UCP of Maine Hosted Trainings

On December 4th, 5th, and 6th from 8:00am to 4:00pm UCP of Maine will be hosting Motivational Interviewing trainings run by CEO of Health Education and Training Institute, Stephen R. Andrews, LCSW, LADC, CCS and CGP. December 4th and 5th is a two-day training on the basics of Motivational Interviewing and costs $160 for both days. This two-day training is an introduction to the evidence-based clinical method of Motivational Interviewing, an effective approach in the treatment of challenging clients, Motivational Interviewing is a client-centered, evidence-based, directive method for enhancing intrinsic motivation to change by exploring and resolving ambivalence. This training will provide participants with an opportunity to explore creative ways of integrating these approaches into an effective therapeutic intervention. After orientation to the underlying spirit, structure, and principles of Motivational Interviewing, practical exercises will help participants strengthen empathy skills, recognize and elicit patient change talk, and roll effectively with resistance. The 4th will be held at Machias Savings Bank located at 581 Wilson Street in Brewer and the 5th will be held at the Lutheran Redeemer Church located at 540 Essex Street in Bangor.

December 6th is a refresher course for Motivational Interviewing and costs $95. This Motivational Interviewing Refresher Course is designed for practitioners who have completed the Motivational Interviewing Basic training, as well as the Advancing the Practice training. Attendees should be actively utilizing MI. There will be a brief review of the MI Spirit and MI Skills. The day will be spent practicing, incorporating feedback and responding to participant’s questions. Space is limited to assure all participants will have an opportunity for direct feedback from our trainer. This training will be held at Machias Savings Bank located at 581 Wilson Street in Brewer.

To register, please contact Kelly Feero at 941-2952 ext. 253 or at kelly.feero@ucpofmaine.org. Payment can be made by cash, check, money order, or credit care. Space is limited so register early!