Advanced Motivational Interviewing (MI): Beyond Basic MI
UW-Oshkosh Division of Online and Continuing Education is hosting “Advanced Motivational Interviewing (MI): Beyond Basic MI”:
“While most direct care workers have been exposed to MI, lingering issues with participants continue; workers get frustrated and stuck on difficult issues: having the same conversation over and over again, facing active and passive resistance, etc. This workshop will provide a very brief overview of basic MI concepts of the MI Spirit, MI Process, and OARS; then will provide opportunity for attendants to define their own difficult participant scenario and address it with more advanced MI approaches. Topics will likely include resistance, discord, along with preparatory and mobilizing change talk.
After completing this workshop, participants will be able to:
- Identify at least one MI approach to soften sustain talk and/or resistance/discord for a defined participant scenario.
- Describe at least three do’s and don’ts in work with a defined participant scenario.
- Apply and practice MI approaches to a defined participant statement.
- Feel more confident in working with a defined participant scenario.
Melinda Marasch was born and raised in Wisconsin, receiving her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from UW-Milwaukee. Marasch has dedicated almost 25 years to her passion in helping others. She recently moved back to Wisconsin from Colorado, where she has been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and continues her career as a social work/mental health trainer and consultant. Marasch specializes in clinical training, supervision and development of programs for social workers and other direct care providers. She often helps non-therapist direct care staff to be efficient, effective and therapeutic in the work they do. She has worked in residential, school & outpatient care; within healthcare (e.g. HIV/AIDS medical case managers, patient navigators), public (e.g. department of human services case workers, child support enforcement workers), and community-based organizations. Marasch is a member of the international Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT), and has presented numerous trainings across the U.S. on therapeutic approaches such as Motivational Interviewing, Trauma Informed Care, self-care, mental health issues, de-escalation and more.”