1.0 clock hour Continuing Education Credits are provided as a recorded session if you pass the post-test following the course-written content. The certificate of completion will be emailed to you within 10 minutes after passing the post-test.
This course includes a reading through the Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness (PATH) Practices and Programs: Motivational Interviewing published from SAMSHA which can be found here
Counseling Theory/Practice and the Counseling Relationship
Social and Cultural Foundations
Spotlight on PATH Practices and Programs is a comprehensive resource developed to assist PATH providers in implementing evidence-based practices to better serve homeless individuals.
This resource series aims to provide practical guidance on how to effectively serve this vulnerable population and to enhance the quality of services provided by PATH programs.
One of the resources in this series is focused on Motivational Interviewing (MI), an evidence-based approach to counseling that helps clients explore and resolve their ambivalence about making positive changes in their lives. MI is based on the assumption that individuals are most motivated to change when they identify and express their own reasons for change. The approach is designed to be client-centered, empathic, and non-judgmental, emphasizing collaboration between the provider and the client.
The MI resource in the Spotlight on PATH Practices and Programs series provides a comprehensive overview of the approach and its principles. The resource includes an explanation of the four key principles of MI: expressing empathy, developing discrepancy, rolling with resistance, and supporting self-efficacy. These principles are supported by various techniques, such as open-ended questions, reflective listening, affirmations, and summarizing.
The resource also provides practical guidance on how to use MI in PATH programs to engage and support clients in achieving their goals. This includes information on how to build a trusting relationship with clients, how to identify and respond to ambivalence, and how to use MI techniques to help clients clarify their goals and develop a plan of action. Additionally, the resource emphasizes the importance of using MI in a culturally sensitive manner, taking into account the unique needs and experiences of each client.
By utilizing MI techniques, PATH providers can help clients overcome their ambivalence and make meaningful changes in their lives. For example, a PATH provider using MI might work with a client who is hesitant to access housing services because of a fear of losing their independence. Through the use of reflective listening and open-ended questions, the provider
can help the client identify their values related to independence and explore how accessing housing services might actually support those values. As a result, the client may become more motivated to access housing services and work towards achieving their goals.
Overall, the Spotlight on PATH Practices and Programs: Motivational Interviewing resource is a valuable tool for PATH providers who want to enhance their ability to effectively serve individuals experiencing homelessness. By utilizing MI techniques, providers can help clients clarify their goals, identify their reasons for change, and develop a plan of action to make meaningful changes in their lives.
Workshop attendees can expect to:
1) Participants will gain a comprehensive understanding of Motivational Interviewing (MI) and its principles, including how to express empathy, develop discrepancy, roll with resistance, and support self-efficacy.
2) Participants will learn practical techniques for implementing MI in PATH programs to engage and support clients in achieving their goals, such as open-ended questions, reflective listening, affirmations, and summarizing.
3) Participants will gain the skills to effectively utilize MI in a culturally sensitive manner,
taking into account the unique needs and experiences of each client. Other Course Information: Partial credit/partial attendance is not allowed for this course.
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