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Implementing Motivational Interviewing into RSAT Programs

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Motivational Interviewing (MI) is an evidence-based practice that fosters change by using person-centered communication. This webinar will provide both an introduction for Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT) staff new to the practice of MI and as a refresher for those already familiar with the technique. Motivational Interviewing trainer Roberta Churchill will provide a brief overview of the Spirit of MI specifically for the correctional setting. Treatment staff and correctional officers from the MonDay Community Correctional Institution RSAT program will share information about their program's MI implementation strategy, community of practice, and immersion training with security staff.

After completing this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Define in their own words the four elements underlying the Spirit of Motivational Interviewing
  • Identify at least two situations in which MI is particularly useful in the correctional setting
  • Develop options for ongoing staff training and practice of MI

Date Created: July 29, 2022