IN-PERSON-Blending Motivational Interviewing Strategies with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Friday, May 19, 2023, 9:00 AM-4:00 PM-$219 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.
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.