Sessions For: Student Life (UHS)

1 session on August 28, 2020
Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a terrific tool for helping people change behavior. It's an especially helpful for medical staff (lifestyle changes and medication adherence) and therapists/counselors for behavior change to support mental health. It's use is being expanded to Student Life advisers, supervisors and more. Learn basic, foundational skills for MI, including spirit (Compassion, Acceptance, Partnership, Evocation), OARS (open question, affirmations, reflections, summaries), identifying and responding to change talk and discord. Lots of practice in "real plays" (you get to work on your own behavior changes that you are ambivalent about). While you won't be an expert at MI when you are done, you will be able to start the practice, know how to get good at it and maybe even want to learn more! All training dates in University Health Service (207 Fletcher), Meeting Rooms 1 & 2 on the fourth floor OR Zoom, depending on how things go. Please only register if you can come to all the training dates, as each day builds on the prior session. No charge. All Fridays:

August 28, 8:30-5/September 4, 8:30-12:30/September 11, 8:30-12:30/September 18, 8:30-12:30 (20-hour training)
1 session on September 25, 2020
You don't have to commit to being a wellness coach to take this training, although we offer an 8-hour Supporting Student Well-Being Training that may also serve your interests. Requirements for being a UHS Wellness Coach, in addition to this training, are to participate in the 20-hour Introduction to Motivational Interviewing Training offered by UHS, getting supervisor approval and signing an expectations agreement.

Wellness coaching is a holistic approach to examining how personal well-being impacts student values, goals and motivations. Wellness coaching helps students who are considering changes to optimize their personal health and wellness, reviewing how they are doing in the eight dimensions of well-being or looking to positively shift certain aspects of their lives. Coaching topics may include: Adjustment to U-M, academic concerns, stress and anxiety management, physical health, relationships and working through barriers to achievement and well-being.There will be opportunities to get additional training in sleep, body Image/eating issues and alcohol/other drugs. We will be adapting this training to focus more closely on the health and well-being equity implications of COVID and the political climate. Sessions build on each other, so please sign up only if you can attend the entire training. Sessions may be in UHS meeting rooms 1 and 2 or virtual. No charge. All are on Friday mornings:

* September 25, 9-noon

* October 2, 9-noon

* October 9, 9-noon

* October 16, 9-noon



1 session on January 8, 2021
This program is for Student Life staff, unless you have prior approval of Marsha Benz to attend. Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a terrific tool for helping people change behavior. It's an especially helpful for medical staff (lifestyle changes and medication adherence) and therapists/counselors for behavior change to support mental health. It's use is being expanded to Student Life advisers, supervisors and more. Learn basic, foundational skills for MI, including spirit (Compassion, Acceptance, Partnership, Evocation), OARS (open question, affirmations, reflections, summaries), identifying and responding to change talk and discord. Lots of practice in "real plays" (you get to work on your own behavior changes that you are ambivalent about). While you won't be an expert at MI when you are done, you will be able to start the practice, know how to get good at it and maybe even want to learn more! All training dates in University Health Service (207 Fletcher), Meeting Rooms 1 & 2 on the fourth floor OR Zoom, depending on how things go. Please only register if you can attend all of the training dates, as each day builds on the prior session. All Fridays:


* January 8, 8:30-5
* January 15, 8:30-12:30
* January 22, 8:30-12:30
* January 29, 8:30-12:30