Non-county employees, including embedded partners, will need to register through the following link: https://placerlearns.csod.com/
If you do not have a Placer Learns account, please email PlacerLearns-SOCadmin@placer.ca.gov to request an External User Account and an account will be created for you. Please include the following information with your request:
- first name
- last name
- email address, and
- agency (if applicable)
Motivational Interviewing (MI) offers a practical, evidence-based approach for supporting clients in making and sustaining positive behavior changes. Originally developed in the drug and alcohol field, over 300 clinical trials demonstrate the efficacy of MI across a range of populations and target behaviors (Miller, W. & Rollnick, S.). In particular, MI has been shown to be especially effective in brief clinical encounters and for individuals not ready or unsure about change. This intensive 8-hour virtual/remote MI introductory workshop will provide participants an overview of the theory, principles, skills, and current advances of MI. Participants will be guided through a sequence of learning activities to explore and shape MI practice behavior, and to support the on-going process for developing proficiency in MI. Learning activities will include demonstrations, videotape examples, “real-plays,” case studies, small group exercises, and participant practice with feedback.