In this workshop, we will review the spirit and principles of MI as well practice relevant skills such as utilizing Open Ended Questions, Affirmations, Reflection and Summaries (OARS) as part of a session. Assessment skills such as the decisional balance and motivation scales will also we discussed.
Participants will work in dyads and practice OARS with one another. We will, as a group, have time for questions and concerns one might have when adding these new skills to their practice.
Continuing Education Information
This workshop is sponsored by Gaylesta: The Psychotherapist Association for Gender and Sexual Diversity. These CE units may also be credited to other licensed mental health professionals, such as LCSWs, LPCCs, and LMFTs. CE credit will only be awarded for full attendance.
Claudia Figallo, MPH, CATC, has been providing Harm Reduction counseling to individuals with co-occurring disorders, the LGBTQ community and young people for over 15 years. She currently works at the Alliance Health Project running a Community Mental Health Training, and provides training and consultation to various agencies around the Bay Area. She uses principles of Motivational Interviewing, Creative Arts and Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention in her work.
There are no potential conflicts of interest for the instructors in providing this seminar on behalf of Gaylesta.