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Mindful Communication with a Dose of Motivational Interviewing - Navigating Challenges in Communication with Our Clients
Sometimes the most challenging part of what we do is building a strong therapeutic rapport with clients that includes establishing trust, open communication, and a relationship container where healthy client change(s) can occur. This training will explore some of the challenges to creating client centered relationships. This training will also provide opportunities to explore and practice elements of mindfulness and principles from motivational interviewing to increase clinician effectiveness in having conversations with clients that matter, with the end goal being increased clinician effectiveness to assist clients in creating their own lives worth living.

Important notes regarding CEUs and Attendance:
•Each participant must submit an individual registration to receive CEUs. Please do not share your unique Zoom webinar link.
•CEUs will be awarded to attendees that participate in the full webinar, which will be automatically recorded by Zoom upon your arrival to and departure from the webinar. Partial credit will not be awarded, with no exceptions. Be sure to plan ahead so that you are logged into the webinar on time.
•CEUs will be reported to CE Broker within 30 days for those who provide their license numbers upon registration or when completing the post-course evaluation.

The Ohio State University College of Social Work is an approved provider of The State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage & Family Therapist Board. Provider Number: RCST111747

The Ohio State University College of Social Work is an approved provider of The Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board. Provider Number: 50-24068

We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals, including individuals with disabilities, to engage fully. You may request an accommodation or inquire about accessibility as part of the Zoom registration process. Please contact us at ohiopc@osu.edu should you need further assistance.

May 21, 2021 09:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Lois Marie Clay Stepney, MSW, LISW-S
Lois Marie Clay Stepney, MSW, LISW-S is a passionate adult educator who has taught social work practice courses in the College of Social Work at the Ohio State University for the past 18 years. Ms. Stepney has utilized her social work skills in the Columbus, OH community working primarily with children, adolescents and their adult caregivers, for most of her 25 years in the profession. She has clinical and administrative supervisory experience. Ms. Stepney is passionate about addressing the promotion of resilience and emotional wellbeing in helping professionals.