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Negotiating Change: A Harm Reduction Approach to Motivational Interviewing

Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a collaborative approach to working with drug users and others that helps to facilitate behavior change. Participants will learn how to help clients develop a schema about the positive and negative effects of drug use and identify attainable goals including readiness for treatment and/or controlled use strategies. In this workshop, several theories of motivation, including the “Stages of Change” theory, will be presented. We will then focus on the facilitative skills involved in building motivation to change, maintaining behavior change, as well as preventing relapse and overdose. This workshop will utilize case examples, role-plays, and peer feedback as methods to incorporate new skills learned.

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