This live training on Exploring and Resolving Fears, Blocks and Resistances, and Enhancing Compassion Motivation through Motivational Interviewing is presented by Dr. Stan Steindl.
Motivational Interviewing (MI) has long been used as an adjunct to a range of interventions, including psychological treatments such as cognitive-behavioural therapy. Compassion-focused therapy (CFT) has become increasingly popular over recent years, and has been found to be effective in increasing compassion and self-compassion, reducing depression, anxiety and psychological distress, and increasing life satisfaction and happiness. One important contribution of CFT is the identification of certain inhibitors (fears, blocks and resistances) and facilitators of compassion motivation and compassionate action. This workshop will explore these inhibitors and facilitators, and propose MI as an important, strategic approach to assisting people to explore and resolve inhibitors and enhance compassion motivation. The workshop will be highly experiential, help participants develop the spirit and core skills of MI, and provide practical therapeutic strategies that can be used to further assist clients of CFT.
If you would like to ‘attend’ this workshop but cannot travel to Palo Alto – consider virtual attendance. We are pleased to offer virtual attendance for all our workshops via ZOOM. Virtual attendees will be emailed all the details to connect via ZOOM and will be sent electronic copies of all materials.
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This workshop is intended for clinicians and/or clinical researchers in a variety of employment settings and practice areas such as clinical, counseling, health and community settings. The workshop will provide an introduction to Motivational Interviewing, developing therapeutic skills that are applicable to therapists working from a wide range of orientations.
Furthermore, the workshop will introduce compassion focused approaches and the role of working with important motivational processes, fears blocks and resistances, and facilitators of compassion. The workshop will involve a combination of didactic presentation, demonstration via video and live role play, small group exercises and small group role play practice. The experiential nature of the workshop is designed to make the learning experience as practical and transferable to clinical practice as possible.