Beyond the Basics: Advanced Motivational Interviewing Skills

November 2, 2019 10:00 am - 6:00 pm


1255 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10027

Continuing Education Workshop (see registration page for CE hour info & fees) | Open to the Public | Registration Required

About the Workshop

For the past two decades, the School of Social Work has been a leader in offering instruction in Motivational Interviewing (MI), an evidenced-based intervention that draws on strategies from client-centered counseling, cognitive therapy, and a strengths perspective while focusing on building an intrinsic motivation for change through exploring and resolving ambivalence. Although initially developed to address problem drinking, MI has since been applied to a wide range of populations and behavioral change areas, from smoking cessation to elderly care.

In this workshop led by full-time faculty member and MI expert Dr. Andrew Hamid (bio), participants will have a chance to go beyond basic MI training into advanced forms of reflective responses and nuanced MI micro-skills. The emphasis will be on the use of “resistance” and “sustain talk” in strengthening the client’s own motivation to change.

More information, including workshop learning objectives and a full presenter bio, can be found on the registration page.

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