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WEBINAR: An Introduction to Motivational Interviewing (MI) 
Tuesday, February 20, 2024, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM EDT
Category: AHTA Events

WEBINAR: An Introduction to Motivational Interviewing (MI) 

February 20, 2024 | 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM ET

Do you want to better engage your clients in the garden? Do you feel something is missing from your conversations with them? There's an approach that may serve you and your clients better.

Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a collaborative and client-centered counseling technique aimed at eliciting behavior change by exploring and resolving ambivalence. In the context of horticultural therapy programs, MI can be a powerful tool for engaging participants in a manner that respects their autonomy and facilitates a genuine commitment to therapeutic goals. This one-hour overview will explore MI and its uses, as well as leave participants with some tools to get started.

Melody Cole, MS, RDN, is an experienced clinician and consultant who provides Motivational Interviewing for a variety of professionals in the medical community. In addition to clinical training, Melody integrates MI-enabled content into strategic initiatives and organizational change. Throughout her career, she has been instrumental in championing MI-informed leadership skills that support process improvement. Melody enjoys developing and coaching others in an MI-consistent communication style that builds trust and establishes person-centered relationships. Melody became a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) in Berlin, Germany, in 2015. She has a keen interest in MI in Leadership and MI in Medical Groups and is an active member of the Wisconsin MINT community.

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