Motivational Interviewing and Brief Coaching Regional Trainings

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Continuing Education Units

The University of Missouri, Missouri Institute of Mental Health will be responsible for this program and maintain a record of your continuing education credits earned.

The Missouri Institute of Mental Health will award 9.8 clock hours or 12 contact hours (1.2 CEUs) for this activity.


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Dates & Locations
��April 26-27, 2012 Springfield, MO
��May 1-2, 2012 ��St. Louis, MO
��May 9-10, 2012 ��Jefferson City, MO
��May 22-23, 2012 ��Kansas City, MO

April 26-27 in Springfield at Jordan Valley Community Health Center
Day One: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, Day Two 8:00 am to 12:00 pm

Jordan Valley Community Health Center ��� Springfield
440 E Tampa
Springfield MO 65806

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Their space will be the smallest with seating for 26 comfortably so we will need to limit registration first
priority BHCs, 2nd priority nurse care managers, 3rd priority other clinical staff. I told Jeff I didn���t think it
would be an issue due to the fact we are having four trainings across the state.

May 1-2 in St. Louis at Betty Jean Kerr People’s Health Center
Day One: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, Day Two 8:00 am to 12:00 pm

Betty Jean Kerr People���s Health Centers, Inc.
5701 Delmar Boulevard (Multipurpose Room)
St. Louis, MO 63112

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Parking is at a premium in back of the building. There is also metered parking on the street. We have
two lots; one for staff and one for physicians and executive management, which is also shared with
employees at the social security building. For the sake of walking, I would suggest the staff parking
lot which can be entered from the Goodfellow and Enright Avenue side. There is an entrance to the
health center adjacent to the staff parking lot that will lead directly to the side of the building where the
multipurpose room is located.

The other parking lot can be entered from the Delmar side, however, it becomes very congested with
social security clients and health center patients vying for parking spots, not to mention physician and
management staff attempting to enter as well.

Overflow parking is also another option at Christ Deliverance Church, 725 Goodfellow Blvd

May 9-10 in Jefferson City at Missouri Primary Care Association
Day One: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, Day Two 8:00 am to 12:00 pm

Missouri Primary Care Association
325 Emerald Lane
Jefferson City, MO 65109

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May 22-23 in Kansas City at Sam Rodgers,
Day One: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, Day Two 8:00 am to 12:00 pm

Samuel U. Rodgers Health Center
Downtown Campus
825 Euclid Ave
Kansas City, MO 64124

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Go through main entrance, there will be volunteers that will assist in locating room.


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This is the second MOSBIRT training for Primary Care Health Homes and is designed as a sequel to the initial training on Brief Education held at the Primary Care Association on April 11-12.�� The initial training focused on helping Behavioral Health Consultants to begin practicing the most commonly provided SBIRT components immediately.�� The second phase of training will go into Motivational Interviewing in more depth and with more opportunities to practice.�� The final half day training will cover Brief Coaching ��� a six session intervention for patients with higher risk levels of substance use ��� and referral to treatment. ��

This is a required training for Behavioral Health Consultants. ��Motivational Interviewing can be helpful in addressing many health care issues and other provider staff are most welcome to participate but space is limited so please register early!


Motivational Interviewing (MI)


  • Be able to define Motivational Interviewing.
  • Understand the process of change and the role of ambivalence, motivation, & readiness in changing behavior
  • Describe each of the three components of MI Spirit
  • Explain each of the MI Guiding Principles
  • Demonstrate a basic level of using the OARS (open ended questions, affirmations, reflections, and summaries)
  • Know the differences between and the use of each of the communication styles of MI (following, directing, & guiding)
  • Have tools for dealing with resistance
  • Be able to recognize change talk
  • Know at least 3 strategies that can be used to elicit change talk


Brief Treatment

Five Session Brief Coaching for moderate substance abuse problems


  • Know the importance of rapport building and creating therapeutic alliance from the outset of treatment.
  • Know the importance of beginning discussions and building relationships based on strengths and healthy replacement activities, including life passions, pleasures and mastery experiences.
  • Know and apply brief coaching session procedures using motivational enhancement and cognitive behavioral principles and techniques
  • Know and apply the��rationale and procedures for implementing CBT in treating substance misuse including functional analysis, review of progress, rationale for skill learning, role playing and assignment commitment.
  • Know and apply skills in terminating treatment appropriately.