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Implementing Motivational Interviewing into RSAT Programs
Motivational Interviewing (MI) is an evidence-based practice that fosters change by using person-centered communication. This webinar will provide both an introduction for RSAT staff new to the practice of MI and as a refresher for those already familiar with the technique. Motivational Interviewing trainer Roberta Churchill will provide a brief overview of the Spirit of MI specifically for the correctional setting. Treatment staff and correctional officers from the MonDay Community Correctional Institution RSAT program will share information about their program’s MI implementation strategy, community of practice, and immersion training with security staff.

Learning Objectives
After completing this webinar, participants will be able to:
• Define in their own words the four elements underlying the Spirit of MI
• Identify at least two situations in which MI is particularly useful
• Develop options for ongoing staff training and practice of MI

Aug 17, 2022 02:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Roberta C. Churchill, MA, LMHC
Senior Criminal Justice Associate @Advocates for Human Potential
Roberta C. Churchill, MA, LHMC is currently a Senior Criminal Justice Associate with Advocates for Human Potential, Inc. Roberta has an extensive background working with justice involved individuals who have co-occurring disorders, developing and supervising medication-assisted treatment, RSAT and gender-specific programs. She has been providing clinical supervision, training and consultation for over twenty years in the areas of evidence-based interventions and trauma responsive care. Roberta is also a Motivational Interviewing Trainer through the Health Education Training Institute based in Portland, Maine.
Abby Neer, BA, CDCA
Clinician @MonDay Community Correctional Institute
Abby Neer, BA, CDCA (Chemical Dependency Counselor Assistant) graduated with a degree in Criminal Justice from Mount Vernon Nazarene University in 2009. She has over ten years of experience working in criminal justice settings, beginning her career at Community Corrections in Ohio in a security role. She has been employed as a clinical staff member at MonDay Community Correctional Institution since 2014 and has worked within the Residential Substance Abuse Treatment program at MonDay for the past five years.