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Motivational Interviewing Training October 2015

Intensive Introductory Training with David MacBryde, M.A.
October 14-16, 2015 - 9:00am-5:00pm
Simpkins Center, Santa Cruz
REGISTRATION & PAYMENT MUST BE RECEIVED BY October 5, 2015
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Previous 2015 Trainings:


Motivational Interviewing Training July 2015

Intensive Introductory Training with David MacBryde, M.A.
July 29-31, 2015 - 9:00am-5:00pm
Quaker Meeting House, 225 Rooney St., Santa Cruz
 

ADVANCED MOTIVATIONAL INTERVIEWING TRAINING
2 Full Days of Advanced Training Facilitated by David MacBryde, M.A.

Thursday, May 21 & Friday, May 22, 20159:00am-5:00pm each day

Harvey West Park Scouthouse, Santa Cruz

14 hours of advanced training designed for those who have completed the introductory intensive and have some experience applying MI in their clinical setting. This training will assist participants in moving from basic foundational competence to a more advanced level of skill in working with clients to access, catalyze, and sustain motivation to change.

Advanced Training Participants will learn:

  • Advanced OARS techniques and theory
  • Advanced skills in Conversational Rhythm, Working with “Stuck” Clients, and Working with Mandated Clients.
  • Advanced skills in how to use reflection strategically and directionally to deepen change talk

About the Instructor: David MacBryde has worked in community mental health for almost 20 years, has been a Motivational Interviewing practitioner for 14 years, a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) since 2007, and has been lucky enough to experience in-depth training from many well-known MI "masters" both here and abroad. He provides training, coaching, and guidance to public and private mental health agencies that serve adults, foster care youth, adolescents, and clients with domestic violence, addiction, mental health, criminal justice, and other change-related issues. He also works with agencies that want to embody an MI approach throughout their service delivery, and helps them design and implement ongoing, multi-year, strategic MI implementation plans that resonate with their values.


SEEKING SAFETY
A one-day training with Gabriella Grant, M.A.

May 12, 2015
9:00am-4:00pm

Peace United Church of Christ, 900 High Street, Santa Cruz

Seeking Safety is a present-focused treatment for clients with a history of trauma and substance abuse. The treatment was designed for flexible use: group or individual format, male and female clients, and a variety of settings (e.g., outpatient, inpatient, residential). Seeking Safety focuses on coping skills and psychoeducation and has five key principles: (1) safety as the overarching goal (helping clients attain safety in their relationships, thinking, behavior, and emotions); (2) integrated treatment (working on both posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and substance abuse at the same time); (3) a focus on ideals to counteract the loss of ideals in both PTSD and substance abuse; (4) four content areas: cognitive, behavioral, interpersonal, and case management; and (5) attention to clinician processes (helping clinicians work on countertransference, self-care, and other issues).

About the Instructor: Gabriella Grant, MA, trains professionals in the social services on an array of topics, including trauma, substance abuse, PTSD, eating disorders, problem gambling, domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse. She has provided training and consultation for Treatment Innovations since 2009, and conducts Seeking Safety in a community setting. Her connection to Seeking Safety began in 2006, when she oversaw a statewide project in California to increase access to domestic violence shelters by women with mental health and/or substance abuse issues.; as part of that project, she coordinated the training on Seeking Safety and helped guide and evaluate its implementation within domestic violence shelters. She has worked with criminal justice agencies, the courts, social service agencies and public health departments.


MOTIVATIONAL INTERVIEWING PRACTICE GROUP

Every other Wednesday, February 25 through May 6 (2/25, 3/11, 3/25, 4/8, 4/22, 5/6)
9:00-11:00am each day

Head Start Pink Room, 225 Westridge Dr., Watsonville
 
Want to increase your Motivational Interviewing skills? Join the next Practice Group! As a graduate of the Motivational Interviewing 3-Day Introductory Intensive Training, we welcome you to grow your skills by attending an MI Practice Group! The Practice Group curriculum will provide individuals who attended the Intensive Introductory Training (3 Days) the opportunity to build and strengthen their MI skills. This will give participants an opportunity to deepen skills in an intimate, ongoing environment.  Participation in the practice sessions will also include ample opportunities for skill practice and case consultation, Qualitative analysis/coding of 2 audiotaped client interactions, along with coaching and phone consultation, and Pre- and post- evaluation of skill level.
 
