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Addiction treatment isn't straightforward. Your clients present with multiple problems... all at once.

In just one therapy session, they might jump from talking about past regrets to current trauma... parenting... justice involvement... panic attacks... and more.

You need to get your clients motivated to change every aspect of their life... and quickly!

The good news for you is that this course is specifically designed so you can gain training on how to use Motivational Interviewing to treat your clients struggling with addiction AND other problems.

Not only do you get cutting-edge, evidenced-based interventions in MI, you'll also get the required education to earn your Certified Addictions-Informed Mental Health Professional certification! You'll learn:
  • Skills to blend DBT, CBT, EMDR, Somatic, Yoga, & other interventions into every session
  • Assessment skills for trauma & PTSD when substance use is present
  • How to get clients to take action in the face of incarceration, system problems, & difficult life transitions
  • Interventions for special populations — LGBTQ, mandated, children, & culturally diverse

PLUS, when you register now, you'll have immediate access to all bonus materials — including 3 full CE sessions and an eBook that dive into nuanced and special applications of MI!

Help your clients make changes that redirect the course of their life toward stability, healing and meaning... All while moving your own career forward with new skills and an addictions certification!

Trauma-Focused Addiction Certification
Key Strategies to Motivate Clients Toward Change & Stability

$1,044.93 Value
Just $299.99 Today!
Earn up to 24.25 CE Hours included in the course tuition.
Click here for CE credit details | Click here for course objectives and outline
What your colleagues are saying about this addictions certification...
"Excellent course. Wealth of information. Lots of takeaways." — Madeline M., Social Worker
"Best program I have attended in my mental health career. I appreciated Mr. Gentry's humility, knowledge, and realness. It is clear he has a heart for the traumatized/addicted/suffering person. Thank you thank you thank you." — Angie S., LMFT
"This course totally exceeded my expectations, and I learned important concepts as well as guidance on implementing the knowledge with my clients who suffer from addiction and trauma. I am very grateful I took this course!" — Cindy B., Counselor
Explore What You'll Learn
Gain easy-to-implement strategies for all practitioners so you can get your clients back on track — faster!
Learn at your own pace through bite-sized, on-demand modules.
Trauma-Focused Addictions Certification
J. Eric Gentry, PhD, LMHC, DAAETS, FAAETS, CCTP | Click here for information about J. Eric Gentry

Begin by learning the essentials of substance use disorders assessment and treatment, and how to ensure long-term sobriety in your clients. You'll learn:
  • Skills for assessing and diagnosing trauma, PTSD, and substance abuse or dependence
  • Simplified treatment planning, monitoring, and assessments
  • A fresh perspective on how to use Polyvagal Theory (Porges) to understand and treat both trauma and addiction simultaneously
  • Cutting-edge skills for developing and maintaining safety and stability with addicted survivors of trauma using cognitive, behavioral, somatic, and relational approaches
  • Reframing "disease of addiction" as involuntary so you can help your clients find real safety

Trauma-Informed Motivational Interviewing
Kristin Dempsey, EdD, LPCC, LMFT | Click here for information about Kristin Dempsey
Ali Hall, JD | Click here for information about Ali Hall

Gain crucial skills in 5 areas of Motivational Interviewing. Begin by understanding the foundations of MI. Then, enhance your skill set by learning a trauma-informed approach to client care. Build on these first two modules by gaining skills to apply Motivational Interviewing to diverse client problems, including clients with a history of trauma and PTSD. Lastly, learn how to work with specific client populations, explore diversity considerations, and help clients in crisis.

Motivational Interviewing Foundations
Understand foundational MI principles, how they work together, and their clinical impact. You'll learn how to prepare clients to be more receptive to treatment, assess internal conflict that is preventing change, and build an environment of open communication between you and your clients. You'll also get dialogues to help you change client ambivalence into motivation and action, all while using a strengths-based lens.
Trauma-Informed Techniques for Motivational Interviewing
Learn how to integrate the principles of MI and fundamental skills of trauma-informed care.

You will gain and further your education on how trauma presents in the brain, body, and mind. Then you will explore how to meet clients where they are, even if their feelings are "out of control", so you can build a supportive environment. Lastly, you will gain the knowledge to implement a client-driven approach that will build autonomy and collaboration — empowering them with the skills to do their own trauma-processing work.
Respond to and Engage Clients for Rapid Recovery
Build upon your theoretical knowledge of MI and trauma-informed care by teaching clinical skills to respond to and engage your clients in ways that support rapid recovery.

Begin by discovering new ways to use open-ended questions, affirmation, and paths to reduce client overwhelm from trauma and empower them to make their own life decisions. Learn the "provide-elicit-provide" therapeutic process of communication and reflective listening, so you can honor your client's trauma narrative and support growth.
Navigating Co-Occurring Conditions, Suicidality, & Mental Health Crises
Now that you have the toolbox to integrate trauma-informed MI skills, this module will take you one step further. You will learn the ins and outs of treating clients with more complex problems, such as co-occurring disorders, suicidality, and other mental health crises. You'll discover assessment tools, role-playing dialogues, guidelines for practice, how to repair discord in therapy, strategies to evoke commitment, and chance.

