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A Motivational Interviewing Approach to Client Behavior Change


Credit Available - See Credits - CEUs tab below.

Category:
Motivational Interviewing
Trainer:
Melissa Babiarz
Course Levels:
Beginning and Intermediate
Duration:
12.5
Location:
Buffalo, New York
Available Dates:

Thu, Jul 23, 2020 - 08:45a to Fri, Jul 24, 2020 - 04:30p EDT - Buffalo, New York

Tag: Multi-Day


Description

Thursday, July 23, 2020 from 8:45 am - 4:30 pm

Friday, July 24, 2020 from 8:45 am - 4:30 pm

This course is an introduction to the principles, strategies, and the spirit of the Motivational Interviewing (MI) approach to help clients build commitment and reach a decision to change problematic behaviors. The theoretical basis of MI lies in the construct of “ambivalence” and the conflict between indulgence and restraint that is so prevalent when clients consider behavior change. The difficulty in changing problematic behaviors is an occurrence that extends well beyond “addictive behaviors.” The immobilizing effects of ambivalence can be seen in many practice spheres. In addition, the course will discuss MI’s application to practice with “mandated” and “resistant” clients.
 
Learning Objectives:
  • Apply the principles and key strategies of Motivational Interviewing including: identifying the client’s stage of readiness for change and useful therapist tasks at those stages; enhancing client’s intrinsic desire for change;
  • Recognize the impact of therapist interactional style on the treatment process;
  • Identify the critical components of client motivation including recognizing and influencing the state of ambivalence in the change process;
  • Modify practice skills to reduce client resistance to change and understand conditions that impact client motivation including recognizing and avoiding counseling traps.
Research: Select current research on MI can be found at US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health http://bit.ly/2MJiR0k. 
 
Target Audience: social workers, mental health practitioners, creative arts therapists, marriage and facility therapists, psychologists,  addictions professionals, and other interested individuals 

Customer Service

We are happy to respond to any concerns or questions you may have. Please contact us at by email at sw-ce@buffalo.edu or by phone at 716-829-5841.

ADA Accommodations: If you require any support for your ADA needs in the United States, please contact us by email at least 3 weeks prior to the event by email at sw-ce@buffalo.edu or by phone at 716-829-5841.


Credits - CEUs


UBSW - NYS LCAT CEUs/Contact Hours

University at Buffalo School of Social Work, Office of Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed creative arts therapists #CAT-0003. Continuing education Live In-Person contact hours: 12.5


UBSW - NYS LMFT CEUs/Contact Hours

University at Buffalo School of Social Work, Office of Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists #MFT-0007. Continuing education Live In-Person contact hours: 12.5


UBSW - NYS LMHC CEUs/Contact Hours

University at Buffalo School of Social Work, Office of Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors #MHC-0008. Continuing education Live In-Person contact hours: 12.5


UBSW - NYS LMHC CEUs/Contact Hours

University at Buffalo School of Social Work, Office of Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors #MHC-0008. Continuing education Live In-Person contact hours: 12.5


UBSW - NYS LMSW & LCSW CEUs/Contact Hours

University at Buffalo School of Social Work, Office of Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0001. Continuing education Live In-Person contact hours: 12.5


UBSW - NYS OASAS

NYS OASAS Provider #0045: 12.5 hours for CPP Initial, Section 4; CASAC, CPP & CPS Renewal.



Trainer

Melissa Babiarz's Profile

Melissa Babiarz Related seminars and products:

MA, LMHC, CASAC


Melissa Babiarz, LMHC, CASAC, has experience in addictions and mental health services including serving as the Director of Substance Abuse at Brylin Hospital, Director of the Chemical Dependency Division at Sheehan Health Network, and Supervising Counselor at Mid-Erie Counseling and Treatment Services (now called Endeavor Health Services), Buffalo, New York. Currently, she works part-time in private practice. Melissa is a NYS OASAS approved trainer in Motivational Interviewing, and provides training on MI for various community agencies as well as for the School's continuing education program.


Cancellation and Refund Policy

In-Person Trainings – Half and One Day: Full payment is due by the start of training. Participants may cancel by contacting the Office of Continuing Education by phone or email up to 10 business days prior to a training and receive a refund or a gift card minus a $50 processing fee.

Participants who cancel a half-day training (less than 5 hours) less than 10 business days prior to the training will receive a refund or a gift card minus a $50 processing fee. No gift cards or refunds will be issued within 24 hours of the training. There may be instances where a special workshop has additional cancellation rules and that will be stated in the workshop description.

Participants who cancel a one-day training (5 hours or more) less than 10 business days prior to the training will receive a gift card minus a $50 processing fee or a refund of 50% of their registration fee. No gift cards or refunds will be issued within 24 hours of the training. There may be instances where a special workshop has additional cancellation rules and that will be stated in the workshop description.

In-Person Training – Multi-Day: There is a $50 non-refundable deposit for all multi-day trainings. Full payment is due by the start of training. Participants may cancel by contacting the Office of Continuing Education by phone or email up to 30 calendar days prior to a training and receive a refund or a gift card minus a $50 processing fee and the $50 non-refundable deposit.

Participants who cancel less than 30 calendar days prior to the training will receive a gift card minus a $50 processing fee and the $50 non-refundable deposit or a refund of 50% of their registration fee. No gift cards or refunds will be issued with 5 or less business days’ notice before the start of the training. There may be instances where a special workshop has additional cancellation rules and that will be stated in the workshop description.

Online Training: Participants have up to 72 hours from purchase to contact the Office of Continuing Education by phone or email and request a refund for an online course.

Gift Cards: Gift cards can be used as payment toward future trainings. Gift cards expire one (1) year after being issued.

Substitute Attendance: If a registered participant is unable to attend a training and would like another individual to attend in their place the Office of Continuing Education must be called or emailed at least one full business day before the training. Substitution decisions will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Late Policy: Participants should plan on arriving prior to the start of the training to allow time for sign-in, registration, and training introductions. Participants arriving 20 minutes or more after the scheduled start time or departing 20 minutes or more prior to the scheduled end time will not receive any Continuing Education Credit and/or certificates associated with the training.  

Check Refunds: Any refund requests for a check payment may take up to 2 – 4 weeks to process. 

UB Cancelled Trainings: If the Office of Continuing Education cancels a training, participants will be notified via email and refunds will be paid in full. Please be aware that if the University at Buffalo is closed the training may still be taking place. Please contact the Office of Continuing Education if you have any questions or concerns regarding whether or not a training is still being held. 

Please email sw-ce@buffalo.edu or call 716-829-5841 for cancellations. Thank you.

Location

University at Buffalo, 403 Hayes Hall

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Hayes Hall, Buffalo, New York 14214, United States

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