PRESENTATION & SPEAKER INFORMATION
Dr Terri Moyers
Beyond motivational interviewing: What MI has contributed to
the broader field of psychotherapy
Motivational interviewing has made impressive inroads in a variety of problem areas, especially within traditional mental health settings. With its emphasis on the relationship between the clinician and client, MI has brought new and pragmatic attention to traditional psychotherapy constructs such as empathy, collaboration, acceptance, and support of autonomy. This keynote will focus on the benefits of this new focus for working clinicians as well as implications for future practice.
About Dr Moyers
Theresa Moyers, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of New Mexico and a Senior Research Scientist at the Center on Alcoholism, Substance Abuse and Addictions (CASAA). Dr. Moyers is an international expert in the use and quality assurance of motivational interviewing has been an invited speaker and trainer of MI in 40 states and 7 countries. Her research focuses on therapist effects in substance abuse treatments and the role of client language as an active ingredient in motivational interviewing.
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Dr Denise Ernst
Not leaning in: Integrating equipoise and MI
MI is defined as a method for actively guiding a conversation in a particular direction, toward change. Often we are faced with situations when it is not ethical or therapeutic to lean in a particular direction or take a side in the dilemma. Examples include making decisions about whether or donate an organ or to give up one’s citizenship in their country of origin. How can MI be helpful in this process? This keynote will examine the process of equipoise and how it overlaps, and does not, in complex interventions where MI is commonly used.
About Dr Ernst
Denise Ernst, Ph.D. received her doctorate from the University of New Mexico under the renowned Dr. William Miller, co-founder of motivational interviewing, with a research focus on the application of MI in real clinical practice. She has been involved in efforts to increase the effectiveness of training, has provided structured feedback and coaching to a variety of professionals, and has developed and delivered advanced MI curriculum's.
Dr. Ernst has participated in the development and refinement of the family of MI coding instruments. She has developed, trained, and overseen coding labs. With strong quantitative and analytic training and experience, she is committed to ensuring interrater reliability, utilizing a variety of methods to accurately assess that reliability.
A member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT), Dr. Ernst trained as a motivational interviewing (MI) trainer in 1993. She has conducted training's internationally in MI to a wide variety of professionals working in substance abuse, criminal justice, medical care, and public health.
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Dr Allan Zuckoff
Motivational Interviewing and the Challenge of Improving Treatment Adherence
Treatment non-adherence is endemic across all treatment settings and types. Because clinicians’ interpersonal style and clients’ motivation are among the best-supported targets for intervention, motivational interviewing has been viewed as a promising approach for enhancing treatment adherence and engagement. However, the results of the research thus far have been mixed. In this talk I will present an explanation for these inconsistent results and outline a way of strengthening the adherence effects of MI.
About Dr Zuckoff
Allan Zuckoff, PhD, is a lecturer in psychology and psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, PA, USA, who has specialized in motivational interviewing practice, training, and research for the past two decades. Dr. Zuckoff’s research focuses on the development and testing of novel applications of MI, especially related to improving treatment engagement and adherence. He has been a member of the international Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) since 1998, was Chair of MINT’s Board of Directors from 2012-2014, and is editor of the online journal Motivational Interviewing: Training, Research, Implementation, Practice. He is the author (with Bonnie Gorscak, PhD) of Finding Your Way to Change: How the Power of Motivational Interviewing Can Reveal What You Want and Help You Get There, published by Guilford Press in 2015, and co-author (with Dennis C. Daley, PhD) of Improving Treatment Compliance: Counseling and Systems Strategies for Substance Abuse and Dual Disorders (Hazelden, 1999).
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Casey Jackson & Kelly Franklin
Effectively implementing system change
The increasing pressure on systems to become more effective has forced a growing interest in Evidence-Based Practices (EBP) within organizations. The Institute for Individual and Organizational Change responded by evolving Motivational Interviewing’s (MI) applicability at both the individual and organizational level. The model launched with Washington State’s Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) with approximately 300 staff, and was soon adopted by DVR programs in Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, Idaho, Iowa, and Delaware. The model has been replicated in state corrections and mental health. The current larger scale project is within Washington State’s Department of Social and Health Services which includes approximately 17,000 employees.
This presentation describes MI and the model used for training and systemically integrating MI into large organizations. We will address issues of visions/missions/values, administrative support, and workforce perceptions as well as how the model fairs within environmental/cultural struggles within an organization and shifts in policy, funding, and leadership.
