Introductory Online Mental Health Professionals R. Kennedy

Introductory Online for MHPs (with Ryan Kennedy)
Online and Live-Streaming; Introductory (USA; Mountain Time)
Noeticus Center for Professional Development™ (NCPD)
Motivational Interviewing I for Mental Health Professionals:
Guiding Therapeutic Change with a Client-Centered Approach to Transforming Ambivalence
“Digging for Treasure – Together”
Training Description:
Motivational Interviewing (MI) is an evidence-based practice originally developed for the treatment of substance use disorders, but has been found to support many other types of behavioral change as well. MI focuses on exploring and resolving therapeutic ambivalence by engaging motivational processes within the client that facilitate change. By looking at the change process that clients are embarking upon as one that has both positive and negative attributes, the MI approach has the tendency to dispel power struggles between therapist and client and dissolve notions such as "resistance" and "non-compliance." Because only about 10-15% of the people wanting to make a change are actually at a place where they are ready, willing, and able to make those changes, it is crucial for mental health professionals to have an understanding of what the change process looks like, how to assess clients for their stage of change, and determine the therapeutic skills and interventions that are most effective at each stage of change. Motivational Interviewing provides just such a framework and therefore significantly increases the chances of making a positive impact on the other 85-90% of individuals who are involved in the change process. NOTE: This training is not BHA-approved and cannot be taken to meet CAC/LAC requirements. Look under our NACCTP course list for that MI class. It can be taken independently and also as part of the Noeticus Evidence-Based Approaches - Practice Endorsement™ (NEBA-PE) and/or the more comprehensive Noeticus Counselor Training and Practice - Certification Program™ (NCTP-CP).
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Training Instructor:
Ryan Kennedy, PsyD, LP, LAC, LMFT, LPC, RN, ACS, is the Training Director for the Noeticus Center for Professional Development™ (NCPD) and an approved Colorado Behavioral Health Administration (BHA) Addiction Counselor Trainer. Additionally, Dr. Kennedy is a Licensed Psychologist (LP), Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Registered Nurse (RN), Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS), and MINT Certified MI Trainer. He has been a psychotherapist since 1993 and a counselor educator and clinical supervisor since 1996, serving as core faculty at Naropa University in the Graduate School of Counseling and Psychology and as adjunct faculty at Front Range Community College, Prescott College, Regis University, University of Colorado Denver, and Walden University. Dr. Kennedy's clinical training is in the areas of trauma and dissociative disorders, chronic and persistent mental illness, psychiatric nursing and psychopharmacology, addictions and recovery, domestic/family violence, and living with life-threatening illnesses.
Training Text:
Participants may find it helpful to read this book by the founders and developers of MI, William R. Miller, PhD, and Stephen Rollnick, PhD, available HERE
Training Information:
  • Date: November 4 and 5, 2024 (M/T)
  • Time: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm All Days (USA; Mountain Time)
  • Where: Zoom Live-Streaming Platform
  • Cost: $300 General Registration
  • Discounts: 10% Group; 15% Military; 20% Student; 25% BBIPOC/LGBTQIA+/Social Justice
  • Contact Hours: 15.0 NAADAC/NBCC Approved Contact Hours
  • Size: Space Limited; Please Register Early
  • Pre-Registration: Required for Attendance
More Information:
  • Program: Noeticus Center for Professional Development™ (NACCTP)
  • Contact: Ryan Kennedy, PsyD; Training/Education Program Director
  • Website:
  • Call: 303-399-9988 x 510
Cancellation and Refund Policy:
We hope you will be able to attend your training after you register, but we also understand that life can present many complications and challenges that are sometimes unavoidable. If you register for a training and discover later that you will be unable to attend, please take a look at our Cancellation and Refund Policy to see what your options are, then let us know what you'd like to do. Here is a link to the policy:
Approved Continuing or Professional Education Provider Information:
Noeticus Counseling Center and Training Institute® has been approved by NAADAC as an Approved Education Provider, AEP, #151584 and NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP #6704. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Noeticus Counseling Center and Training Institute® is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. All Noeticus Addiction Counselor Clinical Training Program™ (NACCTP™) classes have been approved by the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) for workforce development grants. All trainers affiliated with the NACCTP have been approved by the Behavioral Health Administration (BHA) to provide such training.
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4 Nov 2024 - 9:00am to 5 Nov 2024 - 6:00pm
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