Plus, you'll get highly specialized training in working with crisis clients. You will walk away understanding how the principles of MI can be used to move clients from chaos to stability. You'll learn from case studies on clients who engage in self-harm and those impacted by natural disasters.
Working with Mandated Clients
Understand the unique challenges of working with clients that are currently or previously incarcerated or are coming to therapy for any other reason than voluntarily. Learn the most effective responses to create a shared therapeutic agenda, support autonomy, and prevent ruptures or discord in the therapeutic relationship.
Trauma-Focused Addiction Certification

$1,044.93 Value!
Earn up to 24.25 CE Hours included in the course tuition.
Click here for CE credit details | Click here for course objectives and outline
BONUS! Certification and FREE CE TRAININGS!
$314.95 Value, JUST FOR YOU!
Certified Addictions-Informed Mental Health Professional (CAIMHP)

We're covering the cost of certification!

That's right! Once you complete all the educational requirements, you can become a Certified Addictions-Informed Mental Health Professional (CAIMHP) — it's as simple as that! Certification changes careers — let it change yours.

Learn specialized skills in three bonus sessions that allow you to blend MI with other approaches, use MI in group therapy and help clients stay motivated in the face of life challenges.

Integrate MI with CBT & DBT
Kristin Dempsey, EdD, LPCC, LMFT | Click here for information about Kristin Dempsey
Ali Hall, JD | Click here for information about Ali Hall

Blend MI with two of the most popular and in-demand therapeutic approachesCBT and DBT. Whether you're trained in CBT and DBT or new to both, you'll gain practical techniques you can use tomorrow. You'll explore stages of change, behavior activation, and how to get clients to do their homework — plus, you'll learn through interactive case studies and dialogues.

Motivational Interviewing for Group Therapy
Kristin Dempsey, EdD, LPCC, LMFT | Click here for information about Kristin Dempsey
Ali Hall, JD | Click here for information about Ali Hall

Learn how to apply your MI skills to enhance group therapy by using new techniques to keep the group on topic, getting trained with basic to advanced conversation-shaping techniques, blending specific MI stages with stages of group development, and using the Plan, Evoke, Focus, Engage strategy when you have a room of clients in front of you!

Motivational Interview Skills for Collective Trauma
Kristin Dempsey, EdD, LPCC, LMFT | Click here for information about Kristin Dempsey
Ali Hall, JD | Click here for information about Ali Hall

In this one-of-kind bonus module, you'll learn skills to empower your clients to advocate for themselves and their communities, and keep clients motivated to make positive changes in their lives (especially in the face of social inequities).

Bonus eBook: Motivational Interviewing for Mental Health Clinicians: A Toolkit for Skills Enhancement
Jennifer Frey, PhD | Click here for information about Jennifer Frey
Ali Hall, JD | Click here for information about Ali Hall

Learn a variety of tools and strategies designed to help you apply the spirit of MI so you can more effectively evoke people's own interests, experiences, and good ideas for change. You'll learn:
  • How to use MI to support clients experiencing a variety of mental health issues
  • Activities to help you more deeply explore the fundamental concepts, spirit, and tools of MI
  • MI skills in practice through sample conversation scripts
  • Exercises to assess your progress and gain confidence in your skills

Trauma-Focused Addiction Certification & Motivational Interviewing Training

$1,044.93 Value — Amazing Savings!
Earn up to 24.25 CE Hours included in the course tuition.
Click here for CE credit details | Click here for course objectives and outline

Frequently Asked Questions

When you learn MI techniques, you're gaining a skillset that you can apply to diverse client presentations in a variety of settings — outpatient clinics, residential care, time-limited treatment settings, and throughout the course of treatment with clients. Broaden your case load, gain specialized skills that enhance client's commitment to change, and strengthen their accountability.

Motivational Interviewing is one of the most time-tested treatment interventions. One simple course, hundreds of skills to treat thousands of clients for years to come!

Your Certified Addictions-Informed Mental Health Professional (CAIMHP) certification demonstrates elevated competency in that you have met clear and established guidelines of training and experience. Some mental health providers take pride in developing a specialty in particular approaches, and obtaining a certification is one way to emphasize and give credibility to those efforts.

PLUS, certification may help to distinguish themselves in the marketplace. Don't take our word for it. Here's what your colleagues have said:
"...Certification has really boosted my clientele. Now, I have a full practice with an extensive waiting list because of it."
— Jack H.

"I love the certifications I have from Evergreen Certifications! I feel that it has helped me narrow my focus and be targeted in my training rather than choosing from the several trainings out there in various subjects. Now, I go to Evergreen Certifications to find out what may be helpful to add to my skillset, look at the recommended trainings and go from there!"
— Mary E.

"Evergreen certifications has helped me gain knowledge that enhances my work with clients and other professionals. A priceless investment!"
— Crecenra F.

CAIMHP Certification in just three easy steps...
  • Step 1: Watch the online course and complete all requirements.
  • Step 2: Complete the CE tests and instantly print your certificates of completion.
  • Step 3: Submit your certification questionnaire, certificates of completion, application form, and professional license to Evergreen Certifications and we'll cover the cost of your certification for 1 year!

  • Click here for full Certification requirements

Yes! Your satisfaction is guaranteed, so you can register for this training without risk. We're so confident that you'll learn from this course, but if you're not satisfied, call us at 800-844-8260.

We encourage you to take the time to explore the online video training, role-plays, insightful commentary, interventions, and examples — you will have compelling new clinical strategies that you can immediately start applying in your practice!

Immediately! You can start your training as soon as you register. You will have on-demand and unlimited access to all the materials.
Trauma-Focused Addiction Certification
Key Strategies to Motivate Clients Toward Change & Stability

$1,044.93 Value
Just $299.99 Today!
Earn up to 24.25 CE Hours included in the course tuition.
Click here for CE credit details | Click here for course objectives and outline
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