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  • CEs: 5 Core Education Clock Hours for Psychologists (through APA) or 5 "Related" Continuing Education Hours for Counselors (through LPCA of GA), Social Workers (through GSCSW) & Marriage and Family Therapists (through GAMFT).
  • Format: On-Demand Webinar (“Asynchronous”) ~ At your leisure to be viewed at your own pace. You may pause, rewind, and fast forward at any point during the videos. You are in complete control of how you view this workshop. It also comes with a PowerPoint and references. There is a quiz at the end to ensure viewing and required by all CE approval organizations.
  • Investment: $115
  • Presented by: Angela Bethea-Walsh, Ph.D.

Educational Objectives:

  • Identify the limitations of a confrontational helping style with ambivalent individuals or in response to relationship discord.
  • Describe the “Spirit” of Motivational Interviewing (MI).
  • Describe the four processes of MI (Engaging, Focusing, Evoking, Planning).
  • Practice strategies to respond effectively to clients’ reluctance or “resistance” to change.
  • Utilize three MI principles or interviewing skills to elicit intrinsic motivation to change in a non-confrontational style.
  • Explain ways to reinforce “change talk”.
  • Develop a plan for how to integrate MI into clinical practice.

Workshop Description:

Angela R. Bethea-Walsh, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist and member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) will provide a full-day introductory-level MI training designed for health care providers. This level of training is appropriate for individuals with minimal or moderate exposure to Motivational Interviewing.

Motivational Interviewing (MI) is an evidence-based, person-centered clinical treatment developed to engage individuals into treatment in contrast to the traditionally confrontational and sometimes demoralizing treatment that historically has been practiced in the healthcare field.

This workshop will address how to use MI methods with ambivalent clients. Dr. Bethea-Walsh will also discuss how to use MI methods to get unstuck with clients who are reluctant or “resistant” to change.

Dr. Bethea-Walsh proposes to present the underlying “Spirit” and principles of MI. She will present an overview of MI methods within “The four MI processes” framework: engaging, focusing, evoking, and planning. Identifying “change talk” (language about changing) and “sustain talk” (language about not changing/maintaining status quo) will be presented and discussed. Open Questions, Affirmations, Reflections, and Summaries (OARS) will be presented as methods designed to increase individuals’ motivation for change and decrease or “dance with” relationship discord (formerly referred to as “rolling with resistance”). Attention will be given to when it is not appropriate to use MI.

Participants will be guided through exercises including live demonstration and practice. These exercises are designed to help participants have “a taste” of MI interventions in contrast to more confrontational helping styles.

*Dr. Bethea-Walsh will not directly measure participants’ adherence to MI Spirit and methods or competency using MI during the workshop. Participants will not be trained to proficiency or as “experts” in MI during this workshop. If you find this workshop to be helpful, you may be interested in taking Dr. Bethea-Walsh's more advanced training after taking this one: https://www.theknowledgetree.org/p/motivational-in....

Presented by: Angela Bethea-Walsh, Ph.D.

Angela R. Bethea-Walsh, Ph.D., is a Licensed Psychologist in Georgia and a member of the international Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT). For over 10 years, she has been practicing Motivational Interviewing (MI) and training health care providers in MI practice. She has conducted MI training in a wide variety of settings, including primary care, emergency departments in trauma centers, inpatient and outpatient mental health/addictions, college counseling, corrections, integrated behavioral health, providers in mandated treatment for professional athletes, and school settings. She provides small group MI consultation to health care providers. She is also the Chief Behavioral Health Officer for Corporate Health Partners, where she provides MI coaching for health coaches, program directors and other administrators. Her trainings are fast-paced, highly informative and interactive. She is the owner of Bethea Consulting and Psychological Services, P.C., a private practice located in Atlanta, Georgia. For more information about Dr. Bethea-Walsh, her clinical work and workshop experience, go to: http://www.betheacps.com

What people are saying about this workshop:

  • "The presentation was professional and informative and provided helpful information and realistic steps and techniques that can be taken back and utilized in practice." - LT, APC
  • "Dr. Bethea-Walsh was great and kept it interesting. There were a lot of very helpful examples." - AH, LPC
  • "Dr. Angela Bethea-Walsh is very knowledgeable about Motivational Interviewing and does a great job fielding questions!" - CL, APC
  • "Excellent!! I learned how MI can be used with other modalities." - NJ, LCSW
  • "Very engaging. I learned a lot and it changed my view on ambivalence." - NT
  • "Enjoyed this very much- content is applicable to all of my clients!" - PS, APC
  • "Very knowledgeable and presented well" - VS, Psychologist
  • "I thought she was great - very personable and knowledgeable." - TPJ

5 Core or Related CE Clock Hours:

  • Psychologists: This workshop is approved for 5 Core CE hours. The Knowledge Tree (TKT) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. TKT maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
    • For Georgia Psychologists, all online webinars (both live/synchronous and on-demand/asynchronous) count the same as live for 2021 (including ethics). Therefore, this workshop is approved for 5 Core CE hours. The Board states it will go back to the pre-COVID rules in 2022. You may want to consider completing all 40 CEs this year while you have multiple viewing options.
    • Licensed in another state as a Psychologist? The Knowledge Tree is a Continuing Education Sponsor Approved (CESA) by APA, so all our workshops should satisfy your CE requirements, but please check your state rules regarding on-demand ("asynchronous") webinars.
  • Counselors: This workshop was previously approved for 5 Core CE hours through the Licensed Professional Counselors Association (LPCA) of Georgia, approval #2020-12-09-250LW.
    • Georgia Counselors: This workshop satisfies 5 "Related Hours" as an "on-demand/asynchronous" course. For more details about "Related" or "On-Demand" hours, please see the blue highlighted section below.
    • Licensed in another state? Please see the yellow highlighted section below.*
  • Social Workers: This workshop was previously approved for 5 Core CE hours through the Georgia Society for Clinical Social Work, approval #120220.
    • Georgia Social Workers: This workshop satisfies 5 "Related Hours" as an "on-demand/asynchronous" course. For more details about "Related" or "On-Demand" hours, please see the blue highlighted section below.
    • Licensed in another state? Please see the yellow highlighted section below.*
  • Marriage and Family Therapists: This workshop was previously approved for 5 CE hours through the Georgia Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, approval #148-2020.
    • Georgia Marriage & Family Therapists: This workshop satisfies 5 "Related Hours" as an "on-demand/asynchronous" course. For more details about "Related" or "On-Demand" hours, please see the blue highlighted section below.
    • Licensed in another state? Please see the yellow highlighted section below.
  • *Licensed in another state as a Counselor, Social Worker, or Marriage & Family Therapist? Many states will accept CEs for Counselors, Social Workers, & MFTs if that workshop has approved status from another state. Additionally, we have National Approval for all of our courses through the American Psychological Association (APA), so this workshop should satisfy your “Related Hours” option (meaning a course Nationally Approved in the related field of Psychology), but please check your specific state rules and regulations.
  • The Georgia Board of Professional Counselors, Social Workers and Marriage & Family Therapists & Ethics: For all Masters Licensed Therapists in Georgia, On-Demand ("Asynchronous") Webinars are considered "Related" hours. Related hours are allowed to comprise up to 15 hours of the total 35 hours required per renewal period (10 hours of On-Demand are expressly permitted, and the extra 5 would be your optional Independent Study hours). Please see our Live Webinars for more synchronous options if needed. And for details regarding this new rule (Oct 2020) from the Secretary of State, click here.

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