Motivational Interviewing: An Introduction
Participants will have the opportunity to participate in learning MI skills. Using presentations and demonstrations, the trainer will guide participants in learning the important components of the spirit and skills for effective use of MI.
Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Counselors, Physician Assistants working in Mental Health Settings, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners, Psychiatric Nurses, Social Workers, Residents, Fellows, Trainees, Students, and Peer Specialists.
By the end of this session, participants should be able to:
- Define Motivational Interviewing
- Identify the core components of the spirit
- Explore and practice the use of the skills
Billie Jo Smith, MS, LPC
Addiction Medicine Services
Western Psychiatric Hospital
Billie Jo Smith currently serves as the Program Manager for Addiction Medicine’s Center of Excellence at the University of Pittsburgh’s Western Psychiatric Hospital (WPH). In this role, she serves as a leader of the care management team at the program and implements, improves, and adapts concepts, models, and constructs of treatment for application in service delivery to patients. Ms. Smith has worked in the addiction treatment field for over 10 years, first as a clinician, and later supervisor in various clinical settings including, residential and outpatient treatment facilities. In addition to her role, Ms. Smith is also a trainer and consultant in the behavioral and physical health field throughout the United States. Ms. Smith has conducted all levels (basic, intermediate, and advanced) of Motivational Interviewing (MI) training, MIA-Step (Motivational Interviewing Assessment: Supervisory Tools for Enhancing Proficiency) and is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT). She has also assisted in facilitating practice MI sessions with the medical students at the University of Pittsburgh to enhance engagement with patients. Ms. Smith is a trainer for the Addiction Technology Transfer Center’s MIA: STEP Blending Product, SBIRT and Technology-Based Clinical Supervision. Ms. Smith has received her certification as a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Pennsylvania as well as earned an undergraduate degree in Psychology and Criminal Justice from Penn State University, and a Master of Science in Professional Counseling from Carlow University.
- 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
- 2.00 APA
- 2.00 ASWB
- 2.00 Attendance