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Utilizing Motivational Interviewing to Address Gambling Disorder
May 15, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm$50
Title: Utilizing Motivational Interviewing to Address Gambling Disorder
Date & Time: May 15, 2018 9am to 2pm
Presenter: Thomas E. Broffman, PhD, LICSW, CAADAC, CCS, CEAP
Location: 134 Durfee St, Fall River, MA
Motivational interviewing is an evidence based practice based on CBT principles to enhance gambling clients’ motivation to change through use of engagement strategies specific to the person’s stage of change. MI is an evidence based practice to treat gambling disorders. Gambling clients often struggle with cognitive distortions and irrational beliefs about gambling. MI is particularly effective with gambling clients in the pre-contemplation, contemplation and determination stages of change. The key strategy is to resolve gambling client’s resistance to change without increasing their resistance to change.
At the end of the training, participants will be able to:
• Define multiple MI techniques to help gambling clients to change
• Describe the Stages of Change & complete a Stage of Change Assessment with gambling clients
• Define the 4 principles of MI
• Define the 3 components of the spirit of MI
• Demonstrate skill with OARS
• Demonstrate at least 2 methods to elicit change talk with gambling clients
• Utilize a Readiness Ruler with gambling clients
• Complete a Decisional Balance with gambling clients
• Complete a Change Plan with gambling clients
• Describe 3 MI strategies to deal with resistance to change among gambling clients
Thomas E. Broffman, PhD, LICSW, CAADAC, CCS, CEAP is the owner & operator of Broffman Training & Consultation Services and is a regionally known trainer and consultant. His primary expertise has been a Motivational Interviewing trainer, consultant and practitioner for over 25 yrs. He has been involved in MI implementation projects (MI training and MI coaching) in family service agencies, a variety of healthcare settings, medication assisted treatment programs, both adult and adolescent residential care, homeless and housing programs, domestic violence, co-occurring disorders, gambling treatment programs, and day treatment/IOP.