About the event
Motivational Interviewing (MI) is an evidence-based conversational strategy for promoting behavior change. This workshop will provide an introduction to the principles and strategies of the MI style, including the clinical method and its theoretical and research base. Through presentation, demonstration and practice, attendees will learn how to use MI techniques to draw out a client’s own desires, ability, reasons and need for change.
Meet the speaker
Dr. Scott Walters
Dr. Walters’ research looks at ways to use motivational interviewing and technology as behavioral health interventions. Current projects involve testing in-person and web-based interventions for increasing probation compliance, technology-assisted health coaching for people in permanent supportive housing, and a screening and intervention program to reduce interpersonal violence. His publications include 80 peer-reviewed journal articles and five books, including most recently, Treating Substance Abuse: Theory and Technique (3rd Ed). He is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT), and recently completed a four-year term on the NIAAA Epidemiology, Prevention and Treatment review subcommittee.
Please note: Lunch will not be provided, but time will be given to dine out or you can bring your own meal.