Learning Community: Motivation IN Mental Health Recovery: Sustaining Change and Creating Hope for a Life Well-Lived

The Northwest MHTTC is excited to partner with Lamarr Lewis, MA, LAPC, CPRP, to offer a live learning community about motivation in mental health recovery. 6 hours of CE contact hours available* (see below.)


The "Motivation IN Mental Health Recovery" learning community will focus on enhancing participants' ability to improve an individual’s motivation and engagement in treatment. Participants will learn ways to empower their clients to change by: drawing out their own meaning, importance, and capacity for change. Through the use of Motivational Interviewing, Positive Psychology, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and more, they will learn to utilize recovery as a course of change. Through these methods, participants will learn to motivate their clients to improve their health and wellness, live self-directed lives, and strive to reach their full potential.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define motivation, how it can facilitate a person’s mental health recovery, and support their self-empowerment process.
  • Discuss treatment considerations for individuals with amotivation due to intellectual/developmental disabilities, substance use, and/or co-morbid Severe and Persistent Mental Illness.
  • Apply evidence-based interventions to increase client motivation in their treatment.
  • Enhance clinical decision-making and practical application of techniques related to improving client outcomes.


  • Members of the mental health/behavioral health workforce who are based in the states of Alaska, Oregon, Idaho & Washington
  • Commitment to attend the whole series is required
  • Each individual must have access to computer/web camera/audio to participate
  • Deadline to apply: Friday, June 21, 2024. 
  • Questions: For questions about this series, including eligibility and registration please contact the Northwest MHTTC at [email protected].

SESSIONS: Tuesdays, July 9-30, 2024 

11:00am - 12:30 pm AK / 12:00 - 1:30pm PT / 1:00 - 2:30pm MT

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Lamarr Lewis, MA, LAPC, CPRP

Lamarr Lewis is a dedicated advocate, author, and agent of change. With a focus on community-based mental health, he works with diverse groups including individuals living with psychiatric disabilities, people in recovery from substance abuse, and at-hope youth (He does not use the term at-risk). He is an alumnus of Wittenberg University graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology with minors in Africana Studies and Religion. He later received his master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling from Argosy University. His career spans over twenty years with experience as a therapist, consultant, and human service professional. He has been a featured expert and trainer for such organizations as; Boeing, Fulton County Probate Court, Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network, Mississippi Department of Health, the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, Region IV Public Health Training Center, the Ruby Neeson Diabetes Awareness Foundation, and more. His lifelong mission is to leave the world better than how he found it.


*Continuing Education Contact Hours Details

Physicians, physician assistants, primary care ARNPs, psychologists, and other health care providers may be eligible for CME or CEUs for completing the course. Retain your Certificate of Completion and verify its suitability for CME/CEUs with your licensing/credentialing entity. The University of Washington is an approved provider of continuing education for DOH licensed social workers, licensed mental health counselors, licensed marriage and family therapists, psychologists, substance use disorder professionals, nurses and physicians under the provisions of: WAC 246-809-610, WAC 246-809-620, WAC 246-811-200, WAC 246-840-210, WAC 246-919-460 and WAC 246-924-240.

Starts: Jul 9, 2024 12:00 pm
Ends: Jul 30, 2024 1:30 pm
Registration Deadline
June 21, 2024
Event Type
Webinar/Virtual Training
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