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Preconference sessions

Preconference workshop 2

From the Inside Out: 8 Things That Contribute to Extraordinary Outcomes

Instructors: Ali Hall, JD; Laura Saunders, MSSW

Learner level: Intermediate to advanced

Continuing Education hours: 6

As humans, feelings, thoughts and ideas coexist in our brains and hearts as we practice helping behaviors. We all know that while we don’t want to help people by “wearing a mask,” our helping self differs from our friend, family, and coworker self. So what is the role of our honest-to-goodness self, and are we bringing it effectively into our helping role? Because we’ve had many lessons on empathy, most of us know what it is and how to make it come alive in a helping conversation. While extremely helpful, empathy is only one characteristic of eight different things we can bring to our sessions. This fast-paced and highly interactive session will explore the insides and outsides of all eight of these effective qualities. We will refine our ability to help with empathy, genuineness, acceptance, positive regard, focus, hope, evocation and person-centered information exchange.

This session will offer several growing and strengthening exercises to power your MI practice!

Learning objectives:

  • Identify at least three effective helping behaviors
  • Strengthen existing helping skills and plan to grow new skills
  • Identify one crucial skill and plan to use it vigorously in your helping work

Preconference workshop 3

Beyond MI Training: Empowering MI Implementation in Your Organization

Instructors: Scott Caldwell, MS, MA, CSAC; Melody Cole, MS, RDN, CD; Jenny Rodefeld, MSW, LCSW

Learner level: Intermediate to advanced

Continuing Education hours: 6

Although MI is widely disseminated and many opportunities exist for initial training, only some provider organizations successfully implement the practice into routine services with fidelity. This workshop is designed for administrators, managers, supervisors, MI champions, opinion leaders and change agents who seek to understand the ingredients of a successful implementation project. Based on a well-established implementation model, you will learn about implementation leadership, taking a team-based approach to implementation, stages and drivers of implementation and planning for staff readiness. The day will feature experiential activities, brief didactics on relevant research and examples from the field as well as structured discussions. You will gain actionable ideas and useful tools as part of designing an implementation plan for your organization.

Learning objectives:

  • Describe why MI implementation matters
  • Identify strengths and opportunities for your implementation leadership
  • Apply key practices and tools of a well-established implementation model
  • Develop an implementation plan for consideration in your organization

Preconference workshop 4

Motivational Interviewing as a Path to Personal Change

Instructor: Michelle Drapkin, PhD, ABPP

Learner level: Intermediate to advanced

Continuing Education hours: 6

Motivational Interviewing sounds great on paper, but sometimes helpers struggle with when and how to use it in practice. This workshop will review self-help strategies to help helpers bring MI to life. Materials have been updated to reflect new content in the recently released 4th edition of the Motivational Interviewing textbook, including the new MI spirit language. We will cover MI basic relational skills —spirit and micro-skills, OARS (open-ended questions, affirmations, reflections, and summary statements) — and dive into the MI technical skills (eliciting and reinforcing change talk). We will review MI tools you can use in sessions and incorporate them with other techniques you employ at work. We will combine real play, role-play and demonstrations to apply your best MI knowledge. This will be a highly interactive session; come prepared to think through your personal path to change using MI strategies.

Learning objectives:

  • Identify Motivational Interviewing spirit components
  • Describe the four tasks of MI
  • Explain how and when to use MI in sessions

Preconference workshop 5

Attention students! This special preconference session is presented jointly with the UW–Madison Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education.

If you are a full-time student attending an accredited institution of higher learning, email ashley.kuehl@wisc.edu for a special student conference rate and custom registration link.

Building Skills in MI for Interprofessional Team-Based Practice: An Effective and Versatile Approach

Instructors: Adrienne Allen, MSW, LCSW; Beth Martin, PhD, MS, RPh, FAPhA; Amy Parrins, MPAS, PA-C; Yasyn Lee, MD

Learner level: Beginner

Continuing Education hours: 6

Motivational Interviewing can be effectively applied in many professional health care settings. Health care professionals in any service area are likely to encounter people who might be reluctant to embrace change in their behaviors, thoughts and attitudes. Everyone on a health/social care team can benefit from learning and incorporating this skill into their interprofessional practice.

This interactive workshop will create a rich learning environment to reinforce the common processes of MI. An interprofessional/interdisciplinary team of facilitators will bolster your confidence in using MI through introspection, small and large group practice, video, didactic discussion and modeling. You will work across professions to bring your respective training, expertise and anticipated use of MI to apply your skills and style collaboratively.

Learning objectives:

  • Discuss the importance of having MI skills and knowledge across a range of professions
  • Define your role in helping people resolve ambivalence
  • Describe MI in the context of your profession and the interprofessional team
  • Apply MI skills in interprofessional case scenarios

UW CIPE Motivational Interviewing Badge

Students who participate in this interprofessional preconference workshop will receive a formal UW–Madison IPE digital badge through UW CIPE called the Interprofessional Motivational Interviewing Badge (IPE MI Badge). The UW CIPE Badger Program

is the UW–Madison Badger program branch that provides focused IPE academic training called IPE Badges. Successful completion of the IPE MI Badge, as a formal micro-credential, signifies the achievement of competence in interprofessional MI.

The IPE MI Badge can be showcased via personal profile, social media (LinkedIn, Facebook, etc.) and/or shared with potential employers to help you articulate the skills you have gained from completing the badge criteria. This badge also counts toward the UW IPE Path of Distinction.

Preconference-approved Continuing Education Hours for social workers, counselors, therapists, psychologists and others

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University of Wisconsin–Madison Continuing Studies is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. University of Wisconsin–Madison Continuing Studies maintains responsibility for programs and their content.