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The ASAM Virtual Motivational Interviewing Workshop

Friday, September 23, 2022
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.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this educational activity, participants should be able to:
  1. Apply the spirit of MI to clinical practice. 
  2. Organize clinical communications attending to the four foundational processes of MI (engaging, focusing, evoking, and planning). 
  3. Compare and contrast MI congruent interactions with MI dissonant interactions.
  4. Recognize, repond, and evoke change talk and understand sustain talk. 
  5. Apply the basic MI skills of open-ended questions, affirmations, reflective listening, and summaries to selectively reinforce change talk.
  6. Identify further training opportunities for practicing the skills of MI.

Course Topics

  • Welcome and Workshop Introduction
  • Capturing the Spirit: An Introduction to MI
  • Building the Foundation: The Four Processes
  • It's all about Change Talk 
  • Applying Skills: Using OARS, Informing and Advising
  • It's Your Journey: Learning MI, Overcoming Barriers, and Creating a Practice Implementation Plan

Program Planning Committee

Carla B. Marienfeld, MD, DFAPA, FASAM, Vice Chair
Brian Hurley, MD, MBA, DFASAM, Chair
Jeffrey DeVido, MD, MTS
Caridad Ponce-Martinez, MD

Credits & Maintenance of Certification

ACCME Accreditation Statement
The American Society of Addiction Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement
The American Society of Addiction Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)
This activity is approved for 6.5 contact hour(s) of continuing education (which includes 0 hour(s) of pharmacology) by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners®. Activity ID# 22025346. This activity was planned in accordance with AANP Accreditation Standards and Policies.

NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals
This activity has been approved by the American Society of Addiction Medicine, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #295, ASAM is responsible for all aspects of the programming.

California Association for Drug/Alcohol Educators (CAADE)
This educational program is approved by CAADE: #CP40 999 1222

California Association of DUI Treatment Centers (CADTP)
This educational program is approved by CADTP: #205

California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP)
This educational program is approved by CCAPP: #OS-20-330-1222

Continuing Education Credits (CEUs)
Non-physician participants will receive a certificate of attendance upon completion of the activity and an online evaluation confirming their participation. Participants should submit his/her certificate of attendance to their professional organization/institute.

Maintenance of Certification (MOC) / Continuing Certification Prorgam (CCP)
The ASAM State of the Art Course and 2 pre-courses meets the CME requirements for the following primary boards:
• American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS)
• American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM)
• American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA)
• American Board of Pediatrics (ABP)
• American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM)
• American Board of Surgery (ABS)
• American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN)
• American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM)
• Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC)

Disclosure Information
In accordance with disclosure policies of ASAM and the ACCME, the effort is made to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all CME activities. These policies include mitigating all possible relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies for the Planning Committees and Presenters. All activity Planning Committee members and Faculty have disclosed relevant financial relationship information. The ASAM CME Committee has reviewed these disclosures and determined that the relationships are not inappropriate in the context of their respective presentations and are not inconsistent with the educational goals and integrity of the activity.

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