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Motivational Interviewing

The Art and Science of Behavior-Change Counseling

1440 Multiversity 800 Bethany Drive Scotts Valley,CA 95066

The conversations that occur between helping professionals and their clients are powerful—capable of supporting or inhibiting the innate change process that is alive in all of us.

Learn to make your interactions with clients more satisfying and effective using Motivational Interviewing, a person-centered, guiding method of communication and counseling that elicits and strengthens intrinsic motivation for positive change.

Designed for helping professionals who want to create well-balanced, meaningful relationships with their clients, this program offers:

  • A common-sense approach for supporting people in making and sustaining change
  • Lively discussions to deepen understanding of the paradox of change and the spirit of Motivational Interviewing
  • A combination of principles, skills, and strategies to elicit client strengths, inner wisdom, reasons for change, and ways of achieving it.

Through lecture and practice activities for skill building, you will open up to a new and effective interpersonal style of counseling, uniquely shaped by a guiding philosophy of what triggers change from the inside out.

The Mindful Guide to Straight Talk

Dana Sturtevant, MS, RD

August 27 - 31, 2017
Sunday-Thursday , 4 nights

$375 Tuition

Plus 4 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately below.

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Program Description

The conversations that occur between helping professionals and their clients are powerful—capable of supporting or inhibiting the innate change process that is alive in all of us.

Learn to make your interactions with clients more satisfying and effective using Motivational Interviewing, a person-centered, guiding method of communication and counseling that elicits and strengthens intrinsic motivation for positive change.

Designed for helping professionals who want to create well-balanced, meaningful relationships with their clients, this program offers:

  • A common-sense approach for supporting people in making and sustaining change
  • Lively discussions to deepen understanding of the paradox of change and the spirit of Motivational Interviewing
  • A combination of principles, skills, and strategies to elicit client strengths, inner wisdom, reasons for change, and ways of achieving it.

Through lecture and practice activities for skill building, you will open up to a new and effective interpersonal style of counseling, uniquely shaped by a guiding philosophy of what triggers change from the inside out.

Faculty Bio

Dana Sturtevant, MS, RD

Dana Sturtevant is a trainer, mentor, Kripalu Yoga teacher, and dietitian. She is a popular speaker on topics such as intuitive eating and body respect in health-care communities, and is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post.

Dana is cofounder of Be Nourished, a business helping people heal body shame and reclaim body trust. The Be Nourished Training Institute offers trainings grounded in the empirically validated treatment modalities of Motivational Interviewing and the Health at Every Size® program to support those in helping professions create well-balanced, meaningful relationships with clients.

A member of the International Motivational Interviewing network of trainers, Dana has facilitated more than 300 workshops throughout the United States for health care providers looking to enhance their skills in behavior-change counseling. From 2007–2012, she was an adjunct instructor for the Eating Disorder Certificate Program at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon.

Why Attend

  • Gain new approaches for facilitating productive conversations with your clients that support them in seeking and creating positive behavioral change.

  • See more inspiring results with clients by adopting a motivational, client-centered approach for their growth and development.

  • Enhance your ability as a listener and guide, leading to more meaningful and well-balanced relationships with clients.

Things to Know & Schedule

  • Program Schedule

    Download a sample schedule.

  • Prerequisites

    None required.

  • Experience Level

    For helping professionals

Accommodations

Standard Double
Affordable comfort with a hall bathroom.
Weeknight rates from $160 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Standard Single
Affordable solo comfort with a shared hall bathroom.**
Weeknight rates from $175.

Traditional Double
Tastefully designed rooms with a range of bed sizes.
Weeknight rates from $190 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Suites
Spacious rooms with additional seating and special touches.
Weeknight rates from $330 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Pods
Modern, Asian-style sleeping space for 8 with twin beds.
Available for booking in January 2018.
Weeknight rates from $140 per person per night.*

Commuter Pass
Register for a program without spending the night. Includes all meals + use of campus amenities. Limited availability.
Weeknight rates from $95 per program night.***

Accommodation rates include more than just the bed you sleep in. Per-person per-night rates include:

  • nourishing farm-to-table meals
  • daily meditation and yoga classes
  • non-ticketed evening events
  • use of all facilities, including the fitness center, steam rooms, and whirlpool.

Guests also enjoy access woodland trails, and enjoy cafés, shops, and evening programs.

*Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. There is an additional charge to book a room privately.
**Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. Limited availability.
***Plus tax. A program night starts upon check-in and goes through lunchtime of the following day (roughly 24 hrs).

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