Motivational Interviewing for Home Visitors - Roanoke

Dates:November 9, 2017
Meets:Th from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Location:Virginia Western Community College Bus. Sci. M245
Fee: $0.00

Sorry, this course has been cancelled. Please contact our office to see if it will be rescheduled, or if alternative classes are available.

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Motivational Interviewing is a way of communicating with people that will help increase their likelihood to change problematic behavior. Part of the premise of Motivational Interviewing is that everyone has the capacity to lead a healthy and productive life, and to make healthy changes.

This Motivational Interviewing introductory workshop will offer a basic level of information on the fundamental spirit, principles and methods of Motivational Interviewing (MI). The format of the workshop will be interactive in nature, and participants will have an opportunity to directly observe, experience, and practice basic MI skills. Motivational Interviewing believes in treating others with respect and high regard.

At the end of this course, the student will be able to:
- Define MI as a provider style rather than a set of techniques
- Describe at least two assumptions behind an MI approach
- Identify the Stages of Change and related behaviors
- Define the 4 principles of MI
- Discuss the meaning of OARS and demonstrate skill in each component
- Demonstrate skill at providing neutral personalized feedback


Instructor: Sandy Downey

Before participating in the training, read the learning guide which will be attached to your confirmation email. Read the guide carefully, follow the instructions and complete the activities BEFORE, DURING, and AFTER the training. The activities will support learning and transfer of learning into practice. Share your completed guide with your supervisor for extra support.

Please contact the HEDG Training Coordinator at 540-568-5251 or at if you have any questions. She will respond to your message within two business days through phone or email. Thank you and enjoy your training!

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