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How to Support Clients in COVID-19 Vaccine Decision Making
How to Support Clients in COVID-19 Vaccine Decision Making

Thu, Jan 12


This is a Live Virtual training

How to Support Clients in COVID-19 Vaccine Decision Making

This interactive training introduces motivational interviewing (MI) and Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT), and how these evidence-based modalities can be effectively deployed to help guide collaborative conversations with clients about COVID-19 vaccine decision-making.

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Time & Location

Jan 12, 2023, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

This is a Live Virtual training

About The Event

5 Free CEs | Free Registration

MI is a collaborative   conversation approach that develops and strengthens a client’s motivation for   and commitment to change around health-related behavior(s). The MI framework   recognizes the client as the expert in their own lived experience. Research   on MI has demonstrated its benefits with marginalized populations who have   not necessarily received equitable and affirming experiences in care and   health settings. Topics will include the MI spirit and MI core skills to help   clients resolve ambivalence towards positive change. The training will also   introduce SBIRT, a five-step model for working with clients with substance   use disorders which can be adapted for use in supporting vaccine decision making.

The training is provided through   Connect to End COVID-19, an initiative of NASW, the NASW Foundation and the   University of Texas at Austin Steve Hicks School of Social Work, with funding   from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For more information   about this effort, visit NASW National Office's page.


  • Lloyd Berg, PhD, ABPP, board-certified clinical health psychologist at UT Health Austin's Mulva Clinic for the Neurosciences
  • Leslie Sirrianni, LCSW-Senior Research Project and Training Coordinator; Health   Behavior Research and Training Institute; The University of Texas at Austin   Steve Hicks School of Social Work

Note: The training will not be recorded. Space is limited so please do not register   unless you can definitely attend.

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