Starting Thursday, February 2, 2023, UCP of Maine, in partnership with Stephen Andrew of the Health Education Training Institute (HETI), will be hosting Motivational Interviewing (MI) trainings via Zoom. There will be two trainings, the first; Motivational Interviewing Fundamentals (MIF) will be from 8:30am to 11:30am on 2/2, 2/7, 2/9, and 2/21. This learning opportunity provides learners with an introduction to MI and focuses on the spirit, techniques, and key principles of holding a MI conversation. This learning opportunity is highly experiential, and learners will participate in exercises designed to illustrate the concepts described and will be given the opportunity to discuss their experience of those exercises. The goal of this learning opportunity is for attendees to feel sufficiently familiar with MI and to begin utilizing and embracing it in their day-to-day interactions with the people who are served by their agencies.
The second training is Motivational Interviewing Advancing the Practice (MIA) and will be held from 8:30am to 11:30am on 2/28 and 3/2. In order to participate in this training participants must have completed Motivational Interviewing Fundamentals (MIF). In this training, learners who have completed the MIF and who want to deepen their skill and understanding of MI. It is a highly experiential training in which learners are presented with more in-depth consideration of MI concepts and introduction to more advanced concepts related to MI. Learners will participate in exercises designed to allow them to experience the concepts described and will be given the opportunity to discuss their experiences. The goal of this training is for attendees to increase their understanding of MI and to increase their confidence in their ability to employ MI effectively in their work.
To register, contact UCP of Maine’s front office at 207-941-2952 or mail registration to 700 Mt. Hope Ave. Suite 320, Bangor, ME 04401. Payment is $75.00 per training; space is limited to 5 trainees for Motivational Interviewing Fundamentals (MIF) and 10 trainees for Motivational Interviewing Advancing the Practice (MIA) so don’t wait!