Special Topics in Motivational Interviewing: Substance Use Disorder, Ambivalent Partners, and Ambivalent Parents - 5 CEUs


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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
  • Prerequisite: Must have taken an introductory course or have knowledge in Motivational Interviewing prior to registering for this workshop. Click here for Dr. Bethea-Walsh's Introductory Course.

Educational Objectives:

  • Identify the benefits of MI with ambivalent individuals or in response to relationship discord as well as specific issues people are facing with COVID-19 stressors.
  • Review how the “Spirit” and method of MI can be used to strategically influence a client’s decision to change in ways that are consistent with their values/goals, while respecting autonomy.
  • Utilize 3 MI principles or interviewing skills to cultivate change talk specific to ambivalent relationships and substance misuse and relevant issues facing individuals, couples and parents during COVID-19.
  • Practice strategies to respond effectively to clients’ reluctance or “resistance” to change.
  • Observe and discuss videotaped demonstrations of MI.
  • Develop a plan for how to integrate MI into clinical practice with these populations in particular.

Workshop Description:

This workshop is designed for individuals who have completed introductory Motivational Interviewing (MI) training and who have practiced MI in applied settings. Dr. Bethea-Walsh will discuss use of MI to increase motivation to change for different clinical populations: individuals engaging in substance misuse and use disorder; ambivalent parents of children receiving treatment; and ambivalent partners in couples therapy. This workshop will review how the “Spirit” and method of MI can be used to strategically influence a client’s decision to change in ways that are consistent with their values/goals, while respecting autonomy. Participants will be guided through small group practice to facilitate a progression from intermediate- to advanced-level of clinical skill development. This workshop will also include video demonstration and live demonstration of MI methods.

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

Angela R. Bethea-Walsh, Ph.D., is a Licensed Psychologist in Georgia. She received her doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology from Lehigh University. She completed a 3-year Postdoctoral Fellowship in Clinical Health and Addictions Psychology at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.

She is currently the owner of Bethea Consulting and Psychological Services, P.C. (Bethea CPS), a private practice located in Atlanta, Georgia. As a Psychologist, she specializes in delivering evidence-based, culturally-sensitive interventions to treat problematic substance use, substance use disorders, stress related to racial and sexual identity development, relationship concerns, depression, anxiety (including performance anxiety), insomnia, weight loss, chronic pain and illness management.

She conducts substance use evaluations with collegiate and professional athletes. She provides psychological screens for medical interventions, such as bariatric surgery and fertility/reproduction treatment including 3rd party reproduction (i.e., gestational surrogates). She also provides clinical supervision and consultation.

Dr. Bethea-Walsh is a member of the international Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT). For almost 15 years, she has been practicing Motivational Interviewing (MI). She has been training health care providers in MI practice for over 10 years. She has conducted MI training in a wide variety of clinical settings, mandated programs for professional athletes and programs providing support for women involved in sex trafficking. She provides a monthly online consultation group, “MI Change Cre8tors” for healthcare providers feeling stuck in work with ambivalent or “resistant” clients. She is also the Chief Behavioral Officer for Corporate Health Partners, where she provides MI coaching for health coaches, program directors and other administrators. Dr. Bethea-Walsh's trainings are fast-paced, highly informative and interactive.

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 #2020-06-18-039AW.
    • 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 #060920.
    • 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 #089-2020.
    • 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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