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Motivational interviewing is a counseling and relationship building approach that helps people resolve ambivalent feelings about personal change. The approach is non-confrontational and has been shown to support the change process in clients who might be resistant to other methods. It works well as a standalone technique but also as an accompaniment to your typical approach. Participants will learn the basics of motivational interview skills including the background and philosophy of the approach. In addition, participants will have an opportunity to practice the skills learned in the workshop with coaching from the instructor.

There will be a meet and greet with refreshments after the workshop complete with a time to provide feedback about the session. 2.5 CEUs available.

Dr. Cyrus Patten's Bio:
Dr. Patten is a veteran nonprofit administrator, clinical social worker, scholar, entrepreneur, speaker, and educator. He specializes in nonprofit change management, social entrepreneurship, complex systems theory and managing complex change in high-stakes social justice contexts.
He received his Bachelors degree in social work from Colorado State University, and a Masters degree in Social Work from the same institution. He earned a doctorate in leadership and policy from the University of Vermont in 2016, where he studied nonprofit social enterprise. He is a Lecturer in the UVM Department of Social Work where he teaches social work practice, theory, and research courses. He is a consultant to a national network of nonprofit organizations, corporations and government agencies that seek to understand the role of social enterprise in their future. He has over 15 years experience in human services and mental health practice. This includes experience as a child welfare social worker, community mental health practitioner, and program director for homeless programs and children’s inpatient treatment programs. He has held senior leadership positions at some of Vermont’s most notable nonprofit organizations including the Howard Center and Northeastern Family Institute.

  • When: Mon Mar. 26
    10:00 am - 12:30 pm

  • Address: 65 Merchants Row
    Rutland VT,US 05701

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