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Advanced Motivational Interviewing: Dancing with Discord

10/16/2019 - 9:30am
All Chicago, 651 W Washington, Suite 504, Chicago, IL 60661

When: 9:30 am- 12:30 pm

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Where: All Chicago, 651 W. Washington, Suite 504, Chicago, IL 60661

Trainer: Melanie Kinley, BA, has worked in the field of mental health for 33 years and has provided training and consultation for the last 20 years. She is currently a trainer/consultant at Thresholds, Chicago, Illinois, where her trainings focus on clinical topics and practitioner skills. She has provided training for the State of Illinois Department of Human Services and Department of Corrections, the Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association (PRA), NAMI Illinois and Chicago, the Texas Behavioral Health Association and the Florida Council on Community Mental Health among other organizations. In 2014, she received the LeRoy Spaniol Educator Award from PRA.

Description: This training (Advanced Motivational Interviewing: Dancing with Discord) will provide participants with information about the conflict that can occur when service providers are not in sync with the member’s readiness to change. What used to be referred to as resistance, has been reformulated as discord removing any judgment about member behavior and focusing, instead, on helper’s stance and ability to meet member where he/she is. Specific strategies to reduce discord will be discussed along with opportunities to practice.

Fee: $15.00 to attend. 3 CEUs are available for a cost. CEUs for CoC members is $10 per CEU hour and $15 for Non-CoC members. If interested in receiving CEUs for this training, please email Torelen at for payment and details.