Substance Use Disorders and MI: Integrating Motivational Interviewing into Your Rehabilitation Counseling Practice
January 11 - 13, 2022

Event Information

Registration Status: OPEN
Registration Ends: Tuesday, January 4, 2022

Making major life decisions can be challenging under the best of circumstances, especially when substance use is present. With motivational interviewing, counselors can help clients examine their readiness to change, identify barriers to motivation, and resolve ambivalence toward achieving their goals. In this series, attendees will learn and practice motivational interviewing techniques that may help clients identify and change behaviors that are impeding them from reaching their goals. Current and potential uses of motivational interviewing in rehabilitation counseling practice are explored.

Presenter Bio: Vanessa Perry, Ph.D., CRC, LAC, is Associate Professor of Practice at the University of Arizona, where she has taught in the M.A. Counseling Program since 2016. Dr. Perry teaches clinical counseling and rehabilitation counseling courses, which draw on her professional experience as a rehabilitation counselor, disability rights advocate, military social service support, and clinical mental health counselor. Dr. Perry has previously worked for the California Department of Rehabilitation, where she carried a transition aged youth caseload. Additionally, she previously enjoyed serving clients with substance use disorders through a mobile clinic in rural North Carolina. She enjoys combining her clinical experience and scholarly knowledge to learn with other professionals.

CRCC: 3 General Hours


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Credit: Any credit for a class that you were unable to attend for unforseen circumstances must be used within one year of the date of the class.