MOTIVATIONAL INTERVIEWING (MI)
How We Share MI
We share MI as a trauma-informed communication method that creates safety + trust + empowers. Highly experiential, our MI trainings explores how MI:
Establishes a sense of safety + trust
Enhances systems of support
Empowers: awakens self-awareness of the choice to change + heal
Partners to provide education on the effects of trauma
Partners to teach + experience emotional + behavioral regulation
Rewires: builds self-capacities + enhances executive functioning
Reconnects: re-establishes attachment + connection
Reframes + integrates traumatic experiences
Encourages meaning-making: sense of purpose and future goals
Affirms post-traumatic growth
Supports Cultural Reverence
We deliver MI training in a variety of formats including conference presentations, beginning skills training for teams, refreshers, and agency-wide or systemic implementations.
We encourage an implementation mindset when onboarding teams to MI. For implementation support options go here: Implementation Support.
For more information ... Contact Shawn
For learner experiences of our MI trainings, go here: Learner Experiences
What is MI
MI is a widely embraced, evidence-based conversation style for awakening self-awareness of a person's choices to heal + embrace behavior change.
Through the use of MI, Direct service providers surface self-awareness of the need for behavior change within the served person, empowering them to leverage their inner resources (strengths, resilience) to choose to heal + change.
Service Settings + Role Types
We've shared MI in the following service contexts: workforce development, criminal justice, health care, behavioral health, education, and on. We've shared MI with groups of volunteers, youth mentors, clinical psychologists, probation officers, doctors, lawyers, and on.
Who Trains MI
Shawn Smith is Alma's primary trainer of MI. He is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers and has provided 100's of MI workshops to thousands of learners nationally. For Shawn's detailed trainer profile go here: Shawn's Trainer Profile