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Motivational interviewing and harm reduction with youth

Motivational interviewing and harm reduction with youth

This training will focus on instruction on evidence-based interventions geared towards youth who use substances. It will provide background and instruction on therapeutic techniques for increasing youth engagement and strategies for addressing substance use concerns – in particular motivational interviewing, harm reduction, and the transtheoretical model. Participants will engage in self-reflection and will provide the space for live role plays, as well as live discussion opportunities.

Learning objectives:

  • Identify the unique needs of youth who use substances 
  • Gain familiarity with the stages of change model and how it pertains to intervention with youth 
  • Acquire harm reduction strategies to engage youth more effectively 
  • Leave with case formulation and motivational interviewing strategies that will assist them in their clinical work with young people