Early-bird discount deadline: 1 September 2018
Online registration deadline: 1 October 2018
Note: On-site registration is not permitted. You may ask to be placed on a wait list if the course has reached full capacity.
Participants will be introduced to the spirit of Motivational Interviewing (MI) and its techniques. MI is an effective, short-term, evidence-based approach described as a conversation “designed to strengthen an individual's motivation for and movement toward a specific goal by eliciting and exploring the person’s own reasons for change within an atmosphere of acceptance and compassion.” Drawing from Carl Roger’s person-centered approach to counseling, MI was developed by William Miller and Stephen Rollnick, and has found application in a wide range of fields including substance misuse, mental health, medicine, coaching, education, and corrections. Participants in this training will be introduced to the central concepts and underlying assumptions of Motivational Interviewing and have the opportunity to engage is a series of experiential exercises that will deepen their understanding of the concepts presented.
At the end of this workshop, participants will:
This course will benefit ombuds at any career stage and in any sector. Note completion ot the Foundations of Organizational Ombudsman Practice course is a prerequisite.
John Brelsford, PhD
John Brelsford holds a PhD in counseling psychology from the University of Massachusetts and is a psychotherapist in private practice. He has worked in the field of community mental health services for 40 years as a clinician, clinical consultant, and director of a multiservice agency. For the past decade John has provided MI training to a range of audiences including staff of inpatient psychiatric units, community-based human service providers, probation officers, and medical professionals. He is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers, an international organization working to increase the dissemination of Motivational Interviewing skills.
On or before 9/1/18
IOA Members: $550
IOA Members: $600