Training Details

Motivational Interviewing: Preparing Clients for Change

Adult Protective Services Caseworkers and community partners are frequently challenged by a client’s lack of motivation to change negative behaviors, which have contributed to risk to their health and safety. This is particularly true in the case of individuals who are struggling with substance use disorders. Motivational Interviewing is an evidence-based counseling style which adopts a brief intervention format, using critical elements that serve as catalysts for motivation and change. Motivational Interviewing addresses how to strengthen client intrinsic motivation to change and reduce ambivalence. This workshop serves as an introduction to Motivational Interviewing and gives participants the basic tools necessary to incorporate this intervention into their practice.
Learning Objectives:
  • An understanding of the fundamental spirit and approach of MI.
  • Learned and practiced component skills of this approach.
  • Understand the Transtheoretical Model of Change.
  • Gained experience, through demonstration and practice, in this evocative counseling style, and how it contrasts with less-helpful methods of overt persuasion.
Event Cost:

$45.00 / 3 CEUs for Counselors and Social Workers

Event Information:

Motivational Interviewing:  Preparing Clients for Change


Tuesday, August 30, 2022
9:00 a.m. ‚Äď 12:15 p.m. (AM Session)
Brian Lowery, LSW
Human Service Trainer & Consultant

Cost $45.00 / 3 CEUs for
Counselors and Social Workers

About the Presenter(s):

Brian Lowery

Brian D. Lowery, MPA, LSW¬†is the¬†Educational Coordinator¬†of Lowery Training Associates and primary presenter for most of the training programs. He has been a human service trainer for the past¬†30 years and is the¬†recipient of the ‚ÄúRising Star Award‚ÄĚ from the Ohio Child Welfare Training Program (OCWTP)¬†and the “Trainer of the Year Award‚ÄĚ from the Northeast Region of the OCWTP.¬†¬†He recently received the prestigious Linda Pope award for excellence in training in Ohio. Brian has served as the Director of In-Service Training for the largest private child caring agency in Ohio and the Director of Child Care at a Northeast Ohio residential treatment center.¬†He is a Qualified Professional Administrator with the Ohio Department of Mental Health and a State Licensed Social Worker.¬†Brian currently serves as a consultant with¬†contract agencies of the Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services (ADAMHS) Board and the¬†Developmental Disabilities Board of¬†Cuyahoga County.¬†¬†He is a sought-after¬†consultant and trainer with human service organizations throughout the Midwest.