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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

9 AM - 3 PM

Using SBIRT/Motivational Interviewing to effectively engage patients with chronic disease and substance use risks.

The training is focused on working with clients to help motivate them toward wellness and co-morbid chronic disease and substance use/mood disorders such as depression or anxiety.  The focus will be on learning and practicing motivational interviewing skills to help create a collaboration with the client to help activate to take charge of their own health.

Presenter(s):  Richard Pinckney MD, MPH; Alan Rubin, MD

Vermont Department of Health
108 Cherry Street, Burlington, VT

Target Audience:
Vermont AHS staff, & mental health & medical providers

Credits Provided:
4.5 CEUs requested

Additional Information:
Objectives of MI Chronic Disease Training:
  • Building effective conversations, the spirit, skills and an understanding of the four structural processes of the style of communication; engagement; focusing; evocation, planning.
  • Building an effective rapport and create authentic engagement (working alliance) with people & their families while doing a brief intervention for comorbid chronic disease & substance use risk.
  • Using effective empathetic, compassionate communication.
  • Providing “How to” advice and information collaboratively.
  • Participants will know how to increase intrinsic motivation for change.
  • Understanding of the core spirit & skills of screenings and brief intervention.
  • Understanding of evidence based practice of listening and effective responses for working with sensitive topics, major life decisions (ex. use of alcohol and other drugs, including nicotine, marijuana etc.) and other chronic health issues focus.
  • Practicing MI skills with standardized patient actors trained at providing effective feedback to develop skills competencies.
Day includes two 15-minute breaks and one hour for lunch

Contact:   Brittany Kirvan
Email:   brittany@pear-vt.org
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Area Health Education Center

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