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Using Motivational Interviewing to Make Positive Change with Difficult Clients

  • 21 Mar 2015
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Health Service Complex (Rosecrans), CORONADO Conference Room, 3851 Rosecrans Street, San Diego, CA 92110


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Using Motivational Interviewing Strategies to Help Clients Resolve Ambivalence and Make Positive Change


This seminar is intended to introduce attendees to Motivational Interviewing techniques and the stages of change model. Members in attendance will learn about core MI techniques and practice using these skills to analyze how to best help their clients. The program will review the stages of change model and teach strategies for assessing a client's readiness for change. It will also provide examples for how to help clients resolve ambivalence and how to use MI techniques to effectively work with difficult clients.   This seminar will also address key issues when working with clients with substance abuse.

Dr. Alisa Robinson is a licensed clinical psychologist with over fifteen years of experience treating individuals throughout the lifespan. She currently works as the Clinical Director at Southern California Recovery Centers. Dr. Robinson received her PhD from the University of Southern California and studied Cognitive Science at the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Robinson has trained doctoral and master’s level psychology students and is an adjunct professor at Argosy University. Dr. Robinson is the author of “The Loneliness Cure” and has written articles on how loneliness can affect leaders and companies. Dr. Robinson specializes in addiction and recovery issues, relationships, anxiety, family issues, brain & behavior, and celebrity psychology. She has extensive experience in neuropsychological testing and personality assessment. Dr. Robinson has given day-long training seminars on various topics, including psychological diagnosis and treatment and business psychology. Dr. Robinson works as a consultant in the field of Organizational Development. In this capacity she helps companies increase their organizational effectiveness, facilitates teambuilding, improves hiring processes and provides executive coaching. 

Early Bird Registration until March 11, 2015!

Pre-licensed Members:  $20

Pre-licensed Non-Members: $35

Licensed Members: $30

Licensed Non-Members: $45

Registration Rates after March 11, 2015

Pre-licensed Members:  $30

Pre-licensed Non-Members: $45

Licensed Members: $40

Licensed Non-Members: $55


This course is provided by the San Diego Chapter of CAMFT, PCE #58. This course meets the qualifications for 3 hours of Continuing Education credit for MFTs and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Science.

Policy on Payment: Payment in the EXACT amount can be taken in CASH or CHECK at the door or through the following link, www.camft-sandiego.org.

Please note that the San Diego Chapter Membership is an ADDITIONAL membership to your CAMFT membership. If you are unsure of your membership with SD-CAMFT please email our membership chair at camftsd.membership@gmail.com.

A refund will NOT be given if an attendee pays online and is unable to attend the event. A refund WILL be given if an attendee pays an erroneous amount for the event.

Special Needs: Facilities are accessible to persons with disabilities. If you have a special need and plan to attend the event, please contact Katy Hoslar at (858) 220-9519 or via email at education@camft-sandiego.org. Please allow as much advance notice as is possible to ensure we have ample opportunity to meet your needs.

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