Original Webinar: Saturday, November 28, 2020

Motivational Interviewing for Loved Ones: Parents Can Do This!

Featured expert: Dr. Emily Kline
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Everyone knows that discussing tough topics with your teen and young adult children can be painful. Motivational Interviewing is a communication style that health professionals use to talk with patients about making healthy changes like reducing drug and alcohol use, taking medications regularly, or other lifestyle improvements. Dr. Emily Kline at Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA has developed a curriculum to empower parents with tools from the motivational interviewing toolbox. She will teach webinar attendees to use motivational interviewing “micro-skills” for better conversations with their children and discuss the goals of her research.

Parents will learn what motivational interviewing is, learn the three elements of “MI Spirit,” practice using reflections, and practice asking open-ended questions.

Speaker Bio
Dr. Kline is an assistant professor in the department of psychiatry at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School. She holds a PhD in Human Services Psychology and is a licensed psychologist trained in both child and adult intervention. She is the director of the Massachusetts Psychosis Network for Early Treatment, a consultation hub for early psychosis treatment in Massachusetts. She has published over 40 peer reviewed papers and several book chapters on psychosis prediction, detection, diagnosis, and treatment. Her current research focuses on communication skills training for parents and caregivers of youth with emerging mental health difficulties.

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