Overview of Motivational Interviewing for Community Corrections Professionals

 

Individuals involved in the juvenile or adult justice system are often unsure about making behavioral or life changes. Motivational Interviewing is a way of communicating that draws out people’s own thoughts and beliefs to help them resolve their ambivalence about change. Pretrial, probation, parole officers, and corrections counselors working with adults or juveniles on community supervision can use motivational interviewing skills to help the individuals they supervise internalize the change process and improve compliance with supervision conditions. This course will provide community supervision professionals working with adults and juveniles on community supervision with a brief overview of motivational interviewing, the stages of the change process, and strategies that can be used to enhance an individual’s motivation to change.

$25.00

Hours: 2.00
REL-PS-0-CORRMI

Certificates

Certificates provided by accrediting body (2 Match)

California Board of State and Community Corrections

2.0 HOURS


This activity is approved for 2.00 STC credit hours.

American Probation and Parole Association

2.0 HOURS


This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-PS-0-CORRMI
Hours: 2
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 11/1/2024
Learning Objectives:
Define motivational interviewing.
Identify the 6 stages of change.
Explain 4 basic principles of motivational interviewing.
Describe at least 4 motivational interviewing techniques you can use to enhance an individual’s motivation to change.
Discuss 5 techniques for eliciting change talk.

Outline:
Section 1: Introduction

About This Course

Learning Objectives

Section 2: Introduction to Motivational Interviewing

Meet Jonathan

Ambivalence: A Normal Part of Change

What is MI?

How Change Happens

Stages of Change

When Would You Use MI?

Review

Summary

Section 3: Principles of Motivational Interviewing

Spirit of Motivational Interviewing

Principles of Motivational Interviewing

Express Empathy

Develop Discrepancy

Roll with Resistance

Support Self-Efficacy

Review

Summary

Section 4: Motivational Interviewing Techniques

OARS Techniques

Open-Ended Questions

Affirmations

Sources for Affirmations

Reflective Listening

Thinking Reflectively

Types of Reflective Listening Statements

Summaries

Types of Summaries

Information Exchange

Review

Summary

Section 5: Eliciting Change Talk

Sustain Talk

Change Talk

DARN-CAT

Techniques to Elicit Change Talk

The Importance/Confidence Ruler

Looking Back

Query Extremes

Explore Goals and Values

Looking Forward

Establish a Language of Commitment: Elaboration

Review

Summary

Section 6: Conclusion

Summary

Course Contributors

Resources

References

Congratulations!

Instructor: Truls Neal
Truls Neal has served as the Director and the Deputy Director of Multnomah County Department of Community Justice (DCJ) for the past two years. Truls has worked as a Corrections Professional for more than 30 years. He has worked in various capacities in the criminal justice field including as a corrections counselor, juvenile counselor, parole and probation officer including fourteen years in community corrections management. 

He began his career in 1983 with Orange County Juvenile Probation in California. In 1992, Truls moved to Oregon and worked for 16 years for Clackamas County Community Corrections, serving as a Corrections Counselor, Community Service Coordinator, Parole and Probation Officer, Supervisor and finally as the Manager of the Parole and Probation Field Services. 

Ten years ago, Truls was hired by Multnomah County. As a Senior Manager, he was instrumental in developing and implementing the Reentry Enhancement Coordination Program (REC), a successful prison reentry program currently still in existence today. Prior to being assigned Deputy Director Truls served as the Adult Division Director for DCJ.  Additionally, he currently serves on the board for the American Probation and Parole Association. Locally, Truls has served as an executive member of the Multnomah County Managers of Color.  

Truls holds a Bachelor's Degree in Sociology from California State University, San Bernardino. In addition to his professional career, he is active in NE Portland and is involved with his community in his local neighborhood association and other community-based organizations. Truls life mission is to build community at work, home, and in his neighborhood. Disclosure: Truls Neal has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Staff Writer: Kimberly Cobb, M.S.

Ms. Cobb is a Content Writer for Public Safety and Health and Human Services at Relias. Ms. Cobb has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Correctional and Juvenile Justice Studies and a Master of Science Degree in Criminal Justice. She has held a variety of positions in the criminal and juvenile justice systems including a Supervisor in a high security facility for female juveniles; a Court Designated Worker/Juvenile Probation Officer; Facilitator for a parent/teen Nurturing Program; and a Program Coordinator for a juvenile drug and alcohol prevention program. For the past 18 years, Mrs. Cobb has worked in a research, training, and technical assistance capacity. She has was the statewide evaluator for the Commonwealth of Kentucky for adult, juvenile, and family drug courts; a Research Associate for the American Probation & Parole Association providing training and technical assistance to Native American Nations/Alaska Native Villages on systemic criminal and juvenile justice initiatives; and a Research Administrator for the University of Kentucky managing federal, state, and foundation grants awarded to the College of Medicine, Behavioral Science department, Center for Drug and Alcohol Research, and Kentucky Rural Medical Centers.

Disclosure: Kimberly Cobb, M.S. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: Correctional Officers; in the following settings: Adult Corrections.
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