Atlanta, GA USA Introductory/Intermediate Ethical Considerations

Motivational Interviewing and Ethical Considerations
**NEW Continuing Education approvals!

Angela R. Bethea-Walsh, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist
Member, Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers

This one-day workshop is designed for individuals who have had minimal to moderate exposure to Motivational Interviewing (MI), and who are interested in learning more about effective MI practice and the ethics of MI use.

Dr. Bethea-Walsh proposes to present the underlying “Spirit” and principles of MI. Participants will be guided through exercises including live demonstration, video demonstration, and practice in small group exercises. These exercises are designed to help participants have “a taste” of MI interventions in contrast to more confrontational helping styles. Participants will practice methods to decrease ambivalent individuals’ arguments against change and to increase intrinsic motivation to change.

Three hours of workshop time will be devoted to ethical issues in MI practice. Dr. Bethea-Walsh will discuss when using MI is indicated, counseling with neutrality, the 4 broad ethical values (autonomy, maleficence, beneficence, and justice), and how these have implications for MI practice in specific clinical situations (i.e., mandated treatment programs, crisis assessment/hospitalization, working with offenders).

Dr. Bethea-Walsh will also discuss other ethical standards (i.e., use of MI when assessing clients’ suicidal ideation) and discuss when it is not appropriate to use MI (i.e., when the helper has a personal investment in the outcome). Reference will be given to different ethics codes and supervision guidelines (i.e., Social Workers, Licensed Professional Counselors, Psychologists, Marriage and Family Therapists, etc.). The training will include case studies to explore how MI might be used in an ethical manner to support the individual to change in alignment with his/her own values and goals. 

This workshop is located just outside Atlanta, Georgia.


The Link Counseling Center (The House Next Door)
348 Mount Vernon Highway NE
Sandy Springs, Georgia 30328
**Just outside Atlanta
**Free Parking!
​**Lunch will not be provided.

Registration Includes:

  • Resource handouts and materials
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Tea and coffee breaks
  • Morning and afternoon snacks
    **Lunch will not be provided.

Continuing Education:

**6.0 Core and 3.0 Ethics hours of continuing education:

  • Approved by the Licensed Professional Counselors Association of Georgia, LPCA (Related hours for LCSWs and LMFTs)

**6.0 Ethics hours of continuing education:

  • Georgia Psychological Association-Approval

Refund Policy:

If you cancel prior to March 30, 2018, you will receive a refund of money minus a $50.00 processing fee. Non-refundable thereafter.

For more information, contact:

Angela Bethea-Walsh, Ph.D. (404) 654-3614 or

The Link Counseling Center (The House Next Door) 348 Mount Vernon Highway NE Sandy Springs, Georgia 30328
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13 Apr 2018 - 8:00am to 4:00pm
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