This 1-day program will be an interactive, experiential, and didactic training based on Motivational Interviewing, Third Edition (Miller & Rollnick, 2013) which includes important updates to the framework of MI. This workshop is appropriate for participants who have had limited or no prior exposure to MI. Participants who have had some formal training previously in Motivational Interviewing may find this day to be a useful refresher.

Trainees can expect a fun, challenging 8 hours where they will explore their experiences as clinicians and practice MI skills at a beginner’s level. The day will begin with a discussion of barriers to behavior change, the role of empathy in the change process, and a brief history of the development of Motivational Interviewing. Core topics that will be covered include OARS, MI Spirit, change talk, the 4 processes of a change conversation, avoiding clinical “traps,” and approaches to client discord. Video demonstrations will show expert application of MI and experiential activities will guide trainees in trying out MI in real plays.

Trainer: Scott Glassman, Psy.D. Glassman, Scott

Member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers Associate Director of MS Program in Mental Health Counseling at PCOM

Scott Glassman is a Clinical Assistant Professor and Associate Director of the MS Program in Mental Health Counseling at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He earned his doctorate from PCOM in Clinical Psychology in 2012 and consults with the Family Medicine department on patient-centered care and integration initiative. His dissertation examined the effects of MI on hope, meaning, and empowerment with individuals with severe and persistent mental illness. He began practicing MI in 2007 and has applied it in mental health settings and medical settings. Scott joined the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers in September 2012 and has offered trainings throughout the Philadelphia area.

Date: Friday, October 16, 2015

Time: 8:30am registration, workshop: 9am to 4pm

Location: Belmont Center, 4200 Monument Road, Philadelphia, PA 19131 

Credits: 6 CEU’s for PA Social Workers; MFT’s and PC’s


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