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Motivational Interviewing (In Person)
Thursday, August 19, 2021, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM CDT
Category: Training

Motivational Interviewing is a person-centered counseling technique utilized to elicit behavior change. This practice session will focus on developing a collaboration relationship with individuals to explore and resolve ambivalence to support change aligning with one’s own personal values and concerns. The session will build upon a prerequisite eLearning course to deeper explore and demonstrate the principles of Motivational Interviewing. To access the eLearning Courses, you can log into your Relias account (if you have one) or you can find a free course through the Florida Certification Board. Links for these courses will be available once you've signed up for this in-person training.


Mt. Pleasant Public Library
307 E. Monroe Street
Mt. Pleasant, Iowa 52641
Andrea Dickerson & Sara Butler-Shoop
Sara Butler Shoop - Sara Butler Shoop is a LMSW living in Burlington, IA with her husband and two young children.  Sara has been a Trauma Informed Care Coordinator through the Child Welfare Provider Training Academy since 2012 and has worked with children and families for over 30 years.  
Andrea Dickerson - Andrea Dickerson is a Licensed Therapist and Certified Substance Use Counselor who has worked in behavioral health since 1997. She became a Motivational Interviewing (MI) trainer in 2006 and has provided MI trainings throughout Iowa. Andrea specializes in working with adolescents and their families in residential and outpatient settings. Andrea is also a CARF International Surveyor, going around North America ensuring behavioral health organizations are meeting required standards.

Registration will begin at 12:30PM. Training will begin promptly at 1:00PM. This training is scheduled until 4:00PM. 

 Masks are highly encouraged. Social distancing will be practiced when available. 

Please note: Priority seating is provided to staff working within one of the curerent DHS child welfare service contracts, including: Family Centered Services (FCS); Qualified Residential Treatment Program (QRTP) / Group Foster Care; Child Welfare Emergency Services (CWES): Aftercare Services; Supervised Apartment Living (SAL); Recruitment, Retention, Training and Support Services (RRTS); Parent Partners; Foster Care Youth Council. If you do not work within one of the current DHS child welfare services contract, you may be bumped from the course and placed on a wait list.

At each training, participants will receive a certificate of completion based on hours attended. For more information, please click here

If you have any questions or need to cancel your registration, please contact Katie Henry, [email protected].


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Contact: For more information contact Katie Henry, [email protected]