Motivational Interviewing (MI): An Introductory Clinical Intensive

The term “Motivational Interviewing” (MI) was first introduced by William Miller in the early 1980’s.  It was designed as a brief, non-confrontational and client-centered approach to treating alcoholic patients. This presentation will define MI and Prochasta & DiClemente’s “Transtheoretical Model” (Six Stages of Readiness to Change).  The training will explore what motivators for change are, and what six “key elements” lead to successful change.  Role-play activities will help emphasize the client-therapist relationship and how to respond to resistance. This training will focus on adolescents, couples, criminal justice clients, and the dually diagnosed client as well.  This presentation is appropriate for anyone dealing with resistance and defiance toward treatment.

Motivational Interviewing (MI): An Introductory Clinical Intensive

General Information

Fee: $92
Course Type: Evening Trainings
Credits: 8
Certification Type/Section(s):
CASAC Renewal Only CPP Sec 4 CPS Sec 4

Instructor Information

Name: Frank Pouliot
Credentials: MS, CASAC
Bio: Frank Pouliot, M.S., CASAC is the Professional Development Coordinator at Conifer Park in Glenville, New York. He has a Masters in Human Services Administration and is a credentialed alcoholism and substance abuse counselor (CASAC). He has 22 years experience directing clinical programs in the field of mental health and addiction services and over eight years experience as a professional development trainer and facilitator of on-line and classroom curriculums. He is an adjunct professor at Schenectady County Community College, the College of St Rose, Empire State College and the University of Phoenix.  He is also a faculty member of the NYS OASAS Academy of Addiction Studies. Frank has two wonderful children pursuing their professional careers and he enjoys spending time with family and friends.
518-465-5829 ext. 410