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Motivational Interviewing (Ottumwa, Iowa)
Monday, October 25, 2021, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM CDT
Category: Training

Motivational Interviewing
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.

We are highly encouraging you to take a pre-learning course prior to this in-person course. A basic knowldge of MI will be needed for this training, and that will not be covered in this in-person training. If you have a Relias account, you can take two short trainings, Motivational Interviewing, REL-HHS-0-MI-V2 and Motivational Interviewing in Clinical Practice REL-HHS-0-AMI-V2. Or you can sign up for a free training through the Florida Certifcation Board https://fcbonline.remote-learner.net/login/index.php

Southern Iowa Mental Health Center (SIMHC)
1527 Albia Road
Ottumwa, Iowa 52501
Enter Door #2, on the left as you face the building


Andrea Dickerson is a Licensed Therapist and Certified Substance Use Counselor who has worked in behavioral health since 1997. She is currently the Director of Behavioral Health at YSS. 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.
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.  


Registration will begin at 8:30am. Training will begin promptly at 9am. This training is scheduled until 12pm. 

Please note: Priority seating is provided to staff working within one of the current 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.

 If you have questions regarding seating for the training or if you are unable to participate for any reason, please contact Katie Henry ([email protected]).

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