Motivational Interviewing Summer Symposium 2023
Ferry Beach - Saco, Maine
This four-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, teachers, 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!
The way Stephen takes what can be considered a skillset to learn and transforms it into a rhythm or dance is transforming. And he makes it look easy.
Stephen is an extraordinary teacher and educator. I watched him ask questions, respond, present, guide and support his students. The training was student centered. It was absolutely "power among" and while we were learning and practicing we were experiencing the very thing in action, every day. 100% experiential led by 100% modeling of the practice. There was zero - "I know this and you do not." There was 100% - "Let me share this powerful tool, spirit and practice with you."
Stephen utilizes MI in most any conversation and that gives good examples of how MI can be helpful in communicating in every situation.