March 5, 2013 - March 7, 2013
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

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February 22, 2013 (11:59 PM) EST

Motivational Interviewing at 2013 Lake Geauga Training Committee

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Deana Leber-George, MEd, PCC-S, consultant and trainer at the Center for Evidence-Based Practices at Case Western Reserve University will present three workshops on the practice and supervision of Motivational Interviewing (MI) at the "2013 Educational Ensemble" of the Lake Geauga Training Committee of Painesville, Ohio. Deadline to register is February 22.

Workshop Details

Title: Motivational Interviewing
  • Dates:  March 5, 6 & 7, 2013
  • Times:  8:30 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Location:  Mentor Civic Center; Mentor, Ohio
  • Registration Options:
Option 1: Non-Supervisors sign up for the first two days (March 5 & 6) at a cost of $90.00.
Option 2: Supervisors need to sign up for all 3 days (March 5, 6 & 7) at a cost of $120.
  • Abstract:  MI is a collaborative, person-centered form of guiding to elicit and strengthen motivation for change by working with clients to assist them in accessing their intrinsic motivation to change behaviors that contradict their values and interfere with the achievement of their life goals. Learn more about MI on this website (click here).
Day 1 (March 5): Motivational Interviewing. This workshop introduces participants to the philosophical roots and essential constructs of the model. Participants will engage in skill-building exercises to assist them in utilizing approaches and strategies to respond to resistance in clinical settings.
Day 2 (March 6): Motivational Interviewing. This workshop will discuss experiences integrating the model into one's clinical work. Introduction to specific techniques to recognize, elicit, and strengthen change talk, as well as consolidate a person's commitment to change. Participants will have an opportunity to practice role/real-play with other group exercises.
Day 3 (March 7): Motivational Interviewing for Clinical Supervisors. This workshop emphasizes that clinical supervisors who provide meaningful supervision of MI skill development to service-team members must be equipped with tools, including skill evaluation, clinical feedback, and planning. Supervisor participants must have prior training and experience in MI.


Deana Leber-George, MEd, LPCC-S


  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Chemical Dependency Counselors
  • Teachers
  • Law Enforcement
  • Peer Specialists


The "2013 Educational Ensemble" is sponsored by the Lake Geauga Training Committee, which is comprised of local professionals who serve in counseling, education, juvenile detention, law enforcement, social services, and treatment/recovery agencies throughout Lake and Geauga Counties in Ohio. Its main purpose is to provide high-quality training and training opportunities at low cost.

Workshop Titles

There are 11 workshops in the 2013 Educational Ensemble. Choose from these titles. To learn more about each, visit the sponsoring organization's website (see below).
  • Compulsive Hair Pulling and other Compulsive Body Focused Behaviors
  • Professional Ethics for the Mental Health and Addictions Practitioner
  • Social Media: How to Develop Your PVI
  • To Report or Not Report That Is the Question: Educator Legal and Practice Implications of Mandatory Reporting: From
  • Investigation through Court Testimony
  • Playful/Creative Techniques with Children and Teens
  • Attachment-Childhood Trauma Pathway to Adult
  • Drug Update 2013: The Changing Chemistry of Drugs Today
  • Child Traumatic Stress and Trauma-Informed Care
  • Gambling: Understanding, Assessing, and Treating Problems Related to Gambling
  • Impact of Divorce on Children
  • Motivational Interviewing


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Questions about the 2013 Educational Ensemble can be directed to:

Questions about registration for the 2013 Educational Ensemble can be directed to:

  • Terri Worthington
    Workshop Registrar
    Lake Geauga Training Committee
    P.O. Box 387
    Burton, OH 44021
    p. 440-834-4656
    f. 440-834-0057


  • Friday, February 22, 2013


Lake Geauga Training Committee
P.O. Box 490/LCNA
Painesville, OH 44077







Deana Leber-George, MEd, LPCC-S, is a consultant and trainer at the Center for Evidence-Based Practices (CEBP) at Case Western Reserve University and its Ohio Substance Abuse and Mental Illness Coordinating Center of Excellence (Ohio SAMI CCOE) initiative. She provides technical assistance (program consultation, clinical consultation, and training) to service systems and organizations that are implementing evidence-based practices, emerging best practices, and other strategies that improve quality of life and other outcomes for people diagnosed with severe mental illness and substance use disorders.

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