The Pacific Southwest MHTTC is pleased to provide a second year of learning on Motivational Interviewing which kicked off with MI in April 2023.
As we learned last year, Motivational interviewing (MI) provides us with a way to have conversations about change. MI in April offers an advanced level of training and focuses on the spirit of MI and using MI for youth and young adults. Viewers should have a basic familiarity or experience with this modality. If you are not familiar with MI, please see the recordings from our 2022 Motivational Interview Series here: https://mhttcnetwork.org/centers/pacific-southwest-mhttc/motivational-interviewing-mi-july
Workshop 1, Tuesday, 4/4: Spirit of Motivational Interviewing: Connecting with Our Humanity to Support Growth and Change
In this recorded session, presenter Dr. Kristin Dempsey speaks to the “spirit” of motivational interviewing and how this spirit shapes practitioners’ therapeutic approach and creates context for their interactions with clients. She shows how connecting to the “spirit” creates psychological safety for help seekers and how essential it is for promoting trauma-informed care.
Viewers of this video can benefit from the following learning objectives:
- Identify and define the four main components of the “spirit” of MI.
- Demonstrate at least two ways the “spirit” can help promote change among help-seekers.
- Create their own plan to build “spirit” in their own sessions with help seekers.