2-Day Motivational Interviewing Basic Skills Training

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 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.