Motivational Interviewing

Monday, June 12, 2017 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Courtyard Marriott
75 Felton St
Marlborough, MA 01752
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Motivational Interviewing is an effective, focused technique to help people make change in their lives. In this session, concrete techniques are introduced and practiced in small groups and the majority of the day is spent in role play and other interactive activities. The training is facilitated by JRI.

This session includes:

  • Stages of Change, a way to understand why people feel “stuck,” suggestions on how to respond based on their level of readiness, and how to manage your own expectations
  • Factors that may keep people in unhealthy patterns and ways to have open, respectful conversations about their motivation and readiness to do something different
  • Harm reduction and its strategies: small steps to help people be safer
  • Finally, this session incorporates training on the Brief Negotiated Interview, an evidence-based intervention developed at the Boston University School of Public Health and Boston Medical Center that has been shown to be an effective tool for brief sessions on behavior change.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Lunch and refreshments will not be provided due to DCF policies, so participants will have an hour break for lunch and can bring a brown-bag lunch or go out to get lunch at a variety of nearby establishments.

This training is capped at 20 participants and is already full; however, contact Kate Darmetko (617-748-2357) to be put on a waiting list or to express interest in a future session.