Motivational Interviewing (MI) and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) are evidence-based practices that can complement one another in maximizing the effectiveness of treatment and facilitating the change process. Designed for clinicians with some previous exposure to MI, this 3-hour training reviews the core components of MI (spirit, method, and 4 processes) and explores how MI can enhance common components of CBT, including alliance building, treatment engagement, agenda setting, Socratic questioning, cognitive restructuring, in-session skill development, and homework participation. Participants will understand how MI’s emphasis on change talk, its relational competencies of partnership, autonomy support, and empathy, and its technical use of open questions, reflections, affirmations, and summaries map directly onto CBT processes. CBT tasks both in early and later sessions will be viewed through the MI lens of the 4 processes of the change conversation: engaging, focusing, evoking, and planning.
CE Learning Objectives
Following this presentation, participants will be able to:
- Demonstrate MI spirit in initial sessions when educating clients about CBT, describing confidentiality, gathering information on goals and values, and setting an agenda.
- Describe the process of Elicit-Provide-Elicit across phases and tasks of CBT and give examples for several different applications (e.g., session focus, homework planning, rationale review).
- Enhance Socratic guided discovery with reflective listening, affirmation, and open questions.
- Explain and demonstrate MI integration with discussions about self-monitoring and homework development, including the use of “blended EPE” which incorporates clients’ perceived importance and helpfulness.
- Use a Dysfunctional Thought Record in an MI-consistent way.
- Model the introduction and processing of a skills training component (e.g., mindfulness) within an MI framework.
About the Presenter
Scott Glassman, PsyD is a Clinical Assistant Professor and Associate Director of the MS Program in Mental Health Counseling in the Department of Psychology at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. As a consultant for the Family Medicine Department at PCOM, Dr. Glassman directs the Group Wellness Program in PCOM’s primary care centers and trains students, faculty, and staff in patient-centered communication. He has developed patient-centered medical home initiatives at PCOM that foster collaboration between psychology students and healthcare professionals, including the integration of behavioral health in primary care. Dr. Glassman has been a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) since 2012. He has presented on brief adaptations of motivational interviewing (MI) at the Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical Association’s Annual Clinical Assembly, Mercy-Fitzgerald Hospital Grand Rounds, and the New Jersey Academy of Family Physicians. He also trains staff across the region in MI to apply this approach in a wide variety of contexts. His areas of interest include positive psychology, cognitive behavioral approaches in primary care, and recovery-oriented models of care.
This presentation is intended for mental health professionals, researchers, and graduate students. The instructional level of this presentation is intermediate.
Philadelphia Behavior Therapy Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Philadelphia Behavior Therapy Association maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
This program provides three (3) hours of CE credits. PBTA is also an authorized provider for CE credits for Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Clinical Social Workers licensed in the state of Pennsylvania.
Full attendance is required to obtain CE credits for this program. APA guidelines do not permit PBTA to issue partial CE credits. No refunds are provided for CE programs. No exceptions allowed.