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Motivational Interviewing (Des Moines)
Thursday, October 06, 2022, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM CST
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.

It is *HIGHLY RECOMMMENDED* you to take a pre-learning course prior to this in-person course. A basic knowledge 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, Introduction to Motivational Interviewing REL-BHC-0-IMI and Use of Motivational Interviewing in Clinical Practice REL-BHC-0-UMICP. Or you can sign up for a free training through the Florida Certification Board https://fcbonline.remote-learner.net/login/index.php

United Way of Central Iowa
Conference Room E
1111 9th Street
Des Moines, IA 50314
**Enter the building under the canopy. Turn right. The conference rooms are at the end of the hall.

Eileen Swoboda, MSW, LISW, has worked in the child welfare system for 30 years. She has worked in group and residential care. She began her career as a foster care worker with both local and unaccompanied refugee minor children from Southeast Asia. She has provided counseling services to children and families with multiple concerns at Lutheran Services in Iowa and, currently, at Compass Clinical Associates in Des Moines. Her special interest is working with play therapy with children and their parents, and she incorporates a trauma informed perspective focused on building resilience. She has conducted numerous trainings and workshops across Iowa and provided training and consultation for churches, schools, attorneys, Juvenile Court professionals, NASW, Visiting Nurse Services, DHS and various family service agencies. Since 2000, Eileen has served as adjunct faculty at the University of Iowa Graduate School of Social Work, where she developed her appreciation and use of Motivational Interviewing.

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

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]