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Applying Motivational Interviewing to Practice

March 14, 2017

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  1. Dulany Hall Cafeteria, Columbia College
  2. Columbia, Missouri
  3. 8:30am-5:00pm
  4. Registration and check-in to begin at 8:00am
  5. Breakfast and lunch provided

Motivational Interviewing is a clinical approach that helps people with mental health and substance use disorders and other chronic conditions to make positive behavioral changes to support better health and wellbeing. Motivational interviewing (MI) utilizes five principles — rolling with resistance, expressing empathy, avoiding arguing, developing discrepancy, and supporting self-efficacy.

This training is designed so that participants will obtain intensive practice utilizing their MI skills in a variety of activities including written cases, small group practices, and one-on-one practices. Additional in-depth feedback can be provided for a skills application session with a standardized student – this session will occur at the end of the regular training session and will be videotaped so that in-depth, individualized feedback is provided for an additional fee – separate registration for this optional session is required.

A Block of rooms is available at the Stoney Creek Inn in Columbia Missouri for $99 per night. A 24 hour notice is required for cancellations or changes to any reservation to avoid penalty of (1) night’s room and tax per reservation. For individual reservations, call 1-800-659-2220. The Hotel will hold the above block of rooms until 2/13/17. After this date, reservations will be accepted upon availability. Individuals must request the group name (Partners in Prevention) when making reservations.

Cost: $50 for workshop fee with an additional $25 for skills application session with a standardized student. The Missouri Institute of Mental Health will award 7 clock hours or 8 contact hours (.8 CEUs) for this activity.

Dr. Michelle L. Blakely is the Director of Disability Services at Truman State University. Before coming to Truman, Dr. Blakely was an Assistant Professor of Social and Administrative Sciences at the University of Connecticut, School of Pharmacy. Dr. Blakely holds a Ph.D. in Social and Behavioral Sciences and a M.Ed. in Counseling from Auburn University. Dr. Blakely is a National Certified Counselor (NCC). She graduated Summa Cum Laude with Psychology Departmental Honors from the University of South Alabama.

Dr. Blakely received her Motivational Interviewing (MI) training at Auburn University, a leader in MI training for health care professionals. She has extensive experience teaching MI to a variety of health care professionals including physicians, pharmacists, nurse practitioners, case managers, and counselors. Dr. Blakely has provided motivational interviewing workshops at a variety of venues including Yale-New Haven Hospital in Yale, CT, the Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center in Bronx, NY, Virginia Commonwealth University, Meeting of the Minds conference, and the University of Connecticut. Additionally, she has served as an expert panelist to evaluate the validity of a new MI skills assessment instrument, the MISHCE, which assesses mastery of MI skills in health care provider trainees attending MI skills training.