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Part 3 - Supervisors: Supporting Use of Motivational Interviewing by Direct Service Staff

07/31/2019 - 10:00am
All Chicago, 651 W Washington Blvd, Suite 504
07.17.19-07-31.19: Supervisors: Supporting Use of Motivational Interviewing by Direct Service Staff

*Attendance at all THREE sessions is required. Please do not register if you are unable to commit to all three training days.

When: This is a 3-part training. Participants must attend all three sessions.

SESSION 1: Wednesday, July 17, 2019, from 10:00 AM-11: 30 AM
SESSION 2: Wednesday, July 24, 2019, from 10:00 AM-11: 30 AM
SESSION 3: Wednesday, July 31, 2019, from 10:00 AM-11: 30 AM

Fee: FREE to attend. 3 CEUs are available for a cost. $30.00 for CoC Members; $45.00 for Non-CoC Members. If interested in receiving CEUs for this training, please email Torelen at for payment and details.

Where: All Chicago, 651 W Washington, Suite 504, Chicago, IL 60661
Description: Have you been trained in motivational interviewing (MI)? Are you looking for ways to better integrate MI into your regular supervision sessions? Would you like to improve your skills in supporting staff to use MI? THEN, this 3-part training is for you! Our facilitator, Laura Bass, will guide supervisors in supporting the implementation of Motivational Interviewing (MI). Topics to be covered include integrating OARS into every work day, reflective supervision, teaching through modeling, using MI strategies in supervisory roles, teaching Microskills, Motivational Interviewing 202, responding to resistance, and responding to change talk. As a prerequisite, participants must have basic knowledge and previous training in MI. Participants are expected to attend ALL 3 sessions. Each session will include discussion of the Toolkit provided by the facilitator, interactive training activities that can be replicated with staff, and time for debrief, or opportunities to share successes and challenges.

Target Audience: This training is for current supervisors or staff who would like to advance to a supervisory position, and attendees should have intermediate knowledge of Motivational Interviewing.

Featured Speaker:
Laura Bass - Director of Programs at Facing Forward to End Homelessness. Ms. Bass has 20 years of experience providing services to people experiencing homelessness and poverty. She has a Bachelor of Social Work from Metropolitan State University and a Master of Social Service Administration from the University of Chicago. She is currently Director of Programs at Facing Forward to End Homelessness and a lecturer at the Jane Addams College of Social Work.