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August 7, 2012

BETTER HEALTH

SAMHSA Webinars teach motivational interviewing for integrated primary and behavioral healthcare

Jeremy Evenden, MSSA, LISW-S, and Deborah Myers, MEd, PCC-S, of the Center for Evidence-Based Practices at Case Western Reserve University are presenting three separate yet related webinars as part of the "Motivational Interviewing Webinar Series: Helping People Embrace Behavior Change in Healthcare Settings," which is sponsored by the SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions.

This three-part webinar series is intended to offer participants concrete skills that they can use in their practice. The series is designed to be useful regardless of whether you participate in one, two, or all three webinars. Space at these events is limited, so register today and sign-in early  on the day of the event to reserve your place.

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SAMHSA does not issue continuing education credits for these webinar events.


ABOUT THE EVENTS

1.) Engaging People in Discussions about Health-Related Changes

This webinar is designed for those who serve people with behavioral and/or primary healthcare needs. Those who should attend include clinical staff, support staff, and peers, among others. Participants will learn about the change process and important considerations when engaging people in behavior change discussions.  

ABOUT THE PRESENTERS

Jeremy S. Evenden, MSSA, LISW-S, is a consultant and trainer at the Center for Evidence-Based Practices at Case Western Reserve University and a member of the international Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT). Prior to joining the center, Evenden worked in community mental health in northeast Ohio as a case manager, therapist, and clinical supervisor (get bio).

 

Deborah Myers, MEd, PCC-S, is a consultant and trainer at the Center for Evidence-Based Practices at Case Western Reserve University, and a member of the international Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT). Prior to joining our Center, Myers worked as a program manager in community behavioral healthcare in northwest Ohio (get bio).

  • Date: August 15, 2012
  • Time: 2 to 3:30 pm (EST)
  • Cost: $0/ Free
  • CEUs: n/a
  • Presenter: Jeremy Evenden, MSSA, LISW-S
  • More info: (click here)
  • Register online via SAMHSA: (click here)
  • Event archive, when available; see "Previous Webinar" section of SAMHSA website (click here).

2.) Enhancing Strategies to Promote Individual Change in Primary Healthcare Settings

This webinar is designed for primary care staff members who work in integrated care settings. Participants will learn skills to increase the likelihood that individuals will understand information; to help individuals develop motivation to change; and to help individuals consider steps toward health-related changes. 

  • Date: September 5, 2012
  • Time: 2 to 3:30 pm (EST)
  • Cost: $0/ Free
  • CEUs: n/a
  • Presenter: Deborah Myers, MEd, PCC-S
  • More info: (click here)
  • Register online via SAMHSA: (click here)
  • Event archive, when available; see "Previous Webinar" section of SAMHSA website (click here).

3.) Enhancing Strategies to Promote Individual Change in Behavioral Healthcare Settings

This webinar is designed for behavioral healthcare staff members who work in an integrated care setting. It will teach participants how to evaluate the importance an individual places upon particular behavioral changes. It will teach approaches for helping the individual consider the limitations and the benefits of a potential change. Emphasis will be placed upon how to recognize an individual's movement toward change and how to reinforce that movement. 

  • Date: September 19, 2012
  • Time: 2 to 3:30 pm (EST)
  • Cost: $0/ Free
  • CEUs: n/a
  • Presenter: Jeremy Evenden, MSSA, LISW-S
  • More info: (click here)
  • Register online via SAMHSA: (click here)
  • Event archive, when available; see "Previous Webinar" section of SAMHSA website (click here).

ABOUT THE WEBINAR SERIES

Healthcare professionals often struggle to understand why those they serve do not follow a care plan to address their health and/or behavioral health conditions. While many effective treatment approaches exist for individuals who are ready to make health-related changes, helping these individuals explore the impact of their conditions, consider what to do, and adhere to a treatment regimen can create unique challenges that the healthcare system is less prepared to address.

The three-part "Motivational Interviewing Webinar Series: Helping People Embrace Behavior Change in Healthcare Settings" is designed to teach primary and behavioral healthcare providers and staff members strategies that they can use to support readiness for health-related behavior change among individuals they serve.

Motivational Interviewing (MI) is an evidence-based approach with demonstrated efficacy in both behavioral and primary healthcare settings. It is a collaborative, person-centered form of guidance to elicit and strengthen an individual's own motivation for change. It includes the person as an active partner in his or her health-related change process.


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Consult our online event calendar for a complete list of upcoming training events from the Center for Evidence-Based Practices at Case Western Reserve University (click here).

 

 

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