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Recorded on February 13, 2019

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The greatest challenge using motivational interviewing (MI) may be finding the “true” ambivalence it’s supposed to address. This webinar is designed to assist clinicians who want to use MI effectively with clients with co-occurring disorders. By returning to the basics and exploring the areas of focus and evocation, each participant will learn when it’s appropriate to use MI. By helping the client reveal what they are conflicted about, they begin to make their own arguments for change. It is particularly effective with those presenting with co-occurring disorders since their resistance to change is often quite challenging.

Learning Objectives
  • Apply the theory and methods of motivational interviewing (MI) to the therapeutic relationship with clients with co-occurring disorders.
  • Demonstrate specific motivational interviewing skills to respond to resistance and overcome obstacles to recovery.
  • Synthesize motivational interviewing techniques with other evidence-based approaches to improve patient outcomes.

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Earn 1.5 Continuing Education Hours (CEs)

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This webinar is NOT eligible for ASWB ACE CE hours or NASW CE hours.


Richard Choate, LADC, CADC II, has worked in the field of communication for over 45 years and professionally in the area of addiction and recovery for 17 years. He was a counselor and supervisor at Hazelden Betty Ford in Center City, MN. As Manager of Recovery Support, he was a key developer of the Connection program, a very successful enhanced case management program. Choate was a lecturer and presented workshops on Relapse Prevention and the Twelve-Step Program. He presented trainings on motivational interviewing and recovery management for Hazelden Betty Ford staff and the Professionals in Residence (PIR) program. He is currently a content expert/adjunct instructor with the Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies. He instructs the online course “Advanced Motivational Interviewing.”

Who Should Attend

Addiction professionals, employee assistance professionals, social workers, mental health counselors, professional counselors, psychologists, and other helping professionals that are interested in learning about addiction-related matters.

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