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Motivational Interviewing (Des Moines, Iowa)
Monday, November 15, 2021, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM CST
Category: Training

 *THIS TRAINING IS FULL. Please contact Katie Henry to be placed on a wait list.*

Motivational Interviewing
Motivational Interviewing is a person-centered counseling technique utilized to elicit behavior change. This practice session will focus on developing a collaboration relationship with individuals to explore and resolve ambivalence to support change aligning with one’s own personal values and concerns. The session will build upon a prerequisite eLearning course to deeper explore and demonstrate the principles of Motivational Interviewing.

We are highly encouraging you to take a pre-learning course prior to this in-person course. A basic knowldge of MI will be needed for this training, and that will not be covered in this in-person training. If you have a Relias account, you can take two short trainings, Motivational Interviewing, REL-HHS-0-MI-V2 and Motivational Interviewing in Clinical Practice REL-HHS-0-AMI-V2. Or you can sign up for a free training through the Florida Certifcation Board https://fcbonline.remote-learner.net/login/index.php

Children & Families Of Iowa
1111 University Ave
Des Moines, Iowa 50314


Eileen Swoboda, MSW, LISW, has worked in the child welfare system for 30 years. She has worked in group and residential care. She began her career as a foster care worker with both local and unaccompanied refugee minor children from Southeast Asia. She has provided counseling services to children and families with multiple concerns at Lutheran Services in Iowa and, currently, at Compass Clinical Associates in Des Moines. Her special interest is working with play therapy with children and their parents, and she incorporates a trauma informed perspective focused on building resilience. She has conducted numerous trainings and workshops across Iowa and provided training and consultation for churches, schools, attorneys, Juvenile Court professionals, NASW, Visiting Nurse Services, DHS and various family service agencies. Since 2000, Eileen has served as adjunct faculty at the University of Iowa Graduate School of Social Work, where she developed her appreciation and use of Motivational Interviewing.
Lucy Stam 
 graduated from Iowa State with a Masters in Sociology in 2008, her thesis qualitatively explored how early parental attachment disruptions impact romantic relationships, also explored were the sociological ways in which attachment can be disrupted within the child parent relationship. Lucy has been a social worker for over 17 years; Currently teach Marriage & Family at DMACC, in the past have taught at Drake and ISU; licensed certified adoptions investigator with the state of Iowa and is a very proud mother to three girls and a wife to a chocolatier who runs and operates a family-owned chocolate business of over 100 years!

Registration will begin at 8:30am. Training will begin promptly at 9am. This training is scheduled until 12pm. 

Please note: Priority seating is provided to staff working within one of the current DHS child welfare service contracts, including: Family Centered Services (FCS); Qualified Residential Treatment Program (QRTP) / Group Foster Care; Child Welfare Emergency Services (CWES): Aftercare Services; Supervised Apartment Living (SAL); Recruitment, Retention, Training and Support Services (RRTS); Parent Partners; Foster Care Youth Council. If you do not work within one of the current DHS child welfare services contract, you may be bumped from the course and placed on a wait list.

 If you have questions regarding seating for the training or if you are unable to participate for any reason, please contact Katie Henry ([email protected]).

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Contact: For more information contact Katie Henry, [email protected]