Scott Gerhard, MA, LSW, consultant and trainer, Center for Evidence-Based Practices at Case Western Reserve University
 
Scott Gerhard, MA, LSW, consultant and trainer, Center for Evidence-Based Practices at Case Western Reserve University
 

 
 
 
 
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December 8, 2011

CLINICAL SKILLS

Gerhard presents motivational interviewing training series in central Ohio, January to April 2012

[Editor's note: This story has been revised to reflect a change in dates and times for the training events listed below.]

Columbus, OH—Join consultant and trainer Scott Gerhard, MA, LSW,  at his Motivational Interviewing (MI) training events in Columbus, Ohio, from January to April 2012. Register online today. Participants engage in skill-building exercises to learn MI's client-centered approaches for responding to desire for change and resistance to change among individuals with severe mental illness and/or substance use disorders in a number of service settings (e.g., IDDT, ACT, other best practices). $60 each event. Get CEUs & supervisory credit.

MI is an evidence-based treatment that is one of the best available to address ambivalence to change. MI is a conversational approach designed to help people discover their own interest in considering and making a positive change in their lives. It helps them express in their own words their desire for change (i.e., "change-talk") about a number of personal issues, such as the following: diet; exercise; managing symptoms of mental illness and physical illness; reducing and eliminating the use of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs.

MI is a core component of several SAMHSA-recognized evidence-based practices and other emerging and best practices, such as the following:

  • Assertive Community Treatment (ACT)
  • Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment (IDDT)
  • Supported Employment/ Individual Placement and Support (SE/IPS)
  • Tobacco Recovery Across the Continuum (TRAC)
  • Benefits Planning (BP)
  • Illness Management and Recovery (IMR)
  • Wellness Management and Recovery (WMR)

To learn more , consult the "Practices" section of our website (click here).


OUR TRAINING APPROACH

We design our events to utilize case vignettes, group interaction, exercises, and examples specific to the unique practice settings of participants. We emphasize that skill development is accomplished through practice and effective supervision in the work environment. To learn more about our approach to consulting and training, visit the "Services" section of our website (click here).


THE EVENTS IN CENTRAL OHIO

Foundations of Motivational Interviewing, Part 1

ABOUT THE PRESENTER

Scott Gerhard, MA, LSW, is a consultant and trainer at the Center for Evidence-Based Practices at Case Western Reserve University. Prior to joining the center, Gerhard worked for many years in community mental health in central Ohio as a team leader and direct-service provider (get bio).

  • February 13, 2012 (rescheduled from January 9)
  • 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Columbus, Ohio
  • Cost, Ohio providers: $60 per person
  • Cost, Non-Ohio providers: $60 per person
  • CEUs: 5.5
  • Presenter: Scott Gerhard, MA, LSW, consultant and trainer, Center for Evidence-Based Practices
  • Learn more & register online (click here)

Foundations of Motivational Interviewing, Part 2

  • March 19, 2012 (rescheduled from February 13)
  • 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Columbus, Ohio
  • Cost, Ohio providers: $60 per person
  • Cost, Non-Ohio providers: $60 per person
  • CEUs: 5.5
  • Presenter: Scott Gerhard, MA, LSW, consultant and trainer, Center for Evidence-Based Practices
  • Learn more & register online (click here)

Motivatonal Interviewing, Resources for Clinical Supervisors

  • April 9, 2012 (rescheduled from March 19)
  • 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Columbus, Ohio
  • Cost, Ohio providers: $60 per person
  • Cost, Non-Ohio providers: $60 per person
  • CEUs: 5.5
  • Supervisory Credits: 5.5
  • Presenter: Scott Gerhard, MA, LSW, consultant and trainer, Center for Evidence-Based Practices
  • Learn more & register online (click here)

Motivational Interviewing, Applied Skills for Practice

  • April 30, 2012 (rescheduled from April 9)
  • 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Columbus, Ohio
  • Cost, Ohio providers: $60 per person
  • Cost, Non-Ohio providers: $60 per person
  • CEUs: 5.5
  • Presenter: Scott Gerhard, MA, LSW, consultant and trainer, Center for Evidence-Based Practices
  • Learn more & register online (click here)

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