Learning and Applying Motivational Interviewing within Native American Treatment Centers
Motivational Interviewing (MI) is an evidenced-based practice in the treatment of individuals with behavioral health issues. MI is a collaborative, person-centered counseling method for addressing the common problem of ambivalence about change. The primary goals for this training are to provide a Native American view of the use of motivational interviewing (MI) as a best practice in Native programs and services. The training will focus on the skills presented in the 3rd edition of Motivational Interviewing, along with the trainers’ own experiences implementing this practice within their own agencies over several years. Training participants will be provided with ideas and suggestions to begin the practice implementation process during and after on-site training through ongoing participation in webinar-based consultation with the trainer.
Program supervisors and managers, counselors and support staff, and/or elders. Organizations may propose a team of 3 to 5 individuals from the organization. At least one member must be the primary contact/supervisor who:
Questions to consider before applying for Motivational Interviewing
Motivational Interviewing is, briefly, a collaborative conversation to strengthen a person’s own motivation for and commitment to change. To determine whether there is a role for MI in your organization, consider the following questions (yes or no):
If you answered yes to any of the questions above, there may be a potential role for MI in your organization.
Criteria for selection of participants
Successful applicants will:
Information for all webinars is posted on the Discussion Forum under the "Meeting and Logistics" thread.
For more information visit the Motivational Interviewing website.
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