Training Description and Core Clinical Components
Motivational interviewing, a treatment approach developed by William Miller, has been well established as an effective way to promote behavior change in individuals. Following a brief review of the fundamental MI principles and micro-skills, this experiential Introduction to MI skill development training will focus on helping clients/patients to engage in change talk, and then make commitments to make behavioral changes based on goals that they have identified. Ample time will be devoted to real play and group practice sessions to enable training workshop participants to gain the skills necessary to elicit change talk from clients/patients with low levels of readiness for change, thereby increasing levels of motivation and moving them toward action to address their substance use issues.

Who Should Attend
The Hawaii State Department of Health, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division & the UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs Pacific Southwest Addiction Technology Transfer Center invite Certified Substance Use Disorder Treatment Counselors, Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, Licensed Psychologists, and Registered Nurses to attend a six-hour training for those interested in learning Motivational Interviewing.

ADAD Conference Room 360
601 Kamokila Blvd
Kapolei, HI 96707
*Street parking is available

Featured Trainers
Agnes Lamositele, Hawaii Department of Health, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division
Heather Lusk, Hawaii Health and Harm Reduction Center
Kathleen Rhoads Merriam, Hawaii Department of Health, Adult Mental Health Division
James Plichta, Care Hawaii, inc.

Seating is limited to 30 people, and online registration is preferred. The deadline to register is December 4, 2018. To register online, please visit: To register by e-mail, please send your completed registration form to Victoria Norith at [email protected] Registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. You will be notified if space has been reserved for you upon receipt of your registration form. If completing this form by hand, please print clearly. Contact Melissa Goodman by phone 310-267-5399 or e-mail ([email protected]) if you have questions, special needs, or require additional information to register for this training.

Continuing Education
The training is approved by ADAD of Hawaii for 6.0 education content hours (CSAC, CCJP, CCS, CPS, CCDP-D, and CSAPA) and meets the qualifications for the provision of continuing education credits/ contact hours (CEs/CEHs) for the following disciplines:

UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs (ISAP) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. UCLA ISAP maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

UCLA ISAP is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs (Provider #64812). UCLA ISAP maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content. Course meets the qualifications for six (6.0) hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCS, and LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. UCLA ISAP is also an approved provider of continuing education for RADTs I/ II, CADCs-CASs, CADCs I/II, CADCs-CSs, and LAADCs (CCAPP, #2N-00-445-1119), CATCs (ACCBC/ CAADE, #CP 20 872 C 0819), and CAODCs (CADTP, #151). Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #15455, for 6.0 contact hours. UNR CASAT is an approved provider of continuing education credit for NCACs I/II and MACs

CE credit will be awarded at the conclusion of the training. Partial credit will not be available for those participants who arrive late or leave early.