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Advanced Motivational Interviewing

Prerequisiste: completion of Introductory Motivational Interviewing
Self-Paced Modules: August 21-27, 2024
Live Session: August 28, 2024
8:30am - 12:30pm CST
Virtual via Zoom
Fee: $35 full members; $135 partial members & nonmembers
Trainer(s): Shawn Smith with Share Collaborative
Continuing Education Hours: 6.0

Course Description

Motivational Interviewing (MI) is widely embraced, evidence-based conversation style for awakening self-awareness of a person’s choices to heal and embrace behavior change.
Through the use of MI, direct service providers surface self-awareness of the need for behavior change within the served person, empowering them to leverage their inner resources (strengths, resilience) to choose to heal and change.
MI is a trauma-informed communication method that creates safety, trust and empowers. Highly experiential, these MI trainings will explore how MI:

  • Establishes a sense of safety and trust
  • Enhances systems of support
  • ­­Empowers: awakens self-awareness of the choice to change and heal
  • Partners to provide education on the effects of trauma
  • Partners to teach, experience emotional and behavioral regulation
  • Rewires: builds self-capacities and enhances executive functioning
  • Reconnects: re-establishes attachment and connection
  • Reframes and integrates traumatic experiences
  • Encourages meaning-making: sense of purpose and future goals
  • Affirms post-traumatic growth
  • Supports Cultural Humility
Learning Objectives:
  • Learn how to apply MI in your role, service setting in with those you serve
  • Experientially explore how to behavioralize the Spirit of MI: Compassion, Acceptance, Partnership, Evocation
  • Learn how to apply the active listening skills of MI: Deep Listening, Open-Ended Questions, Affirmations, Reflections and Summaries
  • Learn MI’s 4 Process structure: Engage, Focus, Evoke, Plan
  • Learn how MI is trauma-informed and culturally reverent

About Your Trainer

Shawn Smith, Certified MI Trainer and MINT Member

Shawn Smith is a Certified MI Trainer and member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT). The MINT is an international organization of trainers of Motivational Interviewing (MI), whose mission is to promote good practice in the use, research, and training of Motivational Interviewing and represents 35 countries and more than 20 different languages. Shawn has served the MINT Trainer Certification Committee, Inclusivity + Diversity Workgroup, and served as a mentor to new MINT members and initiated a quarterly meeting of the Wisconsin MINT members, which has given birth to an annual statewide conference on MI. Shawn has trained MI to thousands of professionals since 2009, including those serving in education, health care, behavioral health, workforce development, education, and the criminal justice system. He has delivered MI training to the following role types in the identified contexts: 

  • Service Context / Role Types
  • AODA Treatment / Clinicians, Peer Specialists
  • Criminal Justice / Juvenile Probation Officers, Adult Probation Officers, Support Staff, Leadership, Attorneys, Client Service Specialists, Judges
  • Health Care / Clinicians, Health Care Providers
  • Homelessness / Case Managers, Social Workers
  • Women’s Support / Case Managers, Social Workers
  • Foster Care Youth / Leadership, Social Workers, Trainers, Wraparound Care Coordinators
  • Workforce Development / Employment Specialists
  • Family Therapy / Therapists
  • Alternative Education / Case Managers, Therapists, Line Staff, Educators, Youth Mentors
  • Mental Health + Disability / Clinicians, Nurses, Case Managers
  • Community Treatment / Clinicians, Social Workers
  • Trauma Incidents / Firemen + Women, First Responders, Peer Support Specialists
  • Domestic Terrorism + Targeted Violence / Therapists, Case Managers, Volunteers