Motivational Interviewing

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Course Description

Motivational Interviewing (MI) is an evidenced-based practice designed to the client’s own motivation to change. MI works best with clients who are ambivalent, resistant, or difficult to engage. MI can be used by job developers and frontline staff to commit to change goals and actually follow through. Through the use of specific conversational skills and strategies, frontline staff can help clients take ownership over achieving their desired outcomes. In this full day course, you’ll have the opportunity to practice the basic techniques of MI and understand how you can apply it in your own work with job seekers.

Topics covered include:

  • Becoming familiar with the fundamental spirit and principles of MI
  • Practicing the MI approach and contrasting it with others
  • Obtaining basic strategies to improve client engagement, retention, and positive outcomes in a direct-practice setting
  • Strengthening understanding of empathic counseling skills (OARS)

This course is for frontline staff and case managers who work directly with clients.

Course Duration:
Full day workshop–9:00am-4:00pm

Course Date:
November 10, 2017

Members: $95*
Non-Members: $135
* To access this member price, you must log in to your CJC account when registering.

Sarah Suzuki, Chicago Compass Counseling

Chicago Jobs Council
29 E. Madison St. Suite 1700
Chicago, IL 60602

Please contact Cheryl Hester, Frontline Focus Administrator, with any questions: 312.252.0460 x108;

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