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NEW Program - Motivational Interviewing - Health Education & Training Institute
We heard you! Time to Ask (TTA) program graduates asked us for additional training and opportunities to practice how to hold efficient, effective and compassionate conversations with patients about alcohol so that they can make informed decisions.
Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a collaborative conversational style for strengthening a person’s motivation to deal with the struggle of managing health and risk factors while finding their own strength, hope and resiliency.MI sprung out of the substance use treatment field and has become widely used by many health professionals as an effective tool and approach for discussing difficult chronic health challenges with patients. “MI is the most widely researched and disseminated motivational counseling approach in SUD treatment.”
This training opportunity centers on advancing MI skills for primary care health professionals with a focus on enhancing a person’s motivation to change by exploring and resolving ambivalence around alcohol use.
We are offering this unique pilot as an opportunity to learn and practice virtually with others in Maine who’ve completed the TTA program or are about to. This MI practice program will be specifically tailored to the TTA audience but will also help you as you hold other difficult conversations with patients. Woven into the MI content will be shared decision making, diversity, equity and inclusion and recovery conversations.
By completing the program, you’ll join your colleagues across the state by becoming Time to Ask MI champions at your organizations.