Are you frustrated with having the same client sessions over and over? Perhaps you’re watching your clients struggle with addiction, anxiety, or other mental health challenges, and your attempts to empower them to make positive changes in their lives feel like going into battle. You feel like you’re working harder than your client, and you feel like they resist everything.
You can make a significant, positive impact on your clients’ lives with Motivational Interviewing.
Motivational interviewing (MI) has emerged over the past three decades as a leading approach for addressing a core clinical concern – motivation. When mastered, this evidence-based approach is highly effective in motivating positive change.
Better still, motivational interviewing can be used regardless of diagnosis and in conjunction with other treatment approaches.
Chris Wagner, Ph.D., motivational interviewing trainer and author, will teach you the skills you need to know to successfully help these clients. You’ll learn how the MI process works, how to help your clients resolve ambivalence about change, and how to effectively respond to resistance in clients. You’ll leave this seminar
confident and with the strategies you need to treat your clients with depression, anxiety disorders, addictive behaviors and other clinical issues.
Escape the pattern of struggling with clients, and instead evoke your clients’ own motivation to change!
Continuing education credit information is coming soon for this live webcast.
Christopher C. Wagner, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist in Virginia and faculty member at Virginia Commonwealth University, with appointments in Rehabilitation Counseling, Psychology and Psychiatry. He began practicing MI in the 1990s, and became a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) in 1998. From 2000-2008, he served in leadership positions in MINT, twice as chair of the network, and he has led three of their international training of trainers events. He was re-elected to the MINT board of directors in 2018.
Dr. Wagner has offered hundreds of MI trainings in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia/Oceania. In addition to focusing on clinical and theoretical advances in individual MI, he has also developed group applications of MI, and is lead author on the official Guilford series book on that topic, co-written with long-time colleague Karen Ingersoll.
He has worked with individuals with a variety of health, mental health, addiction and employment challenges across outpatient, inpatient, residential and corrections settings. Dr. Wagner’s trainings are highly engaging and focused on helping participants incorporate MI skills and strategies into their current style of practice.
Financial: Christopher Wagner is an associate professor for Virginia Commonwealth University. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Christopher Wagner has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.
For live CE credit, you must watch the live webcast in its entirety at its scheduled time and complete the CE quiz and evaluation within one week. You will have access for 90 days after the program for review.
Please note: There will be a lunch and two 15-minute breaks; one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Lunch and break times will be announced by the speaker and at their discretion. A more detailed schedule is available upon request.
Core MI Processes to Cultivate Change
Engaging: The Relational Foundation
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