Advanced Online A. Shiver & L. Worth

Join us for a virtual Advanced Motivational Interviewing workshop on

May 16, May 23, May 30 and June 6, 2024 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm MDT each day

$160 USD per person

Receive 12 CEs accredited by the American Psychological Association

Motivational Interviewing (MI) has become a gold-standard communication style used in behavioral health, medical and judicial settings, but do people who are trained actually become proficient in MI after a standard two-day class? The answer to this question is a resounding “no”. Although participants in an introductory workshop often report feeling confident in their new MI skills, changes in practice behavior are usually modest at best (Miller & Mount, 2001) and quickly diminish after training if nothing more is done to consolidate them (Miller, et al., 2004; Schwalbe, et al., 2014). This advanced workshop is designed to offer opportunities for continued learning and practice by focusing on skill acquisition and implementation. 

Topics presented in this workshop include:

  • Complex Reflections and Affirmations

  • Cultivating Change Talk

  • Softening Sustain Talk

  • Providing Information and Feedback

  • Introduction to MI Coding

  • Implementation

The Trainers:

Alicia Shiver and Lindsay Worth are members of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers and the co-owners of MITC Training based in Albuquerque, NM, USA. MITC was established in January 2017 and has since trained upwards of 10,000 people in motivational interviewing and other evidenced based practices. Together Lindsay and Alicia have over 35 years of experience in behavioral health, addictions, clinical research, corrections, and education settings.

Alicia Shiver is a licensed addictions and mental health therapist in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA. She is currently acting as the Treasurer of MINT and is a Scientific Research Manager at the University of New Mexico, Center on Alcohol, Substance Use & Addictions (CASAA). Her professional interests include motivational interviewing, public health, harm reduction, neurodiversity, and community-based participatory research.

Lindsay Worth is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and has worked in mental health and addictions research for 23 years. She has had the opportunity to work in a number of settings including prisons, schools, treatments centers, and tele-health environments. She currently spends time coding and coaching in MI using the MITI and MICA and serving as the MI Training Certification Coordinator for MINT.

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16 May 2024 - 9:00am to 6 Jun 2024 - 12:00pm
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