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    Integrating Professionals for Appalachian Children Presents:

    Motivational Interviewing: Conversations about Change



     Join us for a full day professional development conference designed to deepen your motivational interviewing skills.

             When:     Wednesday, November 12, 2014, 9:00a.m.-3:45p.m.

             Where:          Ohio University Wagner Theatre,

    1570 Granville Pike, Lancaster, Ohio 43130





    IPAC Motivational Interviewing:  Conversations about Change

    Ohio University Lancaster Wagner Theatre

    1570 Granville Pike, Lancaster, Ohio 43130

    November 12, 2014

      9:00 -  9:30 am       Registration / Sign-in

      9:30 - 10:30 am      Welcome / Definition / Spirit: Overview of the Four Processes

                                        Presenter   Gary S. Stofle , LISW-S LICDC-CS, BCD

    10:30 - 11:00 am      #1 Engaging

    11:00 - 11:15am       Break

    11:15 - 12:00 pm      OARS:  Open Questions, Affirmations, Reflections, Summarizations

    12:00 - 1:00 pm        Box  Lunch - Provided by IPAC

     1:00  - 2:30 pm        # 2  Focusing

                                      #3   Evoking      

      2:30 - 2:45 pm       Break

      2:45 - 3:30 pm      Sustain Talk / Discord; #4 Planning

      3:30 - 3:45 pm      Questions / Evaluations

      3:45 pm                 Adjournment

    Continuing Education Credit

    Area Health Education Center at Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine is approved by OPA MCE (Provider #316402113) to offer continuing education credit for psychologists. 

    This program meets the criteria for 4.75 hours of OPA MCE credit.


    CHEAO (OH-049/10-1-14) is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Ohio Nurses Association (OBN-001-91), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

    This program meets the criteria for 4.75 contact hours for nursing.


    Hopewell Health Centers, Inc. is a provider of CPEs for Counselors and Social Workers for the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapists Board.  Provider number is RCS070803.  This program meets the criteria for 4.75 contact hours of CPE credit.


      1. Describe aspects of the ‘Spirit’ of Motivational Interviewing

      2. Explain how the Spirit is an important part of developing a therapeutic relationship

      3. Describe the micro-skills used in Motivational Interviewing - Open Questions, Affirmations, Reflections and Summarizations

      4. Discuss changes regarding the concept of ‘resistance’ and how that change in understanding can improve practice

      5. Identify the four fundamental processes in Motivational Interviewing

      Conflict of Interest Statement                                                                                                    

      It is the policy of the Area Health Education Center (AHEC) Consortium for Health Education in Appalachia Ohio (CHEAO) and Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine (OU-HCOM) to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all its individually sponsored or jointly sponsored educational programs. All participants in any continuing education program are expected to disclose to the program audience any real or apparent conflict(s) of interest that may have a direct bearing on the subject matter of the continuing education program.



      Gary Stofle LISW-S, LICDC, BCD and members of the planning committee do not have a conflict of interest in this topic.  There is no commercial support for this program.

      You must attend the entire program and turn in an evaluation form in order to receive CE credit.

      For more information contact Teresa Varian 740-416-1216 or email

      Register here soon. Registration closes November 2, 2014

      This program has been approved by the Ohio Department of Health for Help Me Grow credit for Home Visiting and Early Intervention staff. All other Professionals may receive a certificate of attendance upon request.

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