Though the practice group, participants will:

  • Gain increased confidence and competence in applying MI in their work
  • Be provided with opportunities for practicing conversational rhythm, sustained reflective listening, and guidance on improving question-reflection ratios.
  • Learn how to use the Values Card Sort
  • Increase their globals on the MITI

About the Instructor: David MacBryde has worked in community mental health for almost 20 years, has been a Motivational Interviewing practitioner for 14 years, a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) since 2007, and has been lucky enough to experience in-depth training from many well-known MI "masters" both here and abroad. He provides training, coaching, and guidance to public and private mental health agencies that serve adults, foster care youth, adolescents, and clients with domestic violence, addiction, mental health, criminal justice, and other change-related issues. He also works with agencies that want to embody an MI approach throughout their service delivery, and helps them design and implement ongoing, multi-year, strategic MI implementation plans that resonate with their values.


MOTIVATIONAL INTERVIEWING INTRODUCTORY INTENSIVE TRAINING
Facilitated by David MacBryde, M.A.

APRIL 15-17, 2015

9:00am-5:00pm each day

Harvey West Park Scout House, Santa Cruz
 
This training provides 21 hours of intensive, interactive and experiential, high-level training in the theory, principles, and skills of Motivational Interviewing. Participants will be guided through a sequence of learning activities designed to explore, re-think, and formulate counseling skills vis-a-vis motivation and behavior change. Exercises will include real-time demonstrations by the trainer, “real-plays” with participants, video clips, small group exercises, and lots of opportunities for participants to practice and receive supportive feedback. Additionally, participants will have the opportunity to develop a personal “change plan” for integrating the core skills, strategies, and spirit of Motivational Interviewing into their own counseling practice.

As a result of this training, participants will gain:

  • A solid foundation in the spirit of Motivational Interviewing
  • Core skills to begin practicing
  • A “learn how to learn MI” perspective
  • The opportunity to participate in a monthly practice group

About the Instructor: David MacBryde has worked in community mental health for almost 20 years, has been a Motivational Interviewing practitioner for 14 years, a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) since 2007, and has been lucky enough to experience in-depth training from many well-known MI "masters" both here and abroad. He provides training, coaching, and guidance to public and private mental health agencies that serve adults, foster care youth, adolescents, and clients with domestic violence, addiction, mental health, criminal justice, and other change-related issues. He also works with agencies that want to embody an MI approach throughout their service delivery, and helps them design and implement ongoing, multi-year, strategic MI implementation plans that resonate with their values.


MINDFULNESS TRAINING
Facilitated by Dr. Bob Stahl
February 9 - April 13, 2015

Hours and locations vary

This eight-week Mindfulness training, facilitated by Dr. Bob Stahl, lays the foundation of theory and practice of mindfulness awareness practices.

Training participants will develop the following skills:

  • Redirection of attention from deficiencies to strengths
  • Cultivation of non-reactive attention
  • Mindful pausing, listening and speaking
  • Increased personal agency, compassion and empathy

About the Instructor: Bob Stahl, Ph.D. has founded 7 Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction programs in medical centers throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and currently directs programs at Dominican Hospital in Santa Cruz, El Camino Hospital in Mountain View, and O'Connor Hospital in San Jose.


MOTIVATIONAL INTERVIEWING INTRODUCTORY INTENSIVE TRAINING
Facilitated by David MacBryde, M.A.

February 11-13, 2015

9:00am-5:00pm each day

Harvey West Park Scouthouse, Santa Cruz
 
This training provides 21 hours of intensive, interactive and experiential, high-level training in the theory, principles, and skills of Motivational Interviewing. Participants will be guided through a sequence of learning activities designed to explore, re-think, and formulate counseling skills vis-a-vis motivation and behavior change. Exercises will include real-time demonstrations by the trainer, “real-plays” with participants, video clips, small group exercises, and lots of opportunities for participants to practice and receive supportive feedback. Additionally, participants will have the opportunity to develop a personal “change plan” for integrating the core skills, strategies, and spirit of Motivational Interviewing into their own counseling practice.

