Using Motivational Interviewing to Reduce Risk with Substance Abuse and Maladaptive Sexual Behaviors
Friday, March 30, 2018 | 9:00am-1:10pm
Positive Impact Health Centers | 523 Church Street | Decatur, GA 30030

Approval for 3.5 CEUs by: Georgia Society for Clinical Social Workers (GSCSW)
Approval for 3.5 CEUs by: The Licensed Professional Counselors Association of Georgia, Inc. (LPCA-GA)

Registration is from 8:30am-9:00am | Registration fee covers all materials, snacks, and parking
PIHC Cancellation Policy: No refunds or cancellations within 48 hours of the event.

Early Registration: Now through March 23  | $59.00 (CEUs included) 
Late Registration:  March 24-29 | $74.00 (CEUs included)
Student Registration: Now through March 29 | $29.00 (CEUs included) You must show your student ID upon entry

This experiential training will offer participants an introduction to Motivational Interviewing processes, and offer therapeutic tools and insight into exploring ways to work with client ambivalence.  Creating an atmosphere of acceptance and compassion will also be addressed when discussing this client-centered model.  Participants will also learn about the enhancements of Motivational Interviewing as suggested in the 3rd edition of William Miller and Stephen Rollnick’s book entitled Motivational Interviewing.  This training will also include several opportunities to observe, practice, and receive feedback on Motivational Interviewing application and skills.

Goals and Objectives:
1. Name four Motivational Interviewing processes
2. Identify four core skills in Motivational Interviewing and the rationale for their use
3. Identify four Motivation Interviewing strategies that change maladaptive sexual behaviors and substance abuse risk behaviors.
4. Identify, define, and utilize Motivational Interviewing techniques of Change Talk and Sustain Talk
5. Learn three strategies to increase Change Talk.

Gwen Davies (Ph.D.) has been the Clinical Director for Positive Impact Health Centers since October 2003 where she oversees clinical services, provides clinical supervision to graduate students and staff, writes grant proposals, and sets clinical policy. Over her ten-year tenure, she has helped more than double the number of clients served and increase the number of services provided by the agency.  She also provides training nationally on Motivational Interviewing, and Mental Health and HIV.  After receiving her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology in 2001, she began a two-year NIMH HIV/AIDS Clinical Research Postdoctoral Fellowship through Emory University School of Medicine-Psychiatry.  During this fellowship Dr. Davies worked at the Grady Hospital Infectious Disease program providing mental health services to patients with HIV/AIDS and conducting applied mental health research.

For questions regarding this training, or questions about registration, please contact Tim McDaniel via email at or via phone at 404.977.5108.

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