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Recorded on Wednesday, September 7, 2016

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This workshop will explore the “spirit” of motivational interviewing and how it can be an effective adjunct to addiction treatment with criminal justice populations. Discussed will be how this approach can effectively contribute to short-term goals of treatment initiation and retention, and its potential in affecting long-term goals of ongoing change and reduction in recidivism. Included will be an exploration of punishment vs. motivation throughout the criminal justice culture and the ensuing challenges facing clinicians. Research studies that demonstrate the effectiveness of MI with both incarcerated clients as well as those in community correction settings will be reviewed. Also explored will be the potential benefits of probation, parole, and correction officer training in motivational interviewing.

Learning Objectives
  • Review the spirit of motivational interviewing with a particular emphasis on “change talk.”
  • Explore the use of motivational interviewing strategies with those diagnosed withsubstance use-disorders and/or those sentenced with substance use-related offenses.
  • Review evidence-based research on the use of motivational interviewing among criminal justice populations with substance use disorders.

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Tom Durham, PhD, LADC, has been in involved in the field of addiction treatment since 1974 as a counselor, clinical supervisor, program director and educator. As Director of Training at NAADAC, he is responsible for the assessment, coordination, curriculum development and delivery of training to professionals in the field of addictions treatment. Tom also teaches graduate courses in psychology at Northcentral University. Tom previously worked in government contracting with SAMHSA and the Department of Defense. He has also served as a consultant and trainer for the Federal Bureau of Prisons’ addiction treatment programs. A seasoned curriculum developer and trainer, Tom has been conducting training for over 25 years on a variety of topics on the treatment of addictions including motivational interviewing, co-occurring disorders, and clinical supervision.

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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