How to Stop Talking and Start Communicating with Motivational Interviewing: A Behavior Therapists Guide on How to Effectively Collaborate with Caregivers 6/22/22 | WEBINAR

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by Dr. Monica Gilbert, PSYD., BCBA-D, LMHC

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We walk the walk, but do we talk the talk? As clinicians, do we speak with parents or to them? Is it effective in motivating them to adhere to interventions or do you find that sometimes they inhale and exhale at the sight/sound of parent training sessions? Research shows that parents who receive parent training obtain better outcomes out of their children's treatment, decrease their overall expenditures in therapy and become empowered to maintain these behavior changes over time. However, while parents are bringing their children to treatment (which is indicative of their desire to find help, unless of course, they are mandated by court), it is still a challenge to help parents follow through with interventions at home. Without addressing the etiology of parents' non-adherence or lack of consistency in treatment, it is impossible to help them move past these barriers.

This 2-hour LIVE WEBINAR will air June 22 from 12 pm - 2pm, Eastern Time.
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Dr. Monica Gilbert is the founder of Crystal ABA Therapy

& author of How to Stop Talking and Start Communicating with Motivational Interviewing 

We walk the walk, but do we talk the talk? As clinicians, do we speak with parents or to them? Is it effective in motivating them to adhere to interventions or do you find that sometimes they inhale and exhale at the sight/sound of parent training sessions? Research shows that parents who receive parent training obtain better outcomes out of their children's treatment, decrease their overall expenditures in therapy and become empowered to maintain these behavior changes over time. However, while parents are bringing their children to treatment (which is indicative of their desire to find help, unless of course, they are mandated by court), it is still a challenge to help parents follow through with interventions at home. Without addressing the etiology of parents' non-adherence or lack of consistency in treatment, it is impossible to help them move past these barriers.

It has been found that parent and clinician's communication with one another supports whether parents will likely adhere to treatment. Surprisingly as clinicians in the field, we are not trained on how to effectively communicate with clients. Sure, we learn the theory; we practice and practice some more, and we even read and write about it. But is that enough?

A proposed solution for this is Motivational Interviewing which is an empirically proven intervention that has shown substantial success in the literature in changing addictive behaviors in substance users, medication adherence in patients, and training teachers and caregivers on behavior modification techniques for children with developmental disabilities. MI uses change talk strategies to increase cooperation and therefore decrease resistance. This webinar will discuss private events as Skinner defined them and as they relate to MI strategies. An ABA conceptualization of motivation will be offered as well as an illustration using the “ABC” model of how resistance is created and maintained due to clinician’s communication patterns. We will also present the proven strategies of MI to decrease resistance and foster a collaborative working relationship between parents and clinicians. The Transtheoretical model (stages of readiness) will be discussed as it relates to the momentary effects of motivating operations. We will use videos and audio of an MI session, clinical examples and live exercises to convey these main points. Active participation in this training is a MUST! As part of your participation you will automatically enter into a raffle where you may win a free Manual on how to use MI in ABA sessions.

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Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Assess parent's motivation based on the trans-theoretical model and using different proven measures
  • Provide examples of effective change talk strategies to develop and build collaborative relationships with parents;
  • Conceptualize motivation from an ABA perspective
  • Identify traps that can harm clinician-parental relationships;
  • Describe key features of effective MI strategies;
  • Measure change talk vs. counter-change talk;
  • Identify key features necessary for cooperative relationships between caregivers and clinicians.
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