MI & Groups Training
Using Motivational Interviewing in Groups: July 23-24, 2015 9am - 4pm
Presented by: Dee-Dee Stout & Special Guest Dr. Lyn Williams (from the UK’s NHS & MINT)
What: Learn how to utilize good basic MI skills & apply them to any appropriate group. We’ll be using discussion, demonstration, & observation (live/video) to find ways to use MI in your agency’s group setting(s).
When: Thursday & Friday, July 23-24, 2015; 9am-4pm daily.
Food: Feel free to bring what you like (we have a fridge, microwave, & tea kettle) or there are a wide variety of food spots, plus Starbuck’s across from the parking garage. We will provide coffee, tea, & fruit - including a light afternoon snack - each day.
Where: Glashaus Community Room, 118- 65th Street at the Greenway. Go to the corner of 65th and Hollis Streets in Emeryville (catch the free EmeryGoRound from MacArthur BART to Glashaus) and walk East (toward the hills)on 65th until you pass Glashaus Loop street on your right. The Community Room is right there. AC Transit also comes to Glashaus and if you drive, there’s free 4-hr parking in the public garage at 65th and Hollis.
Glashaus is in a beautiful locale, about a 20 minute walk from Pixar Studios and a 10 minute walk from the famous Public Market Building which has recently expanded. At the Public Market you can find nearly any imaginable cuisine along with Urban Outfitters, the Guitar Center, and Peet’s.
Fees: Due to the popularity of the sliding scale I offered at the last training, I’m doing so again: fees range from $175-$250 inclusive; you decide the amount you can afford. Also, if you’ve taken an MI training with me in the past, you may be eligible for a 10% discount (ask me). Groups of 3 or more from the same agency are also eligible for a group rate. Please ask me for further details.
Why: Lyn & I have received many questions regarding how to use MI in group settings over our 15+ years of training Motivational Interviewing. First, we ask that you be comfortable with your MI skills because using MI in a group setting is even more complicated as you have more things to attend to while considering your next use – or not – of MI. However, we understand you may not have been exposed to MI3 (the third edition) yet which is quite different from MI2 (we’ll do a brief overview of MI3 but cannot do a full training on that as well as groups). Using MI in groups is also a useful and cost-effective way to use it, like many other skills & strategies – with the added bonus that Lyn and I will be modeling this communication style for all of you throughout the training.
CEU’s: 12.0 units are available (through the Center for Harm Reduction Therapy) for MFTs/LSCWs and CAADACs. If you’d like CAADE CE’s, please let me know in the next 30 days. There is a $15 fee for the CEU’s (which covers both days) and a pre/post-test will be required. All participants will get a certificate of completion which will be available at the end of the 2 days or emailed to you within 2 weeks.
Finally: PowerPoints and other handouts will be sent electronically to each registered participant at least 1 week before the workshop begins. Feel free to download them to your device or print them out. Space is limited to 20 & we’re already 25% full! Payment may be made using PayPal, check (made out to Dee-Dee Stout Consulting, PO Box 8554, Emeryville, CA, 94662), or cash. Please call 510-919-9678 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. We look forward to seeing you in E’ville this Summer!!