Motivational Interviewing for Correctional Officers and Re-entry Staff, 8 hours
Motivational Interviewing (MI) is simple, outcome driven, and energy efficient. It is a central piece to Evidence-Based Practice. The re-entry staff person seeks to create a professional alliance, a collaborative working relationship. This professional communication strategy and interview style allows for problem solving and creates competency and personal responsibility in the offender. Professional-grade communication skills and empathic active listening skills are explored and practiced. A problem-solving model is provided that can be replicated on the job. This active, hands-on course supplies specific, take-away skills that can be used immediately and can produce measurable outcomes over time.