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April 4 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Many people have lived experience with substance use, but how can that experience be successful in supporting high-risk populations? How do you support someone to change behaviors that addresses their core beliefs surrounding their behavior? From this workshop, attendees will define Motivational Interviewing and the Stages of Change. Critique the benefits and challenges of the Stages of Change. Examine trends of chronic substance users and the cultural sensitivity needed to engage with such a diverse population. At the end of this workshop, attendees will have developed a practical framework of Motivational Interviewing skills needed that benefits both peer and service recipient. The audience for this workshop is social service professionals (peers, recovery specialists, behavioral health technicians, community health workers, etc.). Objectives of workshop/ what attendees will learn: –Describe goals and core components of Motivational Interviewing and Stages of Change –Critique the benefits and challenges of Motivational Interviewing and Stages of Change as a social service professional –Explain the trends and barriers of high-risk populations, e.g. chronic substance users –Construct a framework of engagement skills needed for social service professionals implementing Motivational Interviewing to support chronic substance users