Motivational Interviewing for Medicaid Health Providers
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Behavior problems are common and change is hard. Treatment as usual tends to emphasize advice and prescription, but patients are often ambivalent about change and physician insistence is often a poor motivation. Research has shown the Motivational Interviewing is effective in helping clients develop their own intrinsic motivation for change.
Mary Dugan, PhD, LCSW, is a Research Assistant Professor at the Missouri Institute of Mental Health and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She got her Master’s in Social Work from Saint Louis University and her PhD in Counselor Education from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Her research interests include cultural responsiveness, prevention, and the use of Motivational Interviewing, particularly with ethnic minorities. She has worked in various social service settings, including a substance abuse treatment center, community mental health agencies, as well in private practice. Her first experience with Motivational Interviewing occurred in the late 1990’s, and more recently she participated in the Motivational Interviewing Supervisor’s Training with William Miller and Theresa Moyers. In 2007 she was accepted into the Training for New Trainers conducted in Sophia, Bulgaria. After that, she was accepted into the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers.
The University of Missouri, Missouri Institute of Mental Health will be responsible for this program and will maintain a record of your continuing education credits earned. MIMH will award 1 clock hour or 1.2 contact hours (.1 CEU) for this program. MIMH credit will fulfill Clinical Social Work and Psychologist licensure requirements in the State of Missouri. Attendees with licensure from other states are responsible for seeking appropriate continuing education credit, from their respective boards for completing this program.
License information for Missouri residents: http://pr.mo.gov/professions.asp