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Motivational Interviewing in Diabetes Care 


Motivational Interviewing (MI) is an evidence based clinical tool used to help people make decisions about change.  Improving one’s health after a diagnosis of diabetes often requires individuals to make significant behavioral change. Despite the obvious health benefits of change, it’s common for people to experience ambivalence and hesitation.  This course will provide an overview of the theory, skills, and practice of Motivational Interviewing in the morning, and then in the afternoon provide hands on practice and guidance using Motivational Interviewing skills. Health care professionals can learn how to apply Motivational Interviewing to engage patients in making their own arguments for change and also their own plans for managing their diabetes.


Overall goal: Participants will have a basic understanding of motivational interviewing and be able to apply techniques in work with patients having diabetes.

By the end of this interactive course, participants will be able to:


  1. Define Motivational Interviewing

  2. Understand the need for Motivational Interviewing in diabetes care

  3. Understand and identify client language as types of change talk

  4. Understand how reflections and questions are used to guide clients towards change talk

  5. Demonstrate ability to use Motivational Interviewing through role-play exercises particular to diabetes care.

Workshop qualifies for 6.0 Category I Continuing Education hours.


Workshop Instructors:
Heather A Stone PhD LCSW
Barbara Heistand LCSW CSAC
Morgan Honickel LCSW
Deborah Vanderpool, MS, RDN, CSSD, CDE

Welcome to the Wonderful World of the Enneagram!!

Join us for Enneagram training!

This personality system can be a wonderful enhancement to both your own diagnostic tool kit, as well as a marvelous aid to your personal growth and self -care!


The Enneagram is both old and new, psychological and spiritual and psychological, simple and complex!


Come learn about the healing properties of this wonderful tool that unlocks the key to understanding both a person’s unacknowledged and idiosyncratic gifts, as well their hidden motivations for behaviors that get in the way of their progression toward the integration of a person’s mind-body- spirit. 


The Enneagram can help a person learn if their orientation to the world is through either their gut, heart or mind. Additionally, the Enneagram can help people understand why they have a greater affinity toward some people, while they have challenges in getting along with others. Of course, the Enneagram have enormous implication for the improvement of communication, the development of empathy and compassion, all of which can help heal broken relationships


Many of us are familiar with various personality systems, such as the Myers- Briggs Type Indicator. These instruments are very helpful in understanding the intricacies of personality. However, the Enneagram helps us understand personality and then goes further. As mental health clinicians, we are oriented toward helping our clients strengthen their egos. This is good and necessary work.


However, as all the spiritual traditions of the world challenge us, as we grow and mature, we are called to transcend our ego. The Enneagram provides us with and individual “blueprint” or “map” of how to go about it.


Give yourself the gift of familiarity with this wonderful instrument that can lead to incredible personal transformation!

Understanding the Enneagram:

A Journey Toward Transformation, Level I

November 1 in Richmond

The Enneagram is a personality system that promotes the integration of psychology and spirituality, and enhances self-knowledge and growth.

This is a Level I Enneagram training, which is both a tool for self-care for clinicians, as well as a powerful clinical tool.

The format of the training will be 1.5 hours of didactic material and 1. 5 hours of experiential material, for a total of 3 hours.


Learning Objectives:

  1. The participant will learn the basic theoretical underpinnings of the Enneagram.

  2. The participant will learn the applicability of the Enneagram in a variety of clinical situations, such as individual, marital and parent-child therapy.

  3. The participant will be offered experiential opportunities in this training that will include visualization exercises and small group discussion.


Attendees will earn 3.0 Category 1 Contact Hours


Presenter: Teresa Tivenan, LCSW, ACSW

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