Helping professionals are continually struggling with effective motivation strategies to help clients bring about positive behavioral change. Motivational Interviewing techniques have been proven to be an effective brief therapy intervention that lessens ambivalence to change and assists the client in developing a workable change plan. This technique began as a tool for addiction counselors but is proving to be equally effective in any situation where a client may be resistant to change. Through the use of this client-centered, directive approach, resistance and denial can be lessened and the climate set for behavioral change to take place.
This one-day seminar is designed to help the participant understand the benefits of Motivational Interviewing, a directive, client-centered style of working with people. Each attendee will gain useful techniques for overcoming ambivalence to change within their clients, including tips for substance abuse problems, eating disorders and medication compliance. Correct and incorrect use of MI will be examined, along with indications and contraindications. Participants will receive a mix of lecture, video session processing and group participation. The video case scenarios will be used to help the participant see the techniques in action and process their use. Attendees will leave with a fresh, new approach for working with resistant patients and will be energized to help their patients become motivated to return to a healthy lifestyle.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
- Examine how to use this therapeutic technique to overcome substance abuse, eating disorders, medication compliance, dual diagnosis and more
- Learn to overcome denial and resistance in clients while eliciting behavioral change
- Develop skills for avoiding the "traps" that hinder the helping professional from being an effective behavioral change agent
- Gain an understanding of the techniques and strategies of Motivational Interviewing
- Use video case studies to observe and process the techniques and strategies of Motivational Interviewing
- Examine Motivational Interviewing strategies and techniques
- Determine how to overcome the
client's resistance to change and enhance the client's intrinsic motivation
- Examine how to use MI to overcome substance abuse, eating disorders, medication compliance, dual diagnosis and more
- Identify and overcome the "traps" that hinder effectiveness
- Compare MI to other types of brief therapy models
- Outline effective opening strategies that prepare the client for change
- Discuss the proper use of reflective listening
- Apply techniques to elicit self-motivational statements from your client
- Assess the effective use of feedback in eliciting positive behavioral change
- Discover how to apply MI in the health care setting
- Examine video case studies and observe the techniques of MI in action
- Recognize correct and incorrect use of the MI techniques
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
MICHAEL WILES, M.Ed., LPC, Psychometrist, has spent the past 25 years working with children and families. As a Licensed Professional
Counselor, teacher, public school counselor and psychometrist, Mr. Wiles has focused his career on the difficult student and family. His start in education was in the alternative classroom where he worked with students and families that brought many challenges into the classroom. He is co-author of Purple Gorilla in the Classroom, which deals with issues related to classroom management and student performance. He co-founded Healing the Past Counseling Center in 1995 which started one of the first domestic violence offenders programs in the state of Oklahoma. His center works with domestic violence, violent offenders, substance abuse, attention deficit disorder and other learning disorders. As part of this role he has helped bring the family, teacher and when needed, medical professional, together to develop effective plans for improving student behavior and academic performance. Part of his work with physicians involved testing for attention deficit disorder and assisting with the titration and monitoring of medication. As a trained behavioral coach he is effective in helping the client, family and medical professional develop plans for effective change. Mr. Wiles has presented on behavioral issues for the Office of the Attorney General of Oklahoma, Oklahoma Domestic Violence, Kaw Nation, Oklahoma Department of Vocational Technical Education, Rocky Mountain District Council of the AG, and Pearson Digital Learning. He has a passion for keeping abreast of current brain research and combining this information with humor to help you laugh your way to achieving the results you want in your classroom, counseling office, home or wherever you work with people.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
Participant comments from some of Mr. Wiles´ recent seminars:
"Michael is very knowledgeable and thorough! He made the information interesting and added useful anecdotes."
"A very informative workshop, interesting and well presented."
"Very informative, showed many ways to deal with different kinds of people."
"Good visual aids and handouts"
"Interesting, fun and useful information."
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
- Licensed Professional Counselors
- Marriage and Family Therapists
- Licensed Clinical Social Workers
- Licensed Mental Health Professionals
- Substance and Alcohol Abuse Counselors
- Case Managers
- Criminal Justice Personnel
- Psychiatric Nurses
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SEMINAR CLASS TIME:
Seminar Check-in: 7:30 Seminar Class 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM