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VIRTUAL GRAND ROUNDS: Motivational Interviewing and What Makes Helpers Helpful

Silver Hill Hospital
Presented by:
William R. Miller, Ph.D.
Emeritus Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry
The University of New Mexico
Wednesday, May 11th, 2022
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Live Presentation via Zoom

Dr. Miller will describe the development of motivational interviewing as a way for helping
professionals to have conversations with clients in order to strengthen their own motivation for
and commitment to change. He will also summarize his review with Dr. Theresa Moyers of 70
years of psychotherapy research on what distinguishes therapists whose clients have significantly
better (or worse) outcomes, and the relationship of these characteristics to motivational
interviewing.

Educational Objectives
As a result of participating in this activity, learners should be able to:
1. Explain the Evoking process in motivational interviewing and how it differs from Engaging,
Focusing and Planning
2. Describe the expected effect of doing a decisional balance with people who are
ambivalent
3. Define at least four characteristics of therapists whose clients have better outcomes
regardless of the school of psychotherapy

Accreditation Statement: 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 1.5 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 1.5 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
Disclosure: No one in control of content has indicated a relevant financial relationship with an ACCME defined commercial
interest.