CANCELLED!!!! 2-Day Motivational Interviewing Basic Skills Training

CANCELLED!!!!! September 14-15, 2017 ~ Horizon Conference Center, Saginaw

This two day training will cover 5 training modules (The Foundation of MI, Resistance Examined, Client Centered Interviewing Skills, Recognizing Change Talk & Eliciting Change Talk).  Training participants will learn the origins of Motivational Interviewing and its development as an evidence-based method.  The participant will also learn the three structural elements used for learning Motivational Interviewing (Spirit, Principles, and Techniques).  Both days of training will incorporate lecture, skills practice using various breakout activities, role play, real play (actual de-identified case samples) and evocative exercises.  Participants will be able to:  1. Explain the concept of rolling with resistance; 2. Describe an understanding of the Spirit of Motivational Interviewing; 3. Identify ambivalence and use it to develop discrepancy; 4. Recognize change talk in session with a client; 5. Identify eight methods for eliciting change talk; 6. Identify four techniques for eliciting change talk; and 7. Describe an understanding of the stages of change and how MI fits within that framework.

Who Should Attend?  This event is sponsored by the adult mental health block grant and is intended for persons who serve adults only through the mental health and substance abuse provider network in the state of Michigan.  It contains content appropriate for CEOs, COOs, Clinical Directors, Supervisors, Case Managers, Support Coordinators, Therapists, Crisis Workers, Peer Support Specialist and any other practitioners at the beginning level of practice.

Featuring Dan Reed, MA, LPC, Member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT)

About the presenter: Dan has over 22 years of experience working in Human Services.  He has held both direct service and supervisory positions with a primary focus in children services.  Dan worked in residential treatment facilities in Illinois, Colorado and Iowa prior to returning for his Master’s degree and starting his career with Community Mental Health for Central Michigan.  He initially oversaw a program for adjudicated youth before taking his current position as a Clinical Supervisor.  Dan supervises staff that provides Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Parent Management Training of Oregon, Brief Strategic Family Therapy, Parent Child Interaction Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Recovery and Empowerment Model, Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment, Infant Mental Health, Home Base Therapy and Outpatient Therapy.  His years at Community Mental Health have included considerable work with law enforcement, probation, courts, schools, social services and physical health providers.  Dan sits on numerous committees and collaborative bodies. Dan completed the Motivational Interviewing Train the Trainer – Wyoming Protocol training initiative in the State of Michigan in 2010 and became a Member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) in 2014. 


Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers participating in this course will receive 12.0 Clinical Continuing Education Clock Hours.  Course Delivery Method: Face-to-Face seminar.

Substance abuse professionals participating in this training will receive 12.0 (Specific) contact hours.

Community Mental Health Assocation of Michigan is approved by the Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals (MCBAP) to sponsor educational training for professional certification. MACMHB maintains the responsibility for the program and content.  Substance Abuse Professionals participating in  this training will receive the number of hourse publishing in the brochure.

*National Accreditation rules indicate that if you are over 5-minutes late or depart early, you forfeit your CE for the entire training.  Please note that this is a National rule that CMHAM must enforce or we could lose our provider status to provide CE in the future.  This rule will be strictly followed.


Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, through the Community Mental Health Association of Michigan, has provided funding for this initiative through Federal Community Mental Health Block Grant.

Special Needs:

*Arrangements for special needs will be honored for those written requests received 10 business days prior to the conference.  Clearly state your specific needs for mobility assistance, interpreters, etc. Attempts for on-site requests will be made.


There will be an opportunity for each participant to complete an evaluation of the conference and the instructor.  If you have any issues with the way in which this conference was conducted or other problems, you may note that on your evaluation of the conference or you may contact CMHAM at 517-374-6848 or through our website at for resolution.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be received in writing at least 10 business days prior to the conference for a full refund less a $25 administrative fee.  If cancellation is received less than 10 business days prior to the training, no refund will be given and the full charge will be incurred. Substitutions are permitted at any time. 

Payment Policy: Payment will be required prior to attendance.   Payment methods available in advance and onsite:  credit card, check or exact cash.   If payment has not been received prior to the event, fees will be collected at registration the day of the event unless alternate arrangements are pre-approved by CMHAM.  NOTE: Purchase orders are not considered payment. All no shows will be invoiced the full registration amount. All checks can be made out to CMHAM and sent to CMHAM, 426 S. Walnut, Lansing, MI 48933. 

Severe Weather Policy: Trainings will take place as scheduled and we will not be able to refund training fees. In the event of severe weather, please check the website for scheduling delays and event updates.

Thursday, September 14, 2017 to Friday, September 15, 2017, (All day) - (All day)
Horizon Conference Center
6200 State St.
Saginaw, MI 48603

Registration Opens: 

Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 8:30am

Start Time: 

Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 9:00am

End Time: 

Friday, September 15, 2017 - 4:00pm

Overnight accommodations available at Ramada Saginaw Hotel & Suites – 3325 Davenport Ave. Saginaw, MI 48602 – Call (989)-793-7900 and mention Michigan Association of Community Mental Health group block for $75.00/night rate

September 14-15, 2017 - 2-Day Motivational Interviewing Basic Training