Do you have clients who:
• Can’t seem to get started on making positive changes in their lives or begin but get bogged down?
• Can’t quite find their direction or stop focusing on how others are to blame for their situation?
• Resist nearly everything offered in support of helping them make their lives better?
All of these are common challenges across a range of settings, populations and clinical concerns.
Motivational interviewing has emerged over the past two decades as a leading approach for addressing a core clinical concern - motivation.
Incorporating the latest Motivational Interviewing developments, this workshop focuses on the key elements that can transform your practice to escape struggling with clients and make real change in people’s lives.
• Learn how the MI process works and its application in different clinical situations
• Discover why friends and family often contribute to motivational challenges that clients experience
• Identify and avoid some traps that well-meaning helpers can fall into
• Recognize how to thread the needle and help clients find new ways of thinking, feeling and behaving
Join Motivational Interviewing expert, Chris Wagner, Ph.D., for this action-packed day and learn how to effectively focus clients’ attention on embracing change and successfully anticipating and surmounting obstacles they face as they pursue it. You will leave this workshop inspired and prepared to help your clients get unstuck and begin creating more fulfilling lives.
About the Speaker:
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 trainer events. 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-term 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 a
Continuing Education Information:
For U.S. and Canadian customers, CE is available for $9.99 USD per participant. International CE rates may vary; please contact PESI Customer Service at 1-800-844-8260 for more details.