Using MI Techniques to Spark Achievement Motivation in Children and Youths

Save the Date: Thursday, November 2, 2017


What: A three-hour workshop eligible for 3 CEUs

Where: Meeting Room @ Middlebury Regional Emergency & Medical Services,

located at 55 Collins Drive, Middlebury, VT 05753

When: 1 to 4 p.m.

Registration Fee (includes certificate): $35


We are pleased to announce the third in our Fay Honey Knopp Institute series of professional training workshops for Vermont counselors, educators, and mentors. The title of this workshop is, Using MI Techniques to Spark Achievement Motivation in Children and Youths. The presenter, David Prescott, MSW, LICSW, Clinical Services Director of the Becket Family of Services in Maine, is the author or coauthor of numerous books and journal articles on the subject of motivational interviewing (MI), including Awakening Motivation for Difficult Changes and Enhancing Motivation in Treatment.

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Workshop Overview

Motivational interviewing is a collaborative style of communication designed to strengthen a person’s motivation to work towards a specific goal. The presenter will discuss:

  • the four processes involved in MI: engaging, focusing, evoking, and planning, and
  • the five key MI communication skills: asking open questions, affirming, reflecting, summarizing, and providing information and advice with permission.

Each of these processes and skills builds on a fundamental spirit of approaching each interaction with an attitude of partnership, acceptance, compassion, and attempts to evoke the youth’s own motivations for change.

You can sign up now through our webstore (simply click on the image of David Prescott), or sign up over the phone by calling our office at 802-247-3132.

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