Motivational Interviewing: Guiding the Behavioral Change Process

  • 8/19/2022 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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    Motivational interviewing (MI) is a form of collaborative conversation designed to help strengthen a person's own motivation and commitment to change. The aims of motivational interviewing are to guide the person toward resolution of their ambivalence about the target behavior change, thus increasing motivation for behavior change and strengthening the commitment to that change. MI provides a framework in which to understand the ambivalence that frequently interferes with behavior change, and provides the busy practitioner with evidence-based methods for addressing this frequently misunderstood barrier to patient compliance/engagement.   MI is designated as an evidence-based practice, and is well-studied in both the behavioral and physical health fields.  MI is effective in short-term settings and in brief sessions.

    This highly interactive workshop will provide an introduction and solid foundation in the basic principles and processes of MI, and it’s use as a brief intervention.  Through the use of video clips, case studies, large and small group activities and PowerPoint lecture, you will come away with a refreshed view of client engagement, specifics ways to collaborate effectively with your clients, and a transformed view of the “program resistant” client.

    Presenter: Kriss Haren, MS, LPCC-S, MINT Member | Collaborative Communication Consulting & Training Services

    Kriss is licensed in the State of Ohio as a supervising professional clinical counselor and has more than 30 years of experience.  Kriss was first trained in Motivational Interviewing (MI) in 2009.  Since then, she has completed advanced training in the clinical application of MI, supervision of MI in clinical settings, and the very competitive “Training of New Trainers” in 2012 to become a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT).  Since beginning her MI training journey, Kriss has trained over 4,000 professionals from numerous fields, including behavioral health, medical and allied health services, education, and dietetics. 

    In 2013, Kriss created Collaborative Communication Consulting & Training Services, LLC, in order to continue the work of improving patient engagement, patient-provider communication, and inter-professional communication through MI training and specialized consultation services.  She currently works with clients from several states as well as in Canada.  Kriss is also a Registered Health Coach at the Expert level with HealthSciences Institute of St. Petersburg, Florida.