The ASAM Virtual Motivational Interviewing Workshop
Monday, April 19, 2021 10:00 am – 5:30 pm ET
The ASAM Motivational Interviewing Workshop is an engaging and interactive practice-based workshop designed to introduce and expand participants' knowledge and competence utilizing Motivational Interviewing (MI) in addiction treatment settings. MI is a goal-oriented, collaborative counseling style that evokes a person's own motivations for and commitment to change.
Physicians, clinicians, counselors, and all those speaking with patients with addiction often find that one of the main barriers to effective treatment is the patients' perceived lack of motivation to make changes. Without motivation on the patient's part, making or sustaining progress with treatment goals frequently stalls. MI is one technique that treatment clinicians can utilize to help patients make positive changes. Participants of this workshop will be introduced or reintroduced to the key concepts and skills of MI and explore ways to effectively integrate MI into addiction treatment to help promote positive patient outcomes.
Who Should Attend
Clinicians working with patients with addiction who are interested in an introductory workshop that reviews the core skills of Motivational Interviewing (MI) should attend. This workshop is designed for those with little to no prior experience with MI and for those with some prior exposure to MI. Participants of previous MI workshops who would like to continue their practice of fundamental MI skills with similar material are also welcome to attend.
Upon completion of this educational activity, participants should be able to:
Apply the spirit of MI to clinical practice.
Compare and contrast MI congruent interactions with MI dissonant interactions.
Recognize change talk and apply the basic MI skills of open-ended questions, affirmations, reflective listening, and summaries to selectively reinforce change talk.
Identify further training opportunities for practicing the skills of MI.
Welcome and Workshop Introduction
Capturing the Spirit: An Introduction to MI
Building the Foundation: The Four Processes
It's all about Skills: Using OARS, Informing, and Advising
It's all about Change: Recognizing and Reinforcing Change Talk
Overcoming the Barriers: Where We Get Stuck and Ways Out
It's Your Journey: Learning MI, Overcoming Barriers, and Creating a Practice Implementation Plan
The Motivational Interviewing Skill Building Labs are an innovative virtual opportunity that allows you to continue to enhance your clinical skills in Motivational Interviewing through a series of (4) one-hour small group interactive sessions following the ASAM Virtual Motivational Interviewing Workshop.
Practice motivational interviewing skills and techniques with faculty supervision in topic areas that include, but are not limited to, practicing reflective listening, reflections, managing discord, being able to identify when to use motivational Interviewing, and much more to incorporate into your practice setting.
MI Skill Building Lab #1
Monday, April 26, 2021 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
MI Skill Building Lab #2
Monday, May 3, 2021 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
MI Skill Building Lab #3
Monday, May 10, 2021 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
MI Skill Building Lab #4
Monday, May 17, 2021 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
This opportunity is limited to 100 participants only and you must have completed ASAM’s Virtual Motivational Interviewing Workshop. The MI Skill Building Lab is only $49 for members and $69 for non-members. It is highly recommended to attend the series in its entirety.