6 Hr. Motivational Interviewing Workshop for Coaches, Counselors, Clinicians: Inviting Change Talk

Bernard Showers, LCSW, CAADC, MINT

Member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT)
VA Certified Clinician for Motivational Enhancement Therapy and Motivational Interviewing (MI/MET)

This highly interactive and experiential workshop targets coaches, peers and clinicians seeking an advanced level of Motivational Interviewing training. The learner will consider MI's application to a broad use of behavior changes ranging from health behaviors to substance use. The workshop offers a hands-on experiential learning approach with ample opportunity for role-plays, discussion, and case conceptualization. Participants will leave with an advanced knowledge of tangible clinical interventions and structured activities to be utilized with their clients, targeting collaboratively identified problem behaviors. 

Motivational Interviewing's emphasis on change talk makes it a unique, powerful and evidence based intervention. 

Participants will learn tangible skills for eliciting change talk with their clients,  helping them to gain and enhance motivation towards making meaningful behavioral changes. 

Numerous learning techniques will be implemented, including lecture, demonstration, interactive role plays, and audio/visual learning aids. 

Equal emphasis will be placed on acknowledging change talk through the use of Motivational Interviewing micro-skills and structured interventions used to invite change talk. 

Learners will learn about the research that guides Motivational Interviewing's increasing focus on recognizing, reinforcing, and evoking change language.


About Mr. Showers...

A highly skilled clinician, trainer and educator, Mr. Showers has worked in substance use treatment since 2005, obtaining his CAADC in 2012. After entering the VA in 2010, Mr. Showers received a number of opportunities to enhance his training in Motivational Interviewing (MI). Soon after completion of the training for clinicians, he was nominated to be a National Consultant in the VA for Motivational Interviewing and Motivational Enhancement Therapy. Since that time he has successfully led two groups of Licensed Independent Practitioners from throughout the country to successful completion of the objective completion criteria. Mr. Showers was nominated to attend an exclusive Train the Trainer event in California in February 2016 and he has presented for the VA's National Multiple Sclerosis Center of Excellence. An adjunct professor in the Shippensburg University's MSW Program, Mr. Showers has co-led national trainings for Motivational Interviewing for the VA and has participated in the development and facilitation of a local one day workshop with six months of follow up consultation for The Baltimore VA.

In September, 2016, Mr. Showers attended and successfully completed the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers Train-the-Trainer event and is now one of approximately 1,500 MINT members from around the world.


September 27, 2019

Cost: $175
Time: 9:00 – 4:00pm

This 6 Hr (1 day) course work/training has been approved by OASAS for six (6) hours to satisfy CASAC/CPP/CPS credentialing requirements.  NYCB  approval pending for CARC Certification and CARC, CRPA Re-certification.

Location: ArtisanWorks, Gallery Q; 565 Blossom Road, Rochester, NY 14610

Fee: Includes class materials, certificate, and AM/PM snack; lunch is on your own.

PAYMENT IN FULL IS DUE IMMEDIATELY, please mail payment to:
Lori Drescher/RCU
22 Upton Park
Rochester, NY 14607
Or pay via PayPal - see Registration form.  Your registration is guaranteed/confirmed once payment is received.  Thank you!