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MN-1213 3004-5 Motivational Interviewing: A Key to Unlocking Change for Clients

Friday, April 19, 2013 (8:30 AM - 4:00 PM)


Continuing Educations

Conference Center

U of M St. Paul Campus

1890 Buford Ave

St. PaulMN55108

United States

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Wouldn’t we all like our clients to own more personal interest, energy and responsibility for their own change work? Motivational Interviewing, developed by William Miller, Ph.D. and Stephen Rollnick, Ph.D. in the 1980s is an Evidence-Based Practice that holds a key to unlocking our clients’ own unique intrinsic motivations for change by examining and resolving their ambivalence.

We will examine some basic concepts of MI, practice using a few MI skills that participants may fond immediately useful, and learn the steps in mastery of this valuable tool for our counseling toolboxes,

Learning objectives:

  • Understand the definition, spirit, and basic principles of Motivational Interviewing.

  • Practice using some of the opening strategies of OARS (open-ended questions, affirmations, reflections and summarizations) to elicit Change Talk, which leads to change.

  • Experience and practice a Motivational Interviewing approach to resolving discord with clients.

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Jane M. Nakken, Ed.D., is a member of the international Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers since 2006. She has 38 years experience as a clinician, trainer, and author, primarily in the field of addictions treatment. As a former executive vice president of the world-renowned Hazelden Foundation, she has strong experience in clinical work, research and public policy. She received the Alcohol & Drug Programs Association of America (ADPA) Award for Service to Women in 2000, Hazelden’s Alumni Association 22nd Annual CARE Award in 2008, and formal recognition by two Governors for her service as Chair of the MN Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee and by the MN Legislature.  Jane has 18 published books and articles, and serves on the faculties of Rutgers University’s Institute on Addiction Studies and Asia Pacific Institute on Addictions. In addition to providing MI training and coaching for helping professionals across Minnesota and nationally, she is a training and technical assistance specialist for federal OJJDP Tribal Youth Program grantees across the nation, consulting with communities to develop a continuum of prevention, intervention and treatment of addiction and youth violence. Jane has served on the Boards of local treatment and housing organizations. She has trained professionals in Sweden, Denmark, Mexico, Australia and Singapore as well as serving annually on the faculty of Rutgers University Summer School on Alcohol Studies.  She holds a B.A. in Child Psychology, an M.A. Human and Health Services Administration, and earned her doctorate in Organization Change from Pepperdine University in 2000.

Suzanne EckMaahs is an active member of the international MINT forum (Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers) and is highly sought as a trainer, skill coach/mentor, and trainer of trainers, as well as an advisor for MI and EBP implementation and quality assurance planning. She has been practicing MI since 1993 and has worked for over 20 years in the technologies of human potential and change. With a background in sociology, she began her career in corrections; a history that has provided rich experience for applying and coaching “change-agentry” and evidence based practices across many client populations. At present, she works extensively with professionals from the fields of public health, mental and chemical health, vocational and educational services, primary care, education, and criminal justice.

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8:00 - 8:30am

8:30am - 4:00pm

Place of Event:
Continuing Education and Conference Center
1890 Buford Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108

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Parking lots are located just east the Continuing Education Conference Center Bldg. Buford Ave. – Lot 104 for $6 or at Buford and Randall Ave. – Lot 108 for $3.75. There are longer no reimbursements for parking in the Gortner Parking Ramp.  Handicapped parking is available. The fairgrounds/campus speed limit is 20 mph and strictly enforced.

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NASW has applied to these Minnesota Boards for the following number of continuing education hours:
Social Work – 6.5 CEH
Psychology – 6.0 CEH
Marriage and Family Therapy – 6.0 CEH
Behavioral Health/Therapy – 6.5 CEH


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These workshops and others need your help.  Space is limited. If you are interested, Rachel at 651-293-1935.

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Are you coming from out of town? There are reduced rates at the Radisson Hotel in Roseville. They have a shuttle that will take you there and back from the conference center. To get the reduce rate enter the corporate code 23544.
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