A Taste of Motivational Interviewing, MHAH

Overview: This workshop will introduce helping professionals to the spirit and techniques of Motivational Interviewing that can be extremely useful when working with people that are struggling to make a change. This conversation style offers a different approach to guiding clients/patients through the process of change. Objectives: After attending this workshop the participant will be able to

  • Describe the “spirit” and 4 processes of Motivational Interviewing (MI).
  • Demonstrate and practice the interpersonal style for evoking intrinsic motivation.
  • Identify areas of practice that actually make change less likely to happen for clients/patients.

Who Should Attend: This continuing education workshop is designed for case managers, social workers, psychologists, therapists, counselors, nurses and healthcare workers. Those that work in helping professions are welcome to attend.

Featured Speaker: Scott Kerby, LPC is a Motivational Interviewing trainer, coach and coder, consulting independently for the Missouri Coalition for Behavioral Healthcare and the Midwest ATTC (Addiction Technology Transfer Center). He has been a featured speaker at Kansas University, Truman Medical Center, University of Missouri-Kansas City, and a variety of schools in the community. Scott has 8 years of experience in dual diagnosis counseling and over 12 years of experience working with at-risk youth and families. He has a passion for working with “hard to reach” clients who tend to be marginalized and cast aside. Scott holds an MA in Counseling from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and a BS in Human Services from Missouri Baptist University.

Continuing Education: Mental Health America of the Heartland is a pre-approved provider for social workers through the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board (BSRB) Provider Number 17-007. This continuing education provider is approved 3.0 hours for social workers and accepted for psychologists, professional counselors, masters prepared psychologists, marriage and family therapists and addiction counselors. For licensed professionals, please bring license # to the workshop to receive your CEU Certificate of Attendance.

When: Friday, October 27, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM.

Location: Children’s Campus of Kansas City, 444 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, KS 66101.

Registration: Workshop is $35.00.

Pre-register only. Contact Stacy Davis to obtain a registration form or visit www.mhah.org. If you have any questions and/or need translation or other accommodation, please contact Stacy Davis at by email or (913) 281-2221 ext. 112 at least 5 days prior to the workshop. Registration deadline is October 22, 2017. View this event on our Community Calendar for location information.

Sponsored by: Mental Health America of the Heartland.