CDP Presents: Dancing with Ambivalence in Psychotherapy - Moving Between Motivational Interviewing and EBPs with Balance and Grace

Motivational Interviewing (MI) is an evidence-based, person-centered style of communicating that is designed to facilitate engagement in helping relationships and strengthen a person’s own motivation for behavior change, skills that can be integrated with a variety of other evidence-based approaches to care (Miller & Rollnick, 2013).

This session will involve deeper discussion of the MI concepts and skills introduced in last year’s webinar by the same presenter. Specifically, this webinar will emphasize embodying the essential Spirit and core skills of MI when addressing ambivalence about evidence-based psychotherapy engagement and behavior change with clients; approaches to moving between MI and other EBPs; and deconstructing the concept of resistance in the service of supporting both behavior change and the therapeutic relationship throughout EBPs. Participants will be invited to consider how they may integrate MI within the context of their EBP practice and examine various sample client scenarios throughout the presentation.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this webinar, participants will:

  1. Be able to recognize the essential Spirit and core skills of Motivational Interviewing and how they can be integrated gracefully within other EBP approaches.
  2. Understand how MI works to address ambivalence about behavior change, support a strong therapeutic relationship, and engagement in EBPs.