Motivational Interviewing: Engaging People in a Meaningful Change Process
$350/20 CECs or $970/2 quarter units
Brian Serna, M.A., LPCC, LADAC, MAC
Tuesdays, Jan. 14 through March 11, 6–9 pm (No class on Feb. 11 or Feb. 25)
Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a relatively new approach to helping people find and activate their own resources for change. In this course students will learn about the theoretical basis for MI and touch on the supporting research for the approach. Students will learn how to apply MI techniques and strategies to a variety of issues including addiction, depression and anxiety. MI will also be applied experientially to assist students to make changes in their own lives that will increase balance and wellness. Finally, upon completion of the course the students will also be able to integrate MI with other theories and skill sets in a manner that is coherent and meaningful.
(One of 3 required courses for students who intend to pursue a LADAC credential.)
Brian Serna, M.A., LPCC, LADAC, MAC, is a nationally recognized trainer in the treatment of addictions. He also facilitates workshops on improving cross-cultural counseling skills, treating co-occurring disorders, ethics and working with adolescents. He is currently the clinical supervisor for a Native American behavioral health program on the Isleta Pueblo.