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(CANCELLED) Virtual Motivational Interviewing College for Supervisors: Utilizing M.I. within Supervision & Building a More Effective Team

Information Details
Start Date Thursday, January 26, 2023
End Date Friday, January 27, 2023
Event Times
Zoom log-in begins at 8:30am EST
Training runs 9:00am-4:15pm EST
Event Details

*Note: This year’s M.I. College trainings are all advanced-level; if you have never had Motivational Interviewing training, please see the M.I. Foundational Cohort Series trainings on the CMHA website.

Registration closes 5 business days prior to the training.

Motivational Interviewing (MI) for Supervisors focuses on two different areas - supervision and increasing MI competency to build a more effective team. The first day assists supervisors with enhancing staffs’ use of MI to improve quality of care to those served. The second day explores the purpose of supervision and different supervision tasks. It focuses on providing supervision utilizing the philosophy and core components of Motivational Interviewing. Supervisors will be able to utilize Motivational Interviewing to enhance their team meetings and improve team culture/climate. The training will explore how the Spirit of MI and Person-Centered Planning fit together. Supervisors will have tools to assist staff with using the MI processes to matching stage of change with where individuals are with their goals and motivations. They will be able to recognize behaviors that support autonomy and activation. Supervisors will learn strategies to identify and coach staff on responding to sustain talk and change talk.

Attendees are required to have had Motivational Interviewing Basic Training, and preferably Advanced also, at least one month prior to attending Motivational Interviewing for Supervisors Training. This training is intended for supervisors of contact level staff/practitioners such as case managers, supports coordinators, therapists, crisis workers, and peer support specialists in the state of Michigan at the intermediate or advanced level of practice.

Virtual Participation Guidelines:  
You are expected to actively participate in the virtual training with the same attention and vigor as an in-person training. See below for additional information about virtual education recommendations and requirements. 

  • After registering through the CMHA website, you will receive a confirmation email.
  • Payment is due at the time of registration.
  • One week prior to the training, we will send you an email which will include a link to register for the training in Zoom. 
  • Your Zoom confirmation email will include the link to access the training for the dates scheduled, these links are specific to the registrant, each individual will need their own unique link. It is recommended that you save the Zoom link in your calendar for easy access the day of the training.
  • You must watch the virtual training LIVE to receive credit for the training.
  • A computer or tablet is required for participating in this virtual training. Cell phones are not acceptable due to size limitation when viewing the PowerPoint slides and participating in polls. Phone audio only option is not acceptable.
  • Only one participant per Zoom link/device—each registrant will need to log in individually for accurate CE participation tracking.
  • In order to receive credit for this training attendees must be on video via their own device, showing the individual throughout the entire training (unless otherwise directed by the presenter) and be situated in a way that is sufficient for active engagement and learning as determined by CMHA.
  • Technology challenges: It is the attendee’s responsibility to ensure that their technology is working and that they are familiar with Zoom. CMHA Staff will not be able to assist you with IT challenges during the training. Click here to access detailed instructions and videos if you are unfamiliar with zoom.
  • Chat Feature: Lack of response to multiple chats directly from moderators may impact your ability to receive continuing education credits. After three failed attempts to reach the attendee via chat, you will not be eligible to receive continuing education credits.
  • We do not allow for training participants to be in their automobile/driving during trainings due to Michigan Distracted Driving Laws. Here is a link that has more information on Distracted Driving.
  • It is recommended that attendees log into the Zoom waiting room at least 15 minutes before the training begins.
  • Registration reports will indicate arrival and departure times (note for continuing education you must be logged into the virtual training within 5 minutes of the start of the training).
  • Polls will be randomly given with a limited time for attendees to respond. This is required for continuing education.
  • Internet: A strong internet connection is highly recommended. If your internet service is not able to stream videos, it will likely not be strong enough to support a virtual training. You will want a minimum upload speed of 5mbps. If technology may be an issue for you, please contact CMHA at 517-374-6848 to discuss options further.
  • Each training takes place in the time zone of its location and all agenda times reflect that.
  • After confirmation that you have fully participated in this training, completed the polls and evaluation, your Continuing Education Certificate will be emailed to you within 30 days of the training.
$50 per person. 
The fee includes electronic training materials and CEs for both days. 

PRE-PAYMENT REQUIRED:  Registration fees must be paid at the time of online registration with a valid credit card. Checks and/or purchase orders will not be accepted.  Refunds will not be given for registrants who do not participate in the training for which they have registered (“no-shows”).

