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Advanced Motivational Interviewing Experiential Training Workshop

Target Audience:

This workshop is appropriate for helping professionals who are in the role of counseling clients/patients to make and sustain healthy behavior changes: physicians, nurses, health educators, care managers, dieticians, social workers, counselors, psychologists, life coaches, clergy, administrators, peer counselors, probation/corrections officers, personal trainers, etc. It is only appropriate for those who have had an introductory and/or intermediate MI training that was experiential and are using Motivational Interviewing in their professional role.

Objectives: Participants who complete this training will be able to:

  • Learn and Practice the OARS;

  • Learn and Practice Eliciting change talk, via MI strategies (OARS; Evoking);

  • Learn and practice responding to change vs. sustain talk using MI strategies in order to;

  • Build confidence in ability to see someone through behavior change process with others

    via the four processes of MI;

  • Be able to give feedback in an MI adherent way;

  • Create a personalized plan for continuing to implement MI in daily work/life;

    Trainer Biography:

Larisa Traga is a California-licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), master addiction counselor (MAC), with a co-occurring disorders specialization (CCDS), providing training, consultation and therapy to the Santa Barbara county community. Larisa has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from SUNY, Binghamton and a Master's in Social Work from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She is an EMDRIA (EMDR International Association) approved EMDR Certified therapist and Consultant and a Member of International Network of Trainers for Motivational Interviewing (MINT). Larisa has been an adjunct psychology and human services instructor at Allan Hancock College since 2015. She has also worked countywide with the County of Santa Barbara Behavioral Wellness Department since 2009 with individuals with co-occurring disorders, PTSD, Transitional Age Youth and adults with Severe and Persistent Mental Illness, drug court involved teens and adults and individuals experiencing crisis. Larisa currently has a private practice specializing in culturally sensitive individual psychotherapy for children, adolescents, and adults using an eclectic approach, including EMDR, CBT, MI, and mindfulness techniques. She treats a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, physical/sexual abuse, PTSD, self-esteem issues, workplace harassment, and more. In addition, Larisa conducts training on Evidence Based Practices, such as Motivational Interviewing, NIATx process improvement, MATRIX model, and more currently consultations and technical assistance on use of EMDR, and crisis debriefings using A-tip.

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Great opportunity to advance your skills in implementing MI via real-life demonstrations, video-tape examples, “real-plays”, case studies, small group exercises, and participant practice with feedback.
26 Jun 2020 - 9:00am to 27 Jun 2020 - 9:00am
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