Date & Time: August 5–12 9:30am – 12:30pm
Location: Virtual

This workshop targets clinicians seeking an intermediate level of Motivational Interviewing training.

The learner will consider MI’s application to a broad use of behavior changes ranging from health behaviors to substance use. The workshop is comprised of a largely didactic model. Learners will leave with an enhanced knowledge of tangible clinical interventions to be utilized with clients, targeting collaboratively identified problem behaviors.

Participants will learn how Motivational Interviewing’s emphasis on change talk makes it unique. Participants will learn tangible skills for eliciting change talk with their clients, helping them to gain and enhance motivation towards making meaningful behavioral changes.

Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to:

  • Participants will be able to name the four processes of Motivational Interviewing.
  • Participants will be able to describe how the four processes play a unique role in the overall process of change-inspired conversation.
  • Participants will able to describe how to elicit change talk and effectively respond in a way that evokes additional language change.
  • Participants will be able to describe skills and techniques meant to evoke change talk and soften sustain talk.
  • Participants will be able to describe research that guides Motivational Interviewing increasing focus on recognizing, reinforcing, and evoking change language.

CEs: 6

Tuition

  • $150- Regular
  • $125 – Alumni, FI, Adjunct
  • $75- VET, Student free with promo-code

Meet the Speaker

Dr. Bernard Showers, DSW, LCSW, earned his MSW at Shippensburg University in 2010. He is currently employed as an Adjunct Professor with several universities, including the University of Kentucky, the University of Maryland, and Simmons University. Bernard has over ten years of experience as a licensed social worker. He provides therapy for various ages and presenting problems; however, he specializes in treating substance use disorders, Co-Occurring Disorders, Anxiety, and Depression. He employs an eclectic approach to therapy utilizing various evidence-based practices, including Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.

He is currently one of approximately 1,500 Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) members worldwide. Mr. Showers has trained aspiring and active independent practitioners at many colleges, universities, governmental agencies, and companies around the United States. In addition to Motivational Interviewing, Mr. Showers has developed, presented, and published several continuing education workshops on family involvement in substance use treatment, ASAM criteria, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, and group therapy. The Beck Institute has also trained Mr. Showers in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy.

Bernard is a graduate of the inaugural class of The University of Kentucky’s Doctorate of Social Work (DSW) Program. In July 2021, Bernard Showers was the lead author on the manuscript Medication for Opioid Use Disorder in Rural America: A Review of the Literature published in the APA’s Journal of Rural Mental Health. He is passionate about bringing awareness and solutions to enhance social work students’ preparedness in meeting the nation’s micro, mezzo, and macro-level substance use needs, as examined in his doctoral capstone project titled Substance use education in social work programs: Time for a mandate?

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Adelphi University School of Social Work is an approved provider for continuing education credits for the following:

  • Social Workers
  • LMHC
  • LMFT
  • CASAC Renewal upon approval
  • APA Psychology
  • LCAT
  • NYSED Psychology

Successful completion for the award of approved continuing education credits requires attendance at the entire training/workshop and submission of a completed evaluation form.

New York State Office of the Professions (NYSED) regulations require that participants must be present for the entire approved educational activity in order to receive a certificate for continuing education hours. There is no accommodation in the State regulations for late arrival, late return from lunch or breaks, or early departure. According to NYSED, in order to award social work CEs; “When you offer a multi-day or multi-part course/educational activity, the learner must complete all parts in order to earn the certificate for contact hours, in the same way that a student must complete a semester-long course to receive college credit. You may not award partial credit for a program, even a one-day program, if the learner does not complete all requirements at that time.”

Cancellation Policy

Unfortunately, we cannot provide refunds for cancellations made seven working days or fewer before the event for any reason—or for no-shows. We can provide credit towards a future workshop up to 24 hours before the event. After that, no credit will be issuedCancellation Policy Unfortunately, we cannot provide refunds for cancellations made seven working days or fewer before the event for any reason—or for no-shows. We can provide credit towards a future workshop up to 24 hours before the event. After that, no credit will be issued.

Accessibility Statement

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Adelphi University require that all events be accessible. To request a reasonable accommodation, please contact the event host identified on the event webpage; please allow for a reasonable time frame. The event host, when necessary, will collaborate with the Student Access Office.

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