Workshops

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.

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, March 13, 2015 Glassman, Scott

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

$110.00

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The course objectives are to provide information to clinicians that define, introduce and utilize yoga practices appropriate for clinical settings (no mat or yoga experience required), and to help clinicians think about appropriately applying these techniques with their clients. This includes the yogic view of positive mental health, mood assessment and bringing balance to the emotional body.  Participants will learn practices that energize and reduce feelings of lethargy and depression as well as learn practices that calm agitation and feelings of anxiety.  Another goal of the workshop is to help clinicians develop a plan to use these practices to better care for themselves, and to more effectively encourage clients to use these practices when appropriate.

RELEVANCE TO SOCIAL WORK PROFESSION:

Research data continues to mount proving the efficacy and helpfulness of meditation and other aspects of yoga.  Knowledge about and ability to integrate these practices will enhance what social workers can offer their clients, especially at times when talking and thinking become circular and ruminative, and when the client becomes “stuck”.  These yoga practices offer clients a way to achieve their therapeutic goals by accessing the wisdom of the body (through simple yet effective breathing and body sensing) to calm the anxious mood and bring more energy to the depressed one. These practices do not require yoga training or any modification to the clinician’s work setting.

GOALS:

  • Learn and practice evidence-based yoga practices for anxiety, depression and trauma;
  • Learn about current research in psychoneurobiology that supports ancient practices;
  • Learn and practice self-regulation through yoga breathing and yoga nidra;
  • Learn about Yoga Psychology: positive mental health in yogic terms as a non-pathological framework for working with clients.

SUMMARY:

The yogic strategies and practices will be woven both didactically and experientially throughout the day.  We will begin with an explanation of yoga philosophy and how current science is validating these ancient practices. We will focus specifically upon those practices that do not require a yoga background (or a mat).  Participants’ social work/ mental health backgrounds will be used as the template into which tools of assessment and practical interventions can be woven. The importance of self-care will be highlighted with opportunities to experience how to use these techniques to serve ourselves so that we are better able to serve our clients.

PRESENTER:

Sherry G. Rubin, LCSW, RYT

Sherry received her MSW in 1976 and became a certified yoga teacher in 1999. The blend of therapeutic and yogic wisdom evident in her teaching practices has been earned with experience. Sherry has worked with clients in a variety of settings from schools, child welfare, addictions, community service agencies and private practice.

On the national level Sherry hSherry Rubinas assisted Amy Weintraub, who developed LifeForceYoga® and has published two books about the practice. Through assisting and teaching with Amy over the past five years, Sherry has seen the results first hand: literally hundreds of people have been helped by these ancient teachings and practices.

Included in the offerings of this workshop are yoga nidra practices which Sherry has been studying and teaching since 2007.

Date: Friday, April 10, 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

$110.00

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