February 4, 2013
Probation Officers Learn Motivational Interventions for Behavior Change
—Scott Gerhard, MA, LSW, of our Center will present a training session, titled "Why Won't My Clients Do What I Tell Them To?," at a meeting of the Ohio Chief Probation Officers Association (OCPOA) on Thursday, February 7. This session examines change from a client-centered perspective, drawing upon stage-wise principles and motivational interventions. This training is designed for chief administrators of probation services and community control agencies and their staff and will
- Explain why and how people engage in change and examine human change processes, including resistance, ambivalence, motivation, and the righting-reflex
- Define the Transtheoretical Model of Change (TTM) and its Stages of Change
- Define the four principles of Motivational Interviewing (MI), the Spirit of MI, and common traps
Stages of Change and Motivational Interviewing are core components of evidence-based practices for people with serious mental illness (SMI) and substance use disorders, such as Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment (IDDT).
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).
- Training Title: Why Won't My Clients Do What I Tell Them To?
- Date: Thursday, February 7, 2013
- Time: 9:30 am to 12 noon
- Location: Crowne Plaza Hotel, Columbus, Ohio
- Event Sponsor: Ohio Chief Probation Officers Association (OCPOA)
- More Info: http://www.ocpoa.net/ocpoatraining.html
- Motivational Interviewing (MI) (click here)
- Transtheoretical Model of Change (TTM) & Stages of Change (click here)