Guidance about how to effectively respond to signs of client change talk

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  • Course Description

    Motivational Interviewing (MI), developed by William Miller (1983) offers a practical, evidence‐based approach for supporting individuals in making and sustaining healthy behavior changes. Change talk - any client speech that favors movement toward a particular change goal – is a crucial MI skill that requires the practitioner to learn how to “tune their ears” to the language of change. This course will teach participants how to elicit, evoke, and respond to client change talk, as well as effective ways to respond productively to client ambivalence or ‘status quo’ talk. Six themes or types of preparatory and mobilizing change talk will be defined and explored; a review of the research related to the importance of proper responses to change talk will also be offered.

  • Learning Objectives

    Upon completing this course, participants will be able to: Identify the 5 functions of a comprehensive Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) program; Describe the 4 treatment modalities in a comprehensive Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) program


    Target Audience and Instructional Level
    This course is intended for psychologists, therapists, social workers, clinical counselors, and addiction counselors. Instructional level: Introductory & Intermediate


    Series-Based Course
    Please note that this course is part III of a three-part series about Motivational Interviewing. This course can be taken alone or as part of the series.

  • How To Take This Course

    In order to receive a certificate of completion reflecting the associated CE credit hour, you must:
    #1: Have an active paid Clearly Clinical membership
    #2: Listen to the corresponding course podcast
    #3: Achieve a passing grade on the post-presentation test (the test has up to ten questions and you must earn a score of at least 80%; you are able to re-test)
    #4: Complete the requested course evaluation.

    Course elements (including the course audio, post-test, and requested course evaluation) can be completed on a computer or mobile device via your Clearly Clinical account.

  • Course Format

    This high-quality and interesting course contains a one-hour, non-interactive audio podcast presentation which is available for free via all major public podcast providers. You can also listen to and download the file via our course player.

  • Commercial Support

    There is no known commercial support or conflict of interest for this CE program, presenter, sponsor, instructor, or content.

  • Certificate Access Details

    Once you've completed the course, your certificate will automatically populate in the 'Certificate' section of your account; it will also be emailed to you. Access to completion certificate will expire 365 days after issuance. Course certificates will be on file for ten (10) years from date of course completion.

  • Accommodations

    If you have special needs or need an accommodation, please email us at info@clearlyclinical.com and we will do our best to assist you.

Instructor

Motivational Interviewing Expert

Robert Scholz, LMFT #41601, LPCC #1325

Risk Management and Motivational Interviewing Expert Trainer

Robert Scholz, M.A., LMFT, LPCC, NCC is dually licensed in California as a Marriage and Family Therapist and Professional Clinical Counselor and is a Nationally Certified Counselor. Robert has served in many clinical and leadership roles over his twenty plus years working in university mental health and disability services departments, community mental health agencies, private practice, forensic psychology and school-based settings. He maintains an active relationship with Pepperdine University, having served as an Adjunct Professor and trainer to students and staff for over a decade. His current company, The Change Place, offers psychotherapy, training and consultation services to a diverse group of individuals and organizations. His consultation and training clients include community/ forensic mental health agencies, schools/ universities, churches, and professional organizations across many topic areas, including: motivational interviewing, threat assessment/management, sex offender risk assessment and treatment, crisis intervention and postvention, effective responses to traumatic events, raising resilient teens and adolescent substance abuse. He has authored several publications on the topics of motivational interviewing, addiction, counseling men and boys, disaster mental health and effective systemic responses to sexual violence. Robert is also a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT), an international organization committed to promoting high-quality MI practice and training. Please visit his website for more information about him and his work.

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