Motivational Interviewing Summer Symposium 2020
Ferry Beach - Saco, Maine
This five-day symposium will offer a series of techniques for transforming the most problematic challenges encountered in everyday caregiving. The spirit, skills and structure of Motivational Interviewing are immediately applicable to clinicians, healthcare workers, therapists, and caregivers in all kinds of clinical settings. Here we will approach the daunting task of creating hope within hopelessness, gracefully exploring a person's spirituality and looking at trauma through a compassionate lens. We will create a way of avoiding burnout and we will focus on creating a useful working alliance with the patient, client and/or consumer.
You will learn to love the engagement with the people you care for and within that engagement, work with the hopes, dreams and desires of the being before you.
We will learn, practice, and rest within a most beautiful beachside place, and create an incredible learning community using meditation, music and sharing.
"I am so grateful for the opportunity. it was completely stimulating, energizing, and rejuvenating. THANK YOU!"
"Very well done. I learned how all of the pieces (e.g., MI spirit, reflections, questions etc) fit within the MI conversation. Practicing these skills also helped me solidify this understanding."
"He knows this material in all the ways that help students. He communicates the data from supporting studies but also has lived M.I. has varied experience using this and obvious skill teaching it. Steve makes sure that we all understand that this is heart work, spiritual as well as technical. There are real people, who are struggling, that can and do benefit from this approach."
“Very glad to have participated in a 5 day training. No matter what the area of human services, heart based therapy is vital for progress.”