Moving Youth Forward with Advanced Motivational Interviewing Skills (Part 2 of 2)



Vibrant Emotional Health (formerly MHA-NYC) - Case Management


To be determined

New York, NY 10004

New York, NY, US, 10004


Moving Youth Forward with Advanced Motivational Interviewing Skills (Part 2 of 2)

October 9th, 2019  10 a.m.- 4 p.m.



Target Audience: This session is open to all DYCD-funded  program staff, supervisors, and site directors who work with youth and have attended foundational Motivational Interviewing training previously.




This session will expand upon the rationale for Motivational Interviewing strategies and techniques and how their use can increase client’s internal motivation, decrease ambivalence and support staff in working collaboratively to help clients achieve their goals.

Using video, role play, and youth scenarios, this workshop will examine the guiding principles of an approach called Motivational Interviewing. Through exploring the stages of change, you will learn how to plan interventions that meet the youth where s/he is and help them move forward in their life. You will gain skills to facilitate conversations with young people that decrease their ambivalence and encourage motivation for positive change.

You will learn to listen for and elicit a young person’s internal reasons for making changes in their lives and help him/her achieve their goals.

Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to:

1)      Integrate Motivational Interviewing techniques into everyday work with clients

2)      Develop conversational tools for increasing internal motivation and for decreasing ambivalence

3)     Apply strategies that increase client’s progress toward goal achievement

Facilitated by: Dr. Andrew Hamid

Please note that the workshop begins at 10:00 am. Lunch will NOT be provided.  Participants are welcome to bring their own lunch, and there are many lunch options near the training site.

In order to participate in this workshop it is important to arrive on time. Anyone arriving after 10:30 am will not be allowed to join the workshop.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations for this training must be submitted within 48 hours prior to the training date through the EventBrite registration page in order to allow waitlisted registrants an opportunity to attend. For instructions on how to cancel your registration on EventBrite, CLICK HERE.

This professional development opportunity is provided at no cost to you but has a value of $120-150 per person for DYCD.  If you register for and are subsequently unable to attend this session you are responsible for cancelling your registration or risk being waitlisted for future events. 

Please contact Cristina Harris ( with any questions.