Central PA Workshop on Evidence-Based Mental Health Services

Date 05/31/14 8:30am to 3:00pm
Location 127 Moore Building
Contact Amanda Goble
Contact Email amg283@psu.edu

Co-sponsored by the Child Study Center and Psychological Clinic at the Pennsylvania State University, the State College Area School District and SUMMIT Project, and the Centre County Office of MH/ID

Dr. Keith C. Herman and Dr. Wendy Reinke, University of Missouri, will present:

“Motivational Interviewing in Schools: Strategies for Engaging Parents, Teachers, and Students”

The purpose of this workshop is to prepare participants to use motivational interviewing (MI) strategies that foster teacher, parent, and student engagement in school-based services. This includes any professional working on school-based support teams where parent, student, or staff involvement is required for success. The goal is to provide a useful model for consultation that will lead to increased use of effective practices in schools. As a result of the workshop, participants will have new skills for enhancing the motivation and engagement of teachers, parents, and students and also for building team cohesion and commitment in supporting these practices.  The workshop will include case examples, video examples, modeling, and role-plays to achieve learning outcomes.

Keith C. Herman, Ph.D. is a professor in counseling psychology at the University of Missouri and co-directs the Missouri Prevention Center. He is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT), an international group of MI trainers. He presents nationally and has published four books and over 80 peer-reviewed articles and chapters.   Much of his work focuses on applying MI in working with teachers and families to promote effective environments for children.

Wendy Reinke, Ph.D. is an associate professor in school psychology at the University of Missouri and co-director of the Missouri Prevention Center. She developed the Classroom Check-up, an assessment based class-wide teacher consultation model. Her research focuses on the prevention of disruptive behavior problems in children and increasing school-based implementation of evidence-based practices. Dr. Reinke presents nationally, has published numerous peer-reviewed articles, and has co-authored six books on coaching classroom teachers, motivational interviewing, Tier-2 supports for students, teacher stress, and school-based group counseling.

$15 registration fee for PSU affiliates. 6 CEU credits for psychologists.  Lunch and refreshments will be provided.


Contact Amanda Goble, amg283@psu.edu, with questions or to complete your registration. 

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