Trinity Evangelical Divinity School


TEDS Counseling Conference

Motivational Interviewing (MI) is an evidence-based conversational strategy for promoting behavior change. With more than 150 studies supporting its efficacy in a variety of settings, MI is rapidly becoming an attractive treatment option in counseling, healthcare, social work and criminal justice settings, where interactions may be brief and multi-focused.

Conference Dates: October 27, 2017 (8:30am – 4:00pm)

Location: Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, IL (Hinkson Hall, Rodine Building)

Speaker: Scott T. Walters, PhD

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 Program Details
Education Goal This workshop will provide an introduction to the principles and strategies of the MI style, including the clinical method and its theoretical and research base. Through presentation, demonstration and practice, attendees will learn how to use MI techniques to draw out a client’s own desires, ability, reasons and need for change. This conference is appropriate for all levels of mental health professionals.
Target Audience Social workers, Psychologists, Counselors, and Members of the Helping Profession
Level of Activity This conference is appropriate for all levels from introductory to advanced.
Learning Objectives
  Recall key components and principles of MI
  Identify the common and unique elements of MI as a clinical style
  Demonstrate basic reflective listening skills
  Identify client change talk and understand how it contributes to MI practice
  Understand and implement specific MI techniques, including:
•• Methods for responding to client resistance
•• Eliciting and reinforcing “change talk”
•• Consolidating commitment around change
  Understand how to adapt MI to a range of behavioral health settings
  Develop a plan for increasing and generalizing skills

Teaching Schedule: View detailed schedule and session topics here.

Cost: Registration closes October 23, 2017.

  • $129 – Early Registration (by October 6, 2017)
  • $169 – Late Registration (after October 6, 2017)
  • $99 – For Trinity International University alumni
  • $50 – For currently enrolled Trinity students, staff and faculty (ID number required)

Campus Map: The workshop will be held in the Rodine Global Ministry Building, location 22 on our campus map.

Refund/Cancellations: Registration fees for this conference will be refunded if written cancellation notice is received by 4:00 p.m., Friday, October 13, 2017. Email [email protected] or fax to 847-317-8141.

Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (TEDS) educates men and women to engage in God’s redemptive work in the world by cultivating academic excellence, Christian faithfulness, and lifelong learning. The Counseling Department at TEDS strives to integrate biblical-theological truth with social sciences and credible counseling theory. This conference theme recognizes that, given its potential for realizing change, MI techniques are well worth blending into our helping and faith-enhancement conversations.

Contact with Questions, Concerns, Grievances, or Needed Accommodations:

Attn: Counseling Department
Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
Deerfield, IL 60015
[email protected] | t: 847.317.8045 | f: 847.317.8141