schools, and medical clinics. Her current psychotherapy practice is located in San Francisco and Burlingame.

Dr. Dempsey's areas of clinical interest include treatments for co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders, complex trauma in childhood and adolescence, eating disorders, panic/anxiety, and behavioral challenges such as anger management and impulse control disorders. She has worked with adults, senior adults, transition age youth, adolescents, and children in individual, family, and group modalities.

In addition to clinical work, Dr. Dempsey trains community behavioral health providers in a number of evidence based and promising practices. She is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers, and has experience teaching and training cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), cognitive behavior therapy for psychosis (CBTp), and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). She is a master trainer for Applied Suicide Intervention Skills (ASIST), and has been trained in the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics (NMT) to assess trauma impacts in youth and adults. Dr. Dempsey also provides additional programmatic consultation regarding behavioral health system redesign and implementation of evidence-based practices.

Dr. Dempsey is engaged in behavioral health workforce development research and organizational change projects. She is especially interested in investigating and promoting best practices to recruit and retain underrepresented clinicians in the mental health and substance abuse treatment fields.