Rutgers, NJ USA Introductory/Intermediate

One-Day Workshop with Michelle Drapkin

We have at our disposal an array of evidence-based practices (EBPs) for a variety of disorders (e.g., depression, PTSD, OCD, etc.). However, there is a significant proportion of clients who have difficulties engaging in those EBPs. A motivational interviewing approach (MI) may help resolve ambivalence related to EBP engagement. MI is defined as “a collaborative conversation style for strengthening a person’s own motivation and commitment to change” (Miller & Rollnick, 2012). Integrating and overlaying this MI style onto an EBP can help overcome engagement challenges (e.g., homework completion) and continue to move individuals in the direction of change. There is also value in using MI as a prelude to an EBP to shore up motivation and to facilitate engagement in the EBP. The purpose of this workshop will be to describe MI and introduce participants to some of the basic skills. In addition, we will discuss applications of MI in other disorders commonly comorbid with substance use disorders.
Learning Objectives:
●    Identify treatment components associated with Motivational Interviewing (MI)
●    Describe how MI might benefit clients with other comorbid disorders
●    Review the current and past investigations of incorporating MI into other EBPs
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5 May 2018 - 9:00am
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