Working Below the Surface

*This presentation is no longer eligible for a CEU.

Building upon the foundation laid in the preceding March Webinar, this session serves as the second installment in a series of three, delving deeper into the intricacies of Motivational Interviewing (MI) and its practical implementation within addiction treatment contexts. Participants will understand the core principles of MI and learn to identify three distinct types of reflective listening. The primary focus lies in utilizing these skills effectively to diminish ambivalence and foster growth within individuals undergoing addiction treatment. By honing these techniques, practitioners aim to enhance engagement and motivation, ultimately aiding in the journey towards recovery.

Presented By:
Dianne Asher, LCSW
Lead Counselor – Harmony Foundation, Inc.

Dianne holds a Master of Social Work Degree (MSW) from the University of Kansas School of Social Welfare. Dianne is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with over 31 years of experience in mental health and substance abuse treatment. She has held several positions in the mental health/substance abuse fields, including Director of Behavioral Health Workforce Development and Dual Diagnosis Specialist/ Qualified Mental Health professional at University Health-Behavioral Health, Consultant/Trainer for Integrated Dual Diagnosis Treatment at the University of Kansas, School of Social Welfare, Case Management/Supported Housing Team Leader, Adolescent Substance Abuse Clinician and Qualified Mental Health Professional at Johnson County Mental Health Center.

She has been trained as a Motivational Interviewing trainer and part of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers since 2002.