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Webinar: Beyond Acronyms: Motivational Interviewing’s Function in the World of Rehabilitation

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Motivational Interviewing (MI) is an internationally recognized Evidence-Based Practice and powerful tool for rehabilitation professionals to empower individuals in finding their best quality of life. MI is a method of communication that eliminates tension/blame/discord in a conversation and focuses on values-driven solutions to assist individuals in moving past their ambivalence in the decision making and change process. We will take a brief look into the process of motivational interviewing and how rehabilitation professionals can explore, assess, motivate and foster sustainable behavior change in by tapping intrinsic motivation.

Credits: 1.0 CEs of the following credits have been applied: ABVE, CCMC, CDMS, CLCP-MSCC, CRCC, CVE-CWA-CCAA (Pending Approval)


At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:
1. Distinguish between a compliance model and a behavior change model
2. Identify how Righting Reflex and Equipoise impacts effective communication
3. Recognize how expressing empathy reduces resistance


  • Casey Jackson

    Casey Jackson is the Director of the Institute for Individual and Organizational Change. He has been training on Motivational Interviewing since 2002 and been part of the international Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) since 2008. He has provided over 3000 trainings to organizations in healthcare, mental health, chemical dependency, vocational rehabilitation, child welfare, law enforcement, schools/universities, services for blind, visually impaired, deaf, and hard of hearing. He has trained rehabilitation professionals in Alaska, Delaware, Idaho, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Oregon, Tennessee, and Washington, as well as invitations to present on effective communication in Australia, Canada, England, Germany, Ireland, and Poland.

June 3, 2021
Thu 3:00 PM CDT

Duration 1H 0M

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