Events: San Diego-Imperial Valley Chapter

Motivational Interviewing and Engagement
Friday, October 20, 2017


The goal of Motiviational Interviewing (MI) is to strengthen a person’s motivation to change. MI is registered with SAMSA’s National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices and with The California Clearinghouse for Evidence-Based (CEBC) Practices for Child Welfare Services. According to CEBC, “Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a goal-directed, client-centered counseling style for eliciting behavioral change by helping clients to explore and resolve ambivalence. The operational assumption in MI is that ambivalent attitudes or lack of resolve is the primary obstacle to behavioral change, so that the examination and resolution of ambivalence becomes its key goal. MI has been applied to a wide range of problem behaviors related to alcohol and substance abuse as well as health promotion, medical treatment adherence, and mental health issues.”

Speaker: Rosemarie Campos Sachs, MS, MFT 45119, Member of MINT
Rosemarie earned a Masters of Science degree in Counseling, emphasis on Marriage and Family Therapy in 2003. Prior to that, she earned a Masters of Arts in education with an emphasis on multicultural counseling. She has been providing behavioral health services to children, adolescents, families and adults since 1997. Since 2009, Rosemarie has trained hundreds of professionals from diverse backgrounds such as nurses, case managers, care coordinators, social workers, psychologists, managers, marriage and family therapists, speech therapists and foster care parents seeking to understand and proficiently use Motivational Interviewing (MI). Based out of a private practice in San Diego, CA, Rosemarie offers MI introduction courses, intermediate skills trainings, coaching and MI informed supervision.

Location: Coyne & Associates, 3550 Camino Del Rio North, Suite #104, San Diego, CA 92108

Time: 11:00 am to 1:00 pm