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Motivational Interviewing: Evidence-Based Skills to Effectively Treat Your Clients | Seminar on DVD
O'Leary, Mary, Ph.D.
PESI, Inc. / Seminar on DVD / 2013-04-01 / X45470
Motivational Interviewing
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Multi-disc DVD recording (5 hours) with electronic manual and instructions.


The “NEW” Motivational Interviewing! - Don’t miss the changes released by MI founders, Miller and Rollnick!
Apply Motivational Interviewing to real-world clinical issues
MI skills to quickly improve your client treatment outcomes

Complete this seminar recording and get the latest, updated Motivational Interviewing (MI) techniques as newly released by MI founders Drs. Miller and Rollnick. Join experienced MI trainer, Mary O’Leary, PhD, member of the international Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) and learn how to integrate MI skills into your practice – newly adapted for common clinical problems beyond addiction treatment.

Take away the four processes approach to MI that now make the skills more accessible and useful in your everyday clinical practice. This seminar recording shows you how MI can be used to enhance engagement in treatments other than MI. Learn evidence-based skills to adapt and integrate MI with other treatments such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, Interpersonal and Social Rhythms Therapy, and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction. This seminar also addresses the time-crunch dilemma of many clinicians, and teaches specific ways to use MI for more brief counseling sessions.

Identify the relational and technical components that make MI work.
Explain how the 4 processes and OARS skills of MI help change happen.
Explore ways to elicit and respond effectively to change talk.
Discuss specific ways to help your clients resolve ambivalence and talk themselves into change.
Develop strategies for working effectively with clients who seem “resistant” to change.
Summarize how to effectively use MI with specific disorders.

Motivational Interviewing (MI)
Conversations about change
Resolve ambivalence about change
The relational and technical components that make MI work

The 4 Processes of MI

1. Engaging: The Relational Foundation
MI Spirit: PACE
Learning to listen reflectively – the backbone of MI
Core MI skills: OARS
Clarifying values and goals

2. Focusing: The Strategic Direction
Finding a focus
Matching your agenda to the client’s concerns
Exchanging information

3. Evoking: Preparation for Change
Importance of change talk - a key ingredient of MI
Listening for and responding to change talk
Listening for specific kinds of change talk:
DARN (preparatory change talk)
CATS (mobilizing change talk)
Elicit more and elaborate on change talk - so that people “talk themselves into change”
Responding to “resistance” in clients - redefined in MI-3 as sustain talk plus discord in the therapeutic relationship
Developing discrepancy
Evoking hope and confidence

4. Planning: The Bridge to Change
How and when to plan
Calling on the CATS
Summarizing and then asking a key question

Putting it All Together
Test your skills by coding a video of MI in action

MI and Clinical Problems

MI + Mood Disorders (Depression and Anxiety)
Enhance engagement
Problem-solving practical, psychological, and cultural barriers to treatment
Potentiate Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Interpersonal Therapy (IPT) and other treatment interventions
Suicidal clients

Substance Abuse and Co-Occurring Bipolar Spectrum Disorders (Dual Diagnosis)
Substance abuse treatment
Treatment of dual diagnosis, especially with co-occurring Bipolar Spectrum Disorders
Enhance adherence to medication management
An adjunct to CBT, Interpersonal and Social Rhythms Therapy (IPSRT), and Family-Focused Therapy for Bipolar Spectrum Disorders

MI + Psychological Aspects of Pain Management
Engage in treatment: Helping people understand chronic pain
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

MI + Primary Care (Brief Interventions)
Streamline the 4 MI Processes for effective 15-minute interventions

About the Speaker:

Mary O'Leary, Ph.D., is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in private practice and a member of the adjunct faculty at Antioch University in Seattle, WA. She has lead trainings in Motivational Interviewing for the University of Washington Training Xhange, the Behavioral Medicine Research Group and the Indigenous Wellness Research Group at the University of Washington School of Social Work.

Dr. O'Leary did her initial training in motivational interviewing during her doctoral dissertation with Dr. William R. Miller. Dr. Miller's seminal work created the field of MI. She is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT).

Mary is a seasoned MI trainer and is highly sought after for her engaging and state-of-the-art presentations.

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Continuing Education Information:

For U.S. and Canadian customers, a CE test is available for $9.99 USD per participant. International CE rates may vary; please contact PESI, Inc. Customer Service at 1-800-844-8260 for more details.

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