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Motivational Interviewing: How to Respond to Loved Ones – Presentation by Dr. Crystal Collier, PHD, LPC-S

February 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CST

Motivational Interviewing: How to Respond to Loved Ones

Presentation by Crystal Collier, PhD, LPC-S

Join us for this presentation that provides families with valuable information that relates specifically to using the Motivational Interviewing technique and concepts as a tool for assisting family members when approaching loved ones who are struggling with ambivalence toward goal achievement.


Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe the role of ambivalence in health behavior change.
  2. Describe unhealthy vs. healthy family interventions.
  3. Describe the fundamental spirit, guiding principles, and strategies of motivational interviewing.
  4. Learn how to utilize motivational interviewing strategies from a family perspective.

Presentation Objectives: The participant will have an understanding of Motivational Interviewing including

  • What motivation is
  • The motivational interviewing concept
  • Using questioning and listening strategies
  • Using the MI concept to engage family members
  • Using the loved one’s motivation as a pathway for change
  • Understanding extrinsic and intrinsic motivation
  • Dealing with resistance

Crystal Collier, PhD, herself a person in long-term recovery, is a therapist and educator whose comprehensive prevention model, which teaches the neurodevelopmental effects of risky behavior to students, school staff, and families, was selected for the Prevention and Education Commendation from the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence. Dr. Collier received the Torch Bearer Award from the Texas Association of Addiction Professionals, Outstanding Research Award from the Association of Alternative Peer Groups, and voted Counselor of the Year by the Houston Counseling Association.

The Hope and Healing Center and Institute in Houston, TX, granted Dr. Collier a research fellowship to support the completion of The NeuroWhereAbouts Guide published in 2020. Her FOO Mapping workbook published in 2023, is designed for people who want to map the family-of-origin patterns that no longer serve them.

Since 1991, her clinical work focuses on adolescents and adults suffering from mental illness, behavioral problems and substance use disorders Her area of expertise includes adolescent neurodevelopment, prevention programming, parent coaching, addiction, family-of-origin work, and training new clinicians.

www.drcrystalcollier.com           www.knowyourneuro.org


February 22
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CST
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