Engaging and interactive practice-based workshop designed to introduce and expand participants' knowledge and competence utilizing Motivational Interviewing in addiction treatment settings.

Motivational Interviewing

Motivational Interviewing

The ASAM Motivational Interviewing Workshop is an engaging and interactive practice-based workshop designed to introduce and expand participants' knowledge and competence utilizing Motivational Interviewing (MI) in addiction treatment settings. MI is a goal-oriented, collaborative counseling style that evokes a person's own motivations for and commitment to change.

Physicians, clinicians, counselors, and all those speaking with patients with addiction often find that one of the main barriers to effective treatment is the patients' perceived lack of motivation to make changes. Without motivation on the patient's part, making or sustaining progress with treatment goals frequently stalls. MI is one technique that treatment clinicians can utilize to help patients make positive changes. Participants of this workshop will be introduced or reintroduced to the key concepts and skills of MI and explore ways to effectively integrate MI into addiction treatment to help promote positive patient outcomes.

Motivational Interviewing Workshop

The Motivational Interviewing Workshop are offered in a one-day virtual format, presented from 10:00 am – 5:30 pm ET, click dates below to register.

After completing the Motivational Interviewing Workshop, enhance your clinical skills in motivational interviewing by registering for the Motivational Interviewing Skill Building Labs.

Questions or need assistance with registering? Email ASAM Education at education@asam.org

Who Should Attend

Clinicians working with patients with addiction who are interested in an introductory workshop that reviews the core skills of Motivational Interviewing (MI) should attend. This workshop is designed for those with little to no prior experience with MI and for those with some prior exposure to MI.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Apply the spirit of MI to clinical practice.
  • Compare and contrast MI congruent interactions with MI dissonant interactions.
  • Recognize change talk and apply the basic MI skills of open-ended questions, affirmations, reflective listening, and summaries to selectively reinforce change talk.
Identify further training opportunities for practicing the skills of MI.

Credits

The American Society of Addiction Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Society of Addiction Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Additional Opportunities

ASAM is offering four follow-up Skill Building Labs sessions to Motivational Interviewing Workshop participants focused on building additional clinical skills in motivational interviewing.

 

Motivational Interviewing Skill Building Labs

Practice motivational interviewing skills and techniques with faculty supervision in topic areas that include, but are not limited to, comparing and contrasting motivational interviewing inconsistent and consistent behaviors, navigating challenging clinical encounters using motivational interviewing, practicing listening for motivational interviewing consistent clinician responses and patient language, and real-play with participant cases through a series of (4) one-hour small group interactive sessions.

 

Schedule:

1.     MI Skill Building Lab #1: What to Do and What Not to Do
Monday, April 26, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm ET or Friday, October 29, 12 -1pm ET

This skill building lab emphasizes the contrast between motivational interviewing consistent and inconsistent interviewer behavior. Learning objectives: By the end of this lab, you will be able to 1) compare and contrast empathy and the spirit of motivational interviewing; 2) differentiate motivational interviewing inconsistent and consistent behaviors.

2.     MI Skill Building Lab #2: Where We Get Stuck
Monday, May 3, 12- 1pm ET or Friday, November 5, 12-1pm ET

This skill building lab highlights common pitfalls faced by clinicians just starting to employ motivational interviewing and provides direction for how to avoid these pitfalls. Learning objectives: By the end of this lab, you will be able to 1) understand the common motivational interviewing “traps”; 2) recognize discord and sustain talk; 3) respond to discord and sustain talk.

 

3.     MI Skill Building Lab #3: Strategic Listening and Introduction to Coding
Monday, May 10, 12–1pm ET or Friday, November 12, 12-1pm ET

This skill building lab reviews coding clinical encounters as a tool to hone motivational interviewing practice.

Learning objectives: By the end of this lab, you will be able to 1) practice listening to a patient interview 2) “code” the patient interview for therapist speech and patient language.

 

4.     MI Skill Building Lab #4: Real World Experiences and Troubleshooting
Monday, May 17, 12 – 1pm ET or Friday, November 19, 12-1pm ET

Prior to the session, participants will prepare a 100-word scenario of what they’ve have encountered within their practice setting and during the lab we will troubleshoot how to employ motivational interviewing in everyday clinical practice. Learning objectives: By the end of this lab, you will have an opportunity to “real-play” scenarios and practice motivational interviewing consistent responses.

 

Note: This opportunity is limited to 100 participants only and you must have completed ASAM’s Motivational Interviewing Workshop. The MI Skill Building Lab is only $49 for members and $69 for non-members. It is highly recommended to attend the series in its entirety.