Join the Conversation: Motivational Interviewing

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About the Session:

In this fourth 90-minute session of the Culturally Responsive Evidence-Based and Community-Defined Practices for Mental Health Series, we will:

  • Discuss how Motivational Interviewing (MI) is being implemented with various cultural groups across the Network/in different regions.
  • Highlight additional culturally responsive “MI practices” being utilized across the Network/in different regions.
  • Share lessons learned during the implementation of MI (i.e., Balancing MI and the cultural needs of the people served).

Session Materials:

Access the recording of this session by clicking the blue "View Resource" button above.

  • Access presentation slides here.
  • Access our FAQ and Resources document (that includes responses to questions asked by participants during the live event) here.
  • MHTTC Motivational Interviewing Fact Sheet is available here.
  • Access the audio transcript for this session here.
  • To access other sessions in this series, please click here.

Session Facilitators and Panelists:

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Dr. Henry Gregory is a clinical psychologist with a wealth of experience as a clinician, educator, trainer, and researcher. He currently is an assistant professor at the University of Maryland, School of Nursing where he teaches, among other subjects, Motivational Interviewing at the undergraduate and graduate levels. He has served as a facilitator/mentor at Georgetown University’s National Center for Cultural Competence, as the Assistant Director at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County’s Center for Community Collaboration and as the Cultural Competence Coordinator for MDCARES, a SAMHSA funded system of care.

Laura Saunders

Laura A. Saunders, MSSW is with the University of Wisconsin-Madison, College of Engineering, Center for Health Enhancement System Studies, Great Lakes ATTC, PTTC and MHTTC and an independent consultant. Since 2001, Laura has designed, facilitated, and delivered MI and SBIRT training and coaching in person, online, and via distance learning in the fields of health care, human services, public health, and criminal justice. She has provided feedback and coaching to hundreds of learners who are interested in using evidence based practices to fidelity. Laura has also conducted train the trainer events. She joined the International group of Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) in 2006 and is an active Member of Wisconsin Motivational interviewing group.

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Dave Brown is the Senior Associate for School-based Training and Behavioral Health Equity at the Danya Institute/Central East Mental Health Technology Transfer Center (MHTTC). Prior to his role with the Danya Institute/MHTTC, Dave spent more than 25 years as an educator, nonprofit leader and community capacity building advocate.

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