About Casey Jackson
Casey has worked in the social service field for over 25 years. He was a case manager/therapist in child welfare, in treatment foster care, and in a sexually aggressive youth program. He was an outpatient therapist with drug abusing adolescents and their families, and a treatment provider for adult inmates in both state and federal prisons. For 16 years, Casey worked for the Washington Institute for Mental Health Research and Training at Washington State University, first as a consultant to the Washington State Division of Mental Health headquarters and then as the Director of Training. Casey has continued to provide direct clinical service for over 20 years.
About Kelly Franklin
Kelly Franklin has 25 years of experience in the field of rehabilitation. Her college education focus was Special Education to serve individuals with disabilities. Kelly worked 12 years as a counselor in the field and 13 years in management and administration in State Government. This included more than 16 years for the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation in the State of Oregon and seven years as the Chief of Field Services for the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation in the State of Washington.
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Motivational Interviewing: The Queensland Quitline Experience
Smoking tobacco is recognised as one of the largest preventable causes of death and disease in Australia. Each year, smoking kills an estimated 15,000 Australians and costs Australia $31.5 billion in social (including health) and economic costs. Queensland Quitline is a confidential telephone-based service that provides counselling, information and support to assist people in quitting smoking.
Evidence shows that the most effective way to address nicotine dependency is through behavioural change counselling plus smoking cessation pharmacotherapy. Motivational interviewing provides a sound approach for exploring behavioural change by resolving ambivalence and encouraging self-belief. For smoking cessation, motivational interviewing helps more people to quit smoking compared with brief advice alone.
Motivational interviewing is a core practice used by the Queensland Quitline telephone counsellors to deliver personally tailored smoking cessation interventions to clients. The unique environment of the Queensland Quitline combines traditional clinical practices with contemporary contact centre infrastructure and principles, allowing for greater innovations in service delivery.
This presentation will summarise how motivational interviewing practices have become a key component in the Queensland Quitline service delivery model.
About Jillian Bleazby
Jillian Bleazby is the Telecounselling Team Leader at the Health Contact Centre Queensland and holds a Masters in Science (Genetic Counselling). She has been working with the Queensland Quitline since 2008 and during this time she has helped build the Quitline service from modest beginnings to a service which now employs over 50 smoking cessation counsellors. The service highly values continuous learning and Jillian plays a large role in developing and delivering training, coaching and supervision to the counsellors which includes but is not limited to building counsellor skills in motivational interviewing.
The Art and Science of Engaging Young Parents
Working with young parents is often emotional and challenging work. They often present with little or no concept of any possibility of different choices open to them and the choices they make are often impulsive and driven by emotion of the moment.
This presentation will invite the audience to step into the shoes of a young parent and in doing so will see, hear and feel their world view. From the other side of the mirror we will challenge some of our possible assumptions and biases. We will explore what qualities such a client needs from a clinician in order to feel safe enough to explore alternative lifestyle choices for themselves and their babies.
About Trudy Johnson
Trudy Johnson is an experienced specialist Community Health Practitioner of 30 years and MINT trainer (2011). She has worked in public health, community prevention, family therapy and early intervention in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) as a clinician, team leader, manager and supervisor.
She has recently worked for Family Nurse Partnership, a licensed programme which enables nurses to work with young parents from early pregnancy until the child reaches 2 years of age. She set up, managed and supervised a team of 8 family nurses in Oxfordshire UK, from 2009. Following a secondment, she then went on the work for the Family Nurse Partnership National Unit in London as an Educator and Clinical Advisor from 2012 until 2014 leading the integration of MI to promote good engagement and consequent effective delivery and replication of the programme.
She now runs her own Consultancy as a coach, supervisor. She offers bespoke MI workshops and follow up coaching and integration to diverse groups of front line clinicians and managers.
Capturing the Spirit of Motivational Interviewing in Online Learning
In 1995, Miller and Rollnick published a critical paper discussing the importance of the spirit of motivational interviewing. The challenge when training in MI is to ensure that both the spirit and techniques are conveyed to learners. Increasingly, professional and continuing education has moved to online platforms. Referring to an online MI training program developed for telephone-based gambling counsellors, the purpose of this presentation is to discuss the importance of keeping the spirit of motivational interviewing alive in the world of e-learning.
About Alison Bell
Alison Bell has a background in Nursing and Psychology, and has worked in AOD and mental health settings since 1986. Alison has been involved in the development of motivational interviewing since 1989, when she became involved in researching the clinical application of the model in collaboration with Dr Stephen Rollnick at the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre. Alison has published a number of papers and book chapters, particularly in relation to the application of motivational interviewing in broader health and community settings. One of the founding members of MINT, Alison has facilitated hundreds of training courses on motivational interviewing in Australia and internationally.
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