Blending Motivational Interviewing Strategies with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy


Friday, May 06, 2022, 9:00 AM-4:00 PM-
$199 including CEUs

Blending Motivational Interviewing Strategies with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Suzy Langevin, LICSW, LADC I and Stefanie Gregware, LMHC

This training is intended to help participants to understand the overlap between Motivational Interviewing and Cognitive Behavioral strategies.  We will provide a brief overview of the core strategies of both MI and CBT with a particular focus on how they can both be used to support practitioners in meeting individuals where they are at.  This training will allow participants to identify how to assess the individual’s stage of change throughout treatment and select interventions based on this assessment.  Participants will have the opportunity to try these strategies in real plays and role plays in the training. 

Following this training the participants will understand:

  • The MI and CBT strategies that overlap and are suited for use together.
  • The core components to be used when implementing CBT or MI interventions in a therapeutic context.
  • How to assess and respond to an individual’s stage of change and readiness for change in a particular area as a part of implementing standard CBT in practice. 

 

Suzy Langevin, LICSW, LADC I, Director of Training and Professional Development at Open Sky Community Services, is committed to making the best evidence-based tools and supports available to both Open Sky employees and the broader community through the Bridge Training Institute.

Ms Langevin has presented regionally and nationally on implementing evidence-based treatment modalities, including the Stephanie Moulton Symposium, NAADAC Webinar Series, and the Massachusetts Psychiatric Rehabilitation Collaborative Annual Conference.

She has extensive training and fidelity coding experience in Motivational Interviewing, and is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT). Ms. Langevin also serves on a number of substance use related community groups, including the Regional Response to Recovery Partnership and the Central MA Substance Addiction Association.

Ms. Langevin has been with Open Sky for almost 10 years. Prior to taking of her current role, she served as Director of Dual Diagnosis Services, where she developed a model for services for co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders. She also previously worked to implement and supervise the provision of Illness Management and Recovery (IMR) services across adult and adolescent treatment settings and the development and opening of The Bridge Counseling Center, Open Sky’s outpatient division. In 2014, Ms. Langevin was awarded the ABH Excellence in Outcomes Award as a member of the CR for PTSD group. In addition to her work at Open Sky, Ms. Langevin has experience in a diverse range of settings, including emergency mental health, juvenile justice, residential treatment and hospital inpatient care.

Stefanie Gregware, MA, LMHC is the Vice President of Clinical Services at Open Sky Community Services. In this capacity, she oversees clinical services agency wide. She is trained in all evidence-based practice models Open Sky provides and supervises each clinical team ensuring fidelity, outcome measurement, training, supervision, and development of self-sufficient practices.

Ms. Gregware received her master’s degree from Assumption College with a concentration in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. She was also awarded a certificate in CBT through the Aaron T. Beck Institute in Cognitive Studies at Assumption College. Ms. Gregware received advanced training and consultation in Recovery Oriented CBT for Schizophrenia through the Beck Institute and the University of Pennsylvania. In addition, she has received intensive training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy.

Ms. Gregware has provided direct clinical care for the past 10 years with treatments based in a Cognitive Behavioral therapy framework. These treatments include; DBT, CBT for symptoms of psychosis, Cognitive Restructuring for PTSD, and CBT for anxiety and depression. She has received training and supervision from leaders in these practices (Charles Swenson, M.D., Kim Meuser, Ph.D., Jennifer Gottlieb, Ph.D., Corine Cather, Ph.D, Aaron Brinen, Ph.D,) Ms. Gregware is one of two CR for PTSD practitioners at Open Sky who are trained to provide fidelity ratings on audio-taped therapy sessions.

Ms. Gregware has also co-facilitated a 2-day course on Recovery Oriented Cognitive Therapy. This workshop was created under the supervision of Aaron Brinen, Ph.D., at the Beck Institute.

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