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MPA Spring Conference 2019

Motivational Interviewing - Practical Applications for Psychotherapy
This year’s Spring Convention will devote an entire day to understanding the practice of Motivational Interviewing (MI).  For those of you who may be unfamiliar with this therapeutic approach, MI is a client-centered therapeutic modality used for eliciting behavior change through helping to explore and resolve ambivalence about change.  It has been used in a variety of clinical settings, including working with people who have substance disorders.
About the Presenter
Dr. Sylvie Naar, is a Distinguished Endowed Professor of Behavioral Sciences and Social Medicine and the Director of the Center for Translational Behavioral Research at Florida State University.  Dr. Naar previously worked at Wayne State University.  She is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers, and has provided trainings locally, nationally, and internationally for over 15 years, and has authored over 100 publications in peer-reviewed journals.  She is also a licensed pediatric psychologist. Dr. Naar is the founder of Behavioral Change Consulting, a culturally diverse group of members of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers who provide up to date, evidence-based, customized training to individuals and organizations about the theory and practice of Motivational Interviewing to promote behavior change.

Continuing Education
There will be six (6) Continuing Education credits offered for this all-day conference.  

Anyone needing overnight accommodations may book at the Candlewood Suites by calling the front desk at 517-351-8181.  You may also make an on-line reservation by clicking on the link below and enter group code "MPA." Please note, if making a reservation on-line, enter your arrival and departure dates then click “check availability” for the preferred rate to populate. Deadline for hotel reservations is Friday, April 12, or before if room block is full.  
Michigan Psychological Association

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations before April 5 will be accepted - minus a 30% processing fee.  No refunds after April 5.
Location: MSU Henry Center, 3535 Forest Road, Lansing, Mi 48910

There are currently 81 spots remaining out of 120