Scarborough Addiction Services Partnership
Intermediate level Motivational Interviewing Workshop
Friday, September 16/11 9 am – 4:00 pm.
This workshop is open only to participants of our first MI workshop that was held in May of 2011. There is no fee (lunch will be provided) to attend this workshop which will be held at TAIBU Community Health Centre (27 Tapscott Road, Scarborough). To register, you must send your name and contact info. to firstname.lastname@example.org by Sept. 2nd. You will only be confirmed if you receive a confirmation email.
Motivational Interviewing is an evidence-based approach centred on the premise that "motivation is a changeable state", and is suited for those who work with people who use alcohol and drugs from a harm reduction perspective. Through a combination of client-centred yet counsellor directed conversation-style interviews, the goal is to promote healthier behaviours.
Building on the introductory MI workshop, this workshop will explore the following:
Review the basic concepts of MI & Integration of Harm Reduction
Adapt MI to work with clients that have concurrent disorders
Video demonstrations of MI in action
Practice using MI and gain feedback from peers through role play
This workshop will involve a high level of interaction and participates should be comfortable working in small groups.
Dale Kuehl, MSW RSW received an undergraduate degree in human geography from York University in 1995, a bachelor of social work from Ryerson University in 1999, and a master of social work from York University in 2001. He has more than 13 years of clinical experience with a range of populations, including homeless/street-involved youth and adults/seniors with substance use and/or mental health concerns, providing individual, family and group counselling. Dale has worked at the Centre for Addiction & Mental Health (CAMH) since 2001. He teaches in the School of Social Work programs at York and Ryerson University. Dale co-designed, developed and continues to teach the first harm reduction certificate course through the Division of Continuing Education, York University. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Toronto Harm Reduction Task Force & John Howard Society (Toronto).