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Motivational Interviewing: An Introduction to Fundamentals (2 CE Hours)

  • Level: Beginner
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  • Price: $ 50.00
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Program Summary

As a client-centered method for effecting lasting change behavior, Motivational Interviewing (MI) or Motivation Enhanced approaches have applications in various settings including criminal justice, juvenile justice and human services.

Although best taught and assimilated through experiential exercises, this online program aims to teach foundational concepts involved in the method of MI. The program will help staff learn how to influence clients into considering making desired change through intrinsic motivation.

Program Goals and Learning Outcomes

This online webinar is informative for staff with little or no knowledge of the MI approach, as well as those who may already be implementing the model and want a booster or "brush up".

Although mostly a knowledge transfer, the program is fairly comprehensive teaching the principles, strategies and techniques of MI skills and how they apply to various settings. It also overviews the ideology and its role in fostering enduring change in client behavior.

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Mark Lowis, MCSW, LMSW, MINT

Mark Lowis, LMSW, MCSW, MINT, EBP Implementation Specialist, President, MML Consulting

Mr. Mark Lowis is best described as a person who is focused on staff development and training for the purpose of improving the moment of contact between a practitioner and the individual receiving services. His trainings are known for depth of knowledge and effectiveness in providing clear influence on the participating practitioners' skills.

His experience includes case management, treatment, supervision, staff development, and management of adult and juvenile justice programs including a very specialized program for Parolee-Sex Offender Alcoholics and Addicts.

Mr. Lowis began his career as a Law Enforcement and Corrections Specialist in the United States Air Force. During his 10 years of service Mr. Lowis performed as a Law Enforcement Supervisor and later as a Master Instructor in the Air Force Police Academy. Following the Air Force he completed a Bachelors Degree in Psychology at the University of Michigan, and the Masters of Clinical Social Work at Michigan State University. He is a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) and a member of the International Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT), and carries advanced credentials in other evidence based practices.

In 33 years of practice Mr. Lowis has worked in various public and private human services programs and held positions ranging from clinical therapist, case-manager, director of operations for a national managed care company, director of utilization management, and contract negotiator. Currently Mr. Lowis holds a position with the Michigan Department of Community Health where he is responsible for the implementation and sustainability of evidence-based practices and best practice across the public health system.

Mr. Lowis is also an adjunct professor at the Oakland University School of Medicine, the University of Michigan-School of Social Work, and the Wayne State University-School of Medicine-Department of Psychiatry-Research Division.

As a Joyfields Institute Associate Faculty Mr. Lowis leads the staff development and training activities, systems and process design improvements and leadership enhancement practice.

Price

Plan Name Price
30-DAYS ACCESS TO eLEARNING: $ 50.00
Purchase Course - Team: $ 300.00
Annual Individual Membership - Access All Courses For 1 Year: $ 100.00

Program Summary

As a client-centered method for effecting lasting change behavior, Motivational Interviewing (MI) or Motivation Enhanced approaches have applications in various settings including criminal justice, juvenile justice and human services.

Although best taught and assimilated through experiential exercises, this online program aims to teach foundational concepts involved in the method of MI. The program will help staff learn how to influence clients into considering making desired change through intrinsic motivation.

Program Goals and Learning Outcomes

This online webinar is informative for staff with little or no knowledge of the MI approach, as well as those who may already be implementing the model and want a booster or "brush up".

Although mostly a knowledge transfer, the program is fairly comprehensive teaching the principles, strategies and techniques of MI skills and how they apply to various settings. It also overviews the ideology and its role in fostering enduring change in client behavior.

Free for members