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Motivational Interviewing:
Working with Intimate Partner Violence

Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a client-centered, evidence-based practice goal oriented method for enhancing intrinsic motivation to change by exploring and resolving ambivalence, the struggle within. Existing support, care and treatment programs for perpetrators of intimate partner violence (IPV) have low success rates in reducing IPV primarily due to poor attendance, high drop-out rates (50%), and low motivation by participants. Additionally, a poorly established therapeutic working alliance has been identified as a cause for some of the lack of progress and treatment cessation which leads to increased recidivism.

Motivational Interviewing has been shown to be effective in increasing client, people we serve involvement in IPV care, support and treatment and bolstering motivation to change violent behavior patterns and the empowerment of the oppressed partner. This two-day training will discuss how to integrate Motivational Interviewing into IPV support, care, treatment and provide participants with an opportunity to practice and explore the use of Motivational Interviewing in a therapeutic intervention.

March 13, 16, 20 & 26, 2023
9:00 am - 12:00 pm (noon) US Eastern Time
Online via Zoom
Instructors: Stephen Andrew & Kelley Barton Newkirk
Cost: $175
Continuing Education Hours: 11

  • “Having the opportunity to implement MI with small groups was an excellent way to truly see how it would be beneficial and also how difficult it was to shift my own way of thinking when providing intake and assessments.”

  • "The 20 minutes of talk, then ‘practice times,’ was superb; I've never been to a training with so much application of skills."

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