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A Trauma-Informed Approach to Motivational Interviewing Certificate Program



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Description

A Trauma-Informed Approach to Motivational Interviewing Certificate Program

Required courses:

A Motivational Interviewing Approach to Client Behavior Change

Beyond the Basics: A Trauma-Informed Approach to Motivational Interviewing (Intermediate Level)

Description: Begin with 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.Continue your journey and go beyond the basics of motivational interviewing to explore a trauma-informed approach to motivational interviewing that will prepare you to work with some of your most challenging and trauma-exposed clients in taking action steps towards their goals. Advanced skills will be taught through a trauma lens that can be implemented during all phases of treatment and will highlighting response to conflict and the experiences of marginalized populations.

This certificate program is comprised of the following two courses:

  • A Motivational Interviewing Approach to Client Behavior Change
  • Beyond the Basics: A Trauma-Informed Approach to Motivational Interviewing (Intermediate Level)

Goals of the certificate program:

  • Describe Motivational Interviewing theories and concepts
  • Apply Motivational Interviewing techniques to your practice
  • Practice moving through the stages of a Motivational Interviewing conversation
  • Practice giving advice in a trauma-informed Motivational-Interviewing consistent style

Research:  Select current research on MI can be found at US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health

Target Audience: social workers, mental health practitioners, creative arts therapists, marriage and facility therapists, psychologists, addiction professionals, case managers, 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.


CEUs/Contact Hours


UB Online Trauma-Informed Clinical Foundation Certificate- elective course

12.5  Hours


UB Trauma-Informed Care & Counseling Certificate- elective course

12.5  Hours


UB Trauma-Informed Care & Counseling Certificate- skill intervention course

12.5  Hours


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 Multi-Day Program contact hours: 25


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 Multi-Day Program contact hours: 25


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 Multi-Day Program contact hours: 25


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 Multi-Day Program contact hours: 25


UBSW - NYS OASAS

NYS OASAS Provider #0045: 25 hours for MI Client Behavior Change: 12.5 hours approved for CPP Initial, Section 4; CASAC, CPP & CPS Renewal; MI Intermediate: 12.5 hours approved for CPP & CPS Initial Hours, Section 1 and CASAC, CPP & CPS Renewal.


UBSW - NYS PSY 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 Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0062. Continuing education Multi-Day Program contact hours: 25



Trainer

Todd Sage, PhD, LMSW, MAC, CASAC II, MINT's Profile

Todd Sage, PhD, LMSW, MAC, CASAC II, MINT Related seminars and products: 3


Todd Sage, PhD, LMSW, MAC, CASAC II, MINT, is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the UB School of Social Work. He is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) and is collecting dissertation data on the effective training of Motivational Interviewing for Child Welfare settings. He currently teaches the three-credit Motivational Interviewing course in our MSW program and also serves as a trainer in the region. Todd encourages the use of Motivational Interviewing at the Lighthouse Free Clinic where he serves as a proctor for MSW students who are gaining practice experience.


Melanie Sage, PhD, MSW, LICSW's Profile

Melanie Sage, PhD, MSW, LICSW Related seminars and products: 3


Melanie Sage, PhD, MSW, LICSW, is an Assistant Professor at the UB School of Social Work.  Her research and scholarship areas include the use of technology in social work education and practice and the intersections of technology use and child welfare practice. Melanie taught Motivational Interviewing to Social Work students for six years, and built Motivational Interviewing into the foundational social work curriculum at her last appointment as BSW program director at University of North Dakota. She co-trains with Todd on Motivational Interviewing for various community agencies and education programs in the region.


Equipment Requirements

Required Hardware
- A computer (desktop/laptop) or mobile device (smartphone/tablet).
- Speakers/headphones/earbuds OR access to a phone to call in to the Zoom room.


Strongly Encouraged Hardware
- Webcam or mobile device with a camera for interacting in course activities.


Internet Connection
- A stable Internet connection of 56K or greater is required. (However, please note that a 56K connection may degrade the quality of your experience.)

Any questions about these requirements or other technical questions can be directed to sw-ce@buffalo.edu.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Live Trainings (in-person and online) – 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.

Live Training (in-person, online and hybrid) – 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.

Self-Study 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: Check refunds may take up to 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.

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