March 01, 2022

The Spirit of Motivational Interviewing

Join us on Friday, March 4, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. for "The Spirit of Motivational Interviewing: Connections to Help Foster Compassion for Clients, Decrease Burnout for Clinicians, and Improve Motivation in the Face of Ambivalence", presented by Carl Sallee, Psy.D.

This event is free to attend or $10 for 1.0 CEU, pending approval from UPA, NASW-UT, UAMFT, and UMHCA. This event is virtual, via Zoom. Register here:

After the event, everyone who registers will be sent the video recording, presentation slides, and CE quiz for CE credit. So, you can receive either live, "in-person" OR asynchronous CEU credit 

Here's a bit more information about the presentation:

Motivational Interviewing (MI) is often thought of as a niche skill only applied in certain specialty areas when very specific behavioral change is necessary, but patients are having a hard time finding motivation to make that change. However, this presentation will be focused less on specific application of this therapeutic tool. It is more focused on empowering clinicians through discussion about how the overarching spirit of MI is applicable to any client in any setting, as a way to increase the clinician’s compassion for their patients, reduce provider burnout with challenging clients, and improve therapeutic outcomes by teaming up with ambivalent clients rather than working against them.

This presentation hopes to spread awareness of MI as an inherently person-centered tool that any provider can use to augment and enhance any other type of therapy they already utilize, and to provide practical philosophies from the spirit of MI that psychologists can adopt in their prospective settings.

About the presenter:

Carl Sallee, Psy.D. is a postdoctoral resident and licensed clinical psychologist of the Anxiety/Mood the Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Assessment/Testing programs at UCEBT. Carl has a background in Third wave Cognitive Behavioral Therapies, Motivational Interviewing, Rogerian Person-Centered psychotherapy, and PTSD treatment.

He has a genuine belief that true empathy, validation, and unconditional positive regard for a person can help decrease any barriers to necessary changes and increase compassion and connection not only with clients, but in the world. He hopes to share this belief and hope with other clinicians during a historical context where compassion and empathy fatigue is a serious threat to burnout, and when we and our clients are likely in more pain than the world has experienced in the recent past.