Thursday, December 14th, 9:30 am – 1:30 pm
In this four-hour in-person training, participants will build their Motivational Interviewing skills and knowledge by focusing on understanding MI’s 5 clinical principles and strategies (reflective listening, open questions, affirmations, summarizing, and eliciting self-motivational statements). This session will also include roadblocks to reflective listening, the use of additional readiness tools, such as assessing importance and confidence, the two phases of MI, such as building motivation and strengthening client’s commitment to change, and handling resistance. This workshop will give participants the space to exercise their Motivational interviewing skills through discussion, scenarios and role plays.
PREREQUISTE: Prior to attending this training, participants should have participated in at least one Motivational Interviewing workshop or class or have comparable experience.
By the end of this training, participants will be able to:
- Explain the 5 Motivational Interviewing clinical principles and learn the 5 Motivational Interviewing strategies.
- Learn and practice what not to do, including roadblocks to reflective listening.
- Practice using MI strategies to elicit and reinforce change talk surrounding harm reduction, infectious disease prevention, and managing substance use, among other range of behaviors impacting health and wellness.
- Enhance knowledge of motivational techniques and readiness for change by learning and using other tools, such as the assessment of importance and confidence about particular changes.
This training will be held in person at 25 Van Ness Ave. Suite 330 A, San Francisco, CA 94102
Continuing education units (CEUs) are available thanks to the Center for Learning and Innovation (CLI) for the following disciplines:
- Registered Nurses (RN)
- Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSW)
- Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFT)
- Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors (LPCC)
- Licensed Educational Psychologists (LEP)
You can receive two (2) CEUs total at no cost.
In order to receive your CEUs, you must complete the following:
- Sign in and sign out of the training using the chat in Zoom (especially if you are sharing an account with a coworker)
- Complete the evaluation AND the 5-question post-test available on the course page
- You will receive a completion certificate at the end of the training only if you complete the evaluation
- CEUs will be emailed to you within 1 month.
Attending one of these trainings fulfills the annual harm reduction training contract requirement, which is part of the SFDPH Declaration of Compliance for SFDPH systems of care and funded agencies that provide direct service to clients.
The San Francisco Department of Public Health is committed to leading with race and prioritizing Intersectionality, including sex, gender, sexual orientation, age, class, nationality, language, and ability. SFDPH strives to move forward on the continuum of becoming an anti-racist institution through dismantling racism, building, building solidarity among racial groups, and working towards becoming a Trauma-Informed/Trauma Healing Organization in partnership with staff, clients, communities, and our contractors. When attending, SFDP trainings, events, and/or meetings, we uphold expectations and standards of rules of engagement for our employees and contractors. We expect that all participants operate in professional integrity and adhere to the DPH Employee Code of Conduct or their employee conduct. Participants will be accountable for upholding any group agreements provided by the trainer or host and uphold principles of transparency, confidentiality and respect. We support respectful participation across intersecting identities and experiences including race, ethnicity, sex, gender, sexual orientation, age, class, nationality, religion, language, physical and mental ability, and political ideology. While we strive to make an space of inclusivity, belonging, and hub for various perspective, we do not tolerate any inappropriate behavior or comments rooted in anti-blackness, homophobia, transphobia, xenophobia, sexism, or any comments or behavior that is discriminatory, disruptive, or divisive. If participants cannot abide by these expectations, they will be removed from the training or event and will not be allowed to attend any additional DPH trainings, event, and/or meetings. Trainers have been informed to notify DPH of any misconduct and a DPH representative will follow up with that employee’s supervisor or participant’s agency regarding the misconduct.