Day 1:

8:30-9 a.m.  Zoom Log-in / Registration

9-10:30 a.m.  Welcome Introduction; The Spirit of MI within the Person-Centered Planning Process; Use of evoking strategies to identify individuals’ goals and motivations

10:30-10:45 a.m.  Break

10:45 a.m.-noon  Identify/provide feedback on strategies of Responding to Change Talk; Identify/provide feedback on strategies of Responding to Sustain Talk

Noon-1 p.m.  Lunch Break

1-2:30 p.m.  Behaviors that support autonomy and activation

2:30-2:45 p.m.  Break

2:45-4:15 p.m.  Enhancing staff competency to use the MI Processes as a guide to matching stage of change

4:15 p.m.  Adjourn

Day 2:

8:30-9 a.m.  Zoom Log-in / Registration

9-10:30 a.m.  What makes a supervisor?; Enhance staff competency

10:30-10:45 a.m.  Break

10:45 a.m.-noon  Types of supervisory: administrative, clinical, supportive; How does the Spirit of MI fit into Supervision?

Noon-1 p.m.  Lunch Break

1-2:30 p.m.  Addressing supervisory tasks of Administrative, Educational/Clinical, Supportive utilizing MI

2:30-2:45 p.m.  Break

2:45-4:15 p.m.  MI in Team Meetings; MI and Team Climate/factors that impact how to use MI

4:15 p.m.  Adjourn

Who Should Attend
This event is sponsored by the adult mental health block grant and the ARPA SUD grant and is intended for persons who serve adults only through the mental health and/or substance abuse provider network (PIHPs/CMHSPs/SUD and/or their contract agencies) in the state of Michigan.  It contains content appropriate for CEOs, COOs, clinical directors, supervisors, case managers, support coordinators, therapists, crisis workers, peer support specialists and any other practitioners at the advanced and supervisory levels of practice.
Michelle Boudreaux, LMSW
Michelle Boudreaux, LMSW, has been providing mental health and cooccurring services for over twenty-years. She started her career working in residential treatment with adolescents in their families. She has provided IDDT treatment and utilized Motivational Interviewing since 2005 and has provided DBT treatment since 2007. She was a program supervisor who has provided oversight to multiple evidence-based practices. (IDDT, MI, DBT, FPE, IPS, Recovery Illness and Management, Integrated Healthcare, etc.) for eleven years. She currently is a supervisor at InterAct of Michigan where she provides co-occurring and DBT services. She also serves on the MIFAST review team for DBT approach, while honoring the Spirit of MI.

Heidi Wale Knizacky, MS, LLP
Heidi Wale Knizacky is the CEO of APPRECOTS – Applied Research Consultants.  While she was earning an M.S. in Clinical Psychology from Eastern Michigan University, Heidi worked in the office of the Michigan Level of Functioning Project and was introduced to the CAFAS®. This experience awakened her passion for using measurement to enrich communication, support clinical practices, and improve service programs. In addition to working as a therapist, Heidi has worked with organizations across North America to support staff and care for individuals by integrating evidence-based measurement and best-research practices into programming. Clinical topics Heidi especially enjoys are Motivational Interviewing, applied behavioral management practices, and provision of safe and appropriate services to LGBTQ+ youth. Heidi is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT).
CEUs 12 Continuing Education Hours:  
Social Workers: This course qualifies for a maximum of 12 continuing education hours. The Community Mental Health Association is an approved provider with the Michigan Social Work Continuing Education Collaborative. Approved Provider Number: MICEC 060818. Qualifies as “face-to-face (in-person) education.”
Substance Use Disorder Professionals: CMHA is approved by Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals (MCBAP). CMHA maintains the responsibility for the program and content. Substance Use Disorder Professionals participating in this training may receive a maximum of 12 related contact hours. It is important that attendees keep a copy of the training brochure containing the descriptions along with their attendance record form. 
Certificate Awarded: After confirmation that you have fully participated in this training (see Virtual Participation section), completed the quiz and evaluation, your Continuing Education Certificate will be emailed to you within 30 days of the training.
Certificate Issued By: Christina Ward, Director of Education & Training; cward@cmham.org; 517-374-6848
Evaluation/Grievance: There will be an opportunity for each participant to complete an evaluation of the course and the instructor. If you have any issues with the way in which this conference was conducted or other problems, you may note that on your evaluation or you may contact CMHA at 517-374-6848 or through our webpage at www.cmham.org for resolution.
*National Accreditation rules indicate that if you are over 5-minutes late or depart early, you forfeit your CEs for the entire training. Please note that this is a National rule that CMHAM must enforce or we could lose our provider status to provide CEs in the future. This rule will be strictly followed.
Cancellation Policy
Substitutions are permitted up to 5 business days prior to the training. No-shows will be billed at the full training rate. Cancellations must be received in writing at least 10 business days prior to the conference for a full refund less a $15 administrative fee. If cancellation is received less than 10 business days prior to the training, no refund will be given. Refunds will be issued within 90 days of the training. You will receive a refund receipt to the email address provided when the original payment was made. If you have not received a receipt, please email your request to dferguson@cmham.org with registrant and organization name, training name and date, and order number.

Grant Funding/Sponsors
Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, through the Michigan Association of Community Mental Health Boards, has provided funding for this initiative through Federal Community Mental Health Block Grant.