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Motivational Interviewing

  • 23 Aug 2013
  • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • LLU Behavioral Health Institute 1686 Barton Road, Redlands, CA 92373


  • Anyone who is not a member of Inland Empire Chapter of CAMFT
  • Member of the Inland Empire Chapter of CAMFT

Motivational Interviewing with Katheryn Whittaker, MS, LMFT, LPCC

Since its inception, Motivational Interviewing has given therapists the tools to work with individuals that find “change” to be a difficult process.

Motivational Interviewing is known as a style of talking with people constructively about reducing their health risks and changing their behavior. It is designed to enhance the client’s own motivation to change using strategies that are empathic and non-confrontational.

Participants will:

1. Learn what populations can benefit from Motivational Interviewing including resistant clients.

2. Be able to identify how Motivational Interviewing differs from traditional counseling.

3. Learn and practice the micro skills identified with Motivational Interviewing.

4. Be able to identify what change talk looks like.

Katheryn Whittaker is the Director of Clinical Services for Matrix Institute on Addictions. Ms. Whittaker has worked in the behavioral health field since 2002.  She has provided mental health and substance abuse services to adults, adolescents, and children in a variety of treatment settings. She has extensive experience training clinicians both nationally and internationally on topics including Motivational Interviewing, Substance Abuse, Psychopathology, and Community Mental Health.

She is currently an Approved Supervisor for the American Association for Marital & Family Therapy (AAMFT) and the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (CAMFT). Ms. Whittaker received her Master of Science degree in Marital and Family Therapy from Loma Linda University. She is currently completing her Doctorate in Psychology at California Southern University. She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) in the State of California.

NOTE: Ken Sabuki & Justin Weekley attended but did not give us email addresses so could not be counted in registrant total.

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