Learn by doing! Practice MI skills and add them to your clinical toolbox
Improve treatment outcomes by inspiring client’s own motivation to change
Combine MI with other treatment modalities
Apply MI skills in any situation requiring change!
Participate in this intensive 2-day interactive conference and get the latest Motivational Interviewing (MI) techniques by MI founders Drs. Bill Miller and Stephen Rollnick. Join experienced MI trainer, William Matulich, Ph.D., member of the International Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) and learn how to integrate MI skills into your practice.
MI is proven to be effective for common clinical problems such as addiction, anxiety, depression, dual diagnosis (substance abuse), externalizing problems in adults, disruptive behavior disorders in youth, unhealthy lifestyle choices and other self-defeating behaviors.
MI provides a structure that gives responsibility back to the client for change, relieving you of that assumed “burden.” Once your clients make a commitment for change, you will be more successful in providing support and improving treatment outcomes.
During this conference, you will learn the critical skills and processes that make MI more accessible and useful in your everyday clinical practice.
Come ready to engage in this highly interactive experience. Dr. Matulich will use demonstrations, case examples, role-plays and more to teach you the essential MI skills that your clinical practice is missing to help your clients change.
Summarize the history of Motivational Interviewing (MI).
Describe the evidence base for the use of MI for behavioral change.
Explain the “Spirit” of MI.
Discuss what motivates people to change.
Identify and practice how to assess client motivation.
Practice specific techniques to increase client motivation.
Describe the 6 stages of change.
Utilize the 4 core skills of MI in conversation.
Employ several techniques to generate “change talk” and soften “sustain talk.”
Utilize strategies to explore and resolve ambivalence to change.
Demonstrate the ability to recognize and reinforce “change talk.”
Employ several techniques to reduce the likelihood of client resistance and discord.
Describe how MI can be integrated into current forms of treatment.
WILLIAM J MATULICH, PH.D.
William Matulich, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist in San Diego, California. He has over 20 years’ experience as a teacher, researcher and clinician working with clients in a variety of settings including mental health clinics, hospitals, private practice and homeless shelters. Dr. Matulich worked for the United States Navy, the Veterans Administration, prison systems, and lectured at several universities. He is a member of the international Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) and has taught Motivational Interviewing workshops and classes to teachers, counselors, case managers, correctional staff, psychologists, interns, substance abuse counselors, nurses and other professionals. Dr Matulich received his B.A degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara; M.A degree from California State University, San Diego; and his Ph.D. from California School of Professional Psychology, San Diego.