Professional Development

CANCELLED - Motivational Interviewing: Advancing the Practice

Wednesday, March 25 -
Thursday, March 26, 2020
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM


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CANCELLED - Motivational Interviewing: Advancing the Practice

Rutgers University has made the decision to cancel all in-person events with 15 or more people beginning this Thursday March 12, 2020.  We are currently evaluating the possibility of offering some of the seminars remotely. Please let us know if attending remotely is an option that you would be interested in.

Motivational Interviewing: Advancing the Practice.  Wednesday, 3/25/20 and Thursday, 3/26/20 - 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.  Instructor: Stephen Andrew, LCSW, LCADC, CCS, CGP

The two-day advanced level workshop allows Motivational Interviewing (MI) trained substance use, criminal justice, health care, and social service practitioners to review and expand on the practice of MI care approaches toward effective therapeutic interventions. This two-day training will discuss this effective approach in the treatment of substance use, co-occurring, and other challenging symptoms, and provide participants with an opportunity to explore creative ways of integrating these approaches into an effective intervention. Participants will be offered a brief review and practice of, Motivational Interviewing spirit, some basic skills and structure with an overview of what's important to the client. Participants will learn more about "change talk" and methods of communication to better elicit from clients. We will also consider how Motivational Interviewing overlaps with other models. This course will provide both useful theoretical models and hands-on opportunities to improve skills.

?CE Credits: *12 Clinical (*NBCC 12 clock hours)

Seminars can be FREE to DMHAS licensed mental health, substance use, and prevention agencies. New Jersey Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services offers tuition remission for a limited number of applicants. To apply, complete the DMHAS Scholarship Application. Carefully check eligibility and application requirements. Download the application on our website:

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Last Updated: 03/12/20