As a result of this training, participants will gain:

  • A solid foundation in the spirit of Motivational Interviewing
  • Core skills to begin practicing
  • A “learn how to learn MI” perspective
  • The opportunity to participate in a monthly practice group

About the Instructor: David MacBryde has worked in community mental health for almost 20 years, has been a Motivational Interviewing practitioner for 14 years, a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) since 2007, and has been lucky enough to experience in-depth training from many well-known MI "masters" both here and abroad. He provides training, coaching, and guidance to public and private mental health agencies that serve adults, foster care youth, adolescents, and clients with domestic violence, addiction, mental health, criminal justice, and other change-related issues. He also works with agencies that want to embody an MI approach throughout their service delivery, and helps them design and implement ongoing, multi-year, strategic MI implementation plans that resonate with their values.


CLINICAL CONSIDERATIONS IN ASSESSING AND TREATING SUBSTANCE USE DISORDERS
Taught by Mark Stanford, PhD

February 9 and 23, and March 2, 9, 23 and 30, 2015
9:30-10:30 am each day

542 Ocean Street, Conference Room A

This 6 hour training series will give a basic overview of substance use disorders (SUD) as well as outline some evidence-based practices in treatment.  Substance use disorders are prevalent throughout health care but mostly go unnoticed and unfortunately, untreated.   Many counselors and therapists have been underexposed to treatment interventions for substance abuse.

By the end of the training, participants will have been given the opportunity to:

  • Understand the established diagnostic criteria for substance use disorders (SUD) and describe treatment modalities and placement criteria within the continuum of care
  • Explore effective ways to handle compulsive illicit drug seeking/using behaviors in transition aged youth
  • Improve the ability to understand the complexities of SUD.
  • Improve on the ability to help those affected by drug use to make effective decisions.
  • Be aware of indications to manage a coordinated referral to treatment of more severe cases 9of SUD .
  • Recognize that crisis may indicate an underlying substance use disorder and may be a window of opportunity for change.
  • Become familiar with Federal law the confidentiality and protection of persons in treatment for SUD.

About the Instructor: Mark Stanford, Ph.D. has been in the behavioral health field for over 30 years.  He is currently the Sr. Director of Integrated Behavioral Health at Encompass Community Services in Santa Cruz, California.  He is also an educator in behavioral health science at Cabrillo College and was faculty at Stanford University School of Medicine Psychiatry and Behavioral Science.   Mark is the author of 4 books including Behavioral Pharmacology of Substance Abuse Disorders and Mental Illness. Finally, Dr Stanford expertise and trainings on addiction science, evidence-based best clinical practice standards, and improving delivery systems of care using research-based methods that can support the changing landscape of health care focusing on the integration of services in alcohol/drug and mental health and within primary care medicine.


MOTIVATIONAL INTERVIEWING PRACTICE GROUP

Every other Tuesday, November 4, 2014 through February 3, 2015
3:00-5:00pm each day

Encompass Board Room, 716 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz (Second Floor)
 
Want to increase your Motivational Interviewing skills? Join the next Practice Group! As a graduate of the Motivational Interviewing 3-Day Introductory Intensive Training, we welcome you to grow your skills by attending an MI Practice Group! The Practice Group curriculum will provide individuals who attended the Intensive Introductory Training (3 Days) the opportunity to build and strengthen their MI skills. This will give participants an opportunity to deepen skills in an intimate, ongoing environment.  Participation in the practice sessions will also include ample opportunities for skill practice and case consultation, Qualitative analysis/coding of 2 audiotaped client interactions, along with coaching and phone consultation, and Pre- and post- evaluation of skill level.
 
Though the practice group, participants will:

  • Gain increased confidence and competence in applying MI in their work
  • Be provided with opportunities for practicing conversational rhythm, sustained reflective listening, and guidance on improving question-reflection ratios.
  • Learn how to use the Values Card Sort
  • Increase their globals on the MITI

About the Instructor: David MacBryde has worked in community mental health for almost 20 years, has been a Motivational Interviewing practitioner for 14 years, a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) since 2007, and has been lucky enough to experience in-depth training from many well-known MI "masters" both here and abroad. He provides training, coaching, and guidance to public and private mental health agencies that serve adults, foster care youth, adolescents, and clients with domestic violence, addiction, mental health, criminal justice, and other change-related issues. He also works with agencies that want to embody an MI approach throughout their service delivery, and helps them design and implement ongoing, multi-year, strategic MI implementation plans that resonate with their values.