Introduction to Motivational Interviewing for Student Life Staff (20 hours), January 4, 11, 18, 25, 2019

Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a terrific tool for helping people change behavior. It's an especially helpful tool 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, 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. Please only sign up if you are part of Student Life (unless you have prior permission) and can come for all the training dates, as each day builds on the prior session. All Fridays:

January 4, 8:30-5

January 11, 8:30-12:30

January 18, 8:30-12:30 

January 25, 8:30-12:30 

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University Health Service, Meeting Rooms 1 & 2, fourth floor
Marsha Benz, MPH, MA member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) member since 2010
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Your registration will need to be approved by one of the session's managers before you will be fully registered