Dr. Denise Ernst

Motivational Interviewing Training Workshops

Denise Ernst, Ph.D.

Stéphanie Wahab, Ph.D., M.S.W.


Two-Day Introduction to Motivational Interviewing (MI)

June 15-16, 2020 – $450

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This 2-day intensive workshop will introduce participants to the principles, processes, and skills associated with motivational interviewing. Participants will be guided through a sequence of learning activities to explore and shape their own behavioral change practices to be more in line with MI. Learning activities will include: real-life demonstrations, video-tape examples, real-plays, case studies, and small group exercises, with plenty of opportunities for participant practice with feedback. This workshop is appropriate for helping professionals with no prior or minimal to moderate exposure.

Learning Goals

  • Describe the “spirit,” key principles and four processes of Motivational Interviewing (MI)
  • Critically engage MI demonstrations via videos and live examples
  • Demonstrate and practice the spirit and primary skills associated with MI, with specific attention to evoking change talk
  • Become familiar with the range of skills used in MI to engage with clients, focus the scope of the work, evoke change talk, dancing with discord and negotiate a change plan

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Two-Day Intermediate/Advanced MI

2020 Date TBD – $450

This 2-day intensive workshop will:

  • Explore what is new in MI from the MI-3 text
  • Deepen OARS skills
  • Deepen your ability to recognize, elicit, and respond to change talk
  • Grow your dancing with discord skills
  • Learn strategies for if, when, how to initiate a change plan with a client/patient
  • Learn how to offer information and education in an MI-consistent manner

Target Audience
This training is appropriate for helping professionals with previous MI training AND practice experience in the role of supporting individuals to make and sustain behavior changes: social workers, physicians, nurses, health educators, care managers, dieticians, counselors, psychologists, life and health coaches, clergy, probation/corrections officers, personal trainers, school counselors, and educators.

Included in the Workshop

  • 14 hours of high-level training from very experienced national and international MINT trainers
  • Light breakfast/Coffee Breaks/Light Snacks
  • University venue with local food carts and hotels within walking distance
  • 13 Social Work CEUs from NASW (6.25 and 6.75 Hours)

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The above workshops held in beautiful Portland, Oregon at Portland State University

School of Social Work
1800 SW 6th Ave, 6th Floor, Room #660

  • Located in the heart of downtown Portland in the middle of campus (see map on next page)
  • Easily accessible via public transportation, with a host of nearby accommodations and restaurants

 

Motivational Interviewing Treatment Integrity (MITI) Coding for Self-Evaluation

Denise Ernst, Ph.D. & Theresa Moyers, Ph.D.

January 16 – 17, 2020 in Albuquerque, NM, USA – $399

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In this 2-day workshop you will learn:

  • How to use the global ratings to evaluate the relational and technical elements of MI
  • How to identify specific behaviors that are desirable and discouraged in MI
  • Strategies for providing feedback from the MITI for self-evaluation and evaluation of other MI learners.
  • Methods for establishing, evaluating and maintaining reliability in MITI coding for your practice.

Target Audience

This workshop is appropriate for novice coders (those who have no experience using the MITI) and those who are interested in using the MITI for self-evaluation and continued development of their own MI skills.

Purpose of the Workshop

This workshop will focus on the newest revision of the Motivational Interviewing Treatment Integrity Code (MITI 4.2.1). Participants will learn to evaluate segments of MI practice using both global measures and specific behavior counts. The training will cover all aspects of the coding system, with special attention given to using coding as a basis for providing feedback and coaching to others, as well as facilitating self-evaluation and development of one’s own skills.

Instructors

Denise Ernst, Ph.D., Psychologist and Motivational Interviewing Trainer and Consultant. She is part of the research team that developed the Motivational Interviewing Skill Code (MISC) and the Motivational Interviewing Treatment Integrity Coding system. (MITI). She is an adjunct professor at the Portland State School of Social Work. Dr. Ernst leads an international coding team that provides MI coding for the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers, research and implementation efforts, and practitioner skill development.

Theresa B. Moyers, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist and Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of New Mexico. Dr. Moyers’ research focuses on the training of therapeutic skills as well as identifying causal mechanisms of Motivational Interviewing. She and her research team developed the Motivational Interviewing Treatment Integrity Coding System (MITI).

Workshop Details

This event will take place in Albuquerque, NM, USA at the MITC Training Center. The training room is located on the second floor and there is no access to an elevator. If you need physical accommodations, please reach out to us and we can discuss this further.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided both days and participants will be eligible to receive 13 CEU’s through the New Mexico Counseling and Therapy Practice Board.

Training Schedule

Thursday, January 16th, 2020: 9:00 am to 4:30 pm MST
Friday January 17th, 2020: 9:00 am to 4:30 pm MST

Lodging Recommendations

  • Crown Plaza (0.4 miles from training center)
    1901 University Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87102
  • Holiday Inn Express (0.5 miles from training center)
    2500 Menaul Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87107

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Target Audience for Workshops in the MI Series

These trainings are appropriate for helping professionals in the role of supporting individuals to make and sustain behavior changes: social workers, physicians, nurses, health educators, care managers, dietitians, counselors, psychologists, life coaches, clergy, probation/corrections officers, personal trainers, school counselors, etc.

Stephanie Wahab, Ph.D., M.S.W.