This activity is approved for 2.00 STC credit hours.
This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.
Section 1: Introduction
About This Course
Section 2: Introduction to Motivational Interviewing
Ambivalence: A Normal Part of Change
What is MI?
How Change Happens
Stages of Change
When Would You Use MI?
Section 3: Principles of Motivational Interviewing
Spirit of Motivational Interviewing
Principles of Motivational Interviewing
Roll with Resistance
Section 4: Motivational Interviewing Techniques
Sources for Affirmations
Types of Reflective Listening Statements
Types of Summaries
Section 5: Eliciting Change Talk
Techniques to Elicit Change Talk
The Importance/Confidence Ruler
Explore Goals and Values
Establish a Language of Commitment: Elaboration
Section 6: Conclusion
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.Staff Writer: Kimberly Cobb, M.S.
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.
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.