Summary: Part 1 of 2. This session will explore how this evidence-based communication style can increase capacity to effectively engage people in their own care and make changes to support their health. You will develop a few of the necessary skills to access motivation and strengthen commitment to change. This session will introduce fundamental concepts, and will offer opportunities to improve your communication no matter your current skill level.
Presenter: Laura Saunders MSSW, MINT
Laura A. Saunders, MSSW, is the Wisconsin state project manager for the Great Lakes ATTC, MHTTC, and PTTC. Her position is housed at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she’s worked since 1988. Since 2001, Laura has provided SBIRT and Motivational interviewing training to physicians, nurses, medical students, psychologists, specialty addiction treatment providers, social workers, physical therapists, health educators, and staff who work in correctional settings. She has provided feedback and coaching to hundreds of social workers, correctional staff and other human service providers who are interested in using evidence-based practices with fidelity. Laura joined the International group of Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) in 2006 (Sophia, Bulgaria) and is an active member of the Wisconsin MINT group.