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Motivational Interviewing Training with Dr. Fader, PhD

Silver Hill Hospital is proud to partner with Dr. Jonathan Fader, PhD, for a one-day Motivational Interviewing Training.

Friday, October 14th, 2022
9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Silver Hill Hospital
East Campus – Martin Center
208 Valley Road, New Canaan, Connecticut 06840


Dr. Jonathan Fader is a Motivational Interviewing trainer and is part of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT). He trains internationally on M.I. and is a co-author of the book Coaching Athletes to Be Their Best: Motivational Interviewing in Sport. Dr. Fader is a licensed Clinical and Performance Psychologist known for his work with the New York Mets, New York Giants, and first responder groups like the New York City Fire Department (FDNY). Dr. Fader is also the co-founder of Union Square Practice, a mental health center in Manhattan.


Who is this training designed for?

This one-day Motivational Interviewing Training is appropriate for professionals and professionals-in-training who have no prior or limited exposure to Motivational Interviewing techniques. People whose work involves helping clients achieve behavior change will benefit most from this intensive MI training. Such disciplines include but are not limited to, psychologists, social workers, psychiatrists, physicians, nurses, case workers, outreach workers, dietitians, therapists, clergy, personal trainers, and probation/parole officers.


What to expect from the training?

During the training, we will review all you need to know about the theory and principles of MI. Through the use of presentations, videos, and demonstrations, Dr. Fader will guide participants in learning the technique, style, and spirit of MI.

All participants will have ample opportunity to practice their Motivational Interviewing skills with the support of Dr. Fader using “role-play,” “real play,” and the help of a standardized client (an actor trained to play a client who will give participants feedback on their MI technique during the practice interviews). Participants will learn how to use the Motivational Interviewing OARS skills.

There will be an hour lunch break with a catered lunch included. Water and coffee will be provided. We will also take several 10-minute breaks throughout the training.


What is the cost of the training?

The cost for this training is $300.00 USD for non-student and $250.00 for active students.

To register for this training, please complete the short registration form(s) below. Due to limited seating, please RSVP as soon as possible, but no later than Tuesday, September 20th, 2022. Registrations will be approved on a first come first serve basis.


Non-Student Registration


Student Registration


IMPORTANT: A Covid-19 Vaccination is required to attend this event, as is wearing a mask. Vaccination status must be uploaded upon registration. Should you forget a mask, we will have extras on-site for your convenience.


There is parking on the premises for all attendees. We recommend arriving a few
minutes early to check in for the event.

We’re looking forward to seeing you at the training. Please don’t hesitate to reach
out with any further questions leading up to the training.

For special payment arrangements regarding pricing, please contact Amanda Fazio at

Accreditation Statement: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Massachusetts Medical Society through the joint providership of Silver Hill Hospital and Union Square Practice. Silver Hill Hospital is accredited by the Massachusetts Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement: Silver Hill Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This program has been approved for 6 Continuing Education Credit Hours by the National Association of Social Workers, CT and meets the continuing education criteria for CT Social Work Licensure renewal. Approval also meets the continuing education criteria for CT LMFTs, LPCs, and licensed psychologists.

This program has been approved by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Psychology for 6 Continuing Education Credits for psychologists licensed in New York State.

Disclosure: No one in control of content has indicated a relevant financial relationship with an ACCME defined commercial interest.