“A Taste of Motivational Interviewing”

Wednesday, October 20th – 6:30-9pm at Seattle Mennonite Church

Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a person-centered, goal-oriented, guiding method of communication to help individuals develop internal motivation to change. MI is a helpful approach in working with people experiencing homelessness and living with various health, mental health and substance use problems. Come learn about the core spirit, principles, and methods of MI in this interactive, introductory workshop.

This workshop will be facilitated by our own Ken Kraybill, who has worked in the health, behavioral health, and homelessness arena for the past 28 years. He has an MSW from the University of Washington in Seattle, WA. Drawing upon 18 years of direct service experience in homeless settings, Ken has developed various curricula, resource guides and workshops promoting best practices in order to inform and equip others in the field.

Ken works for the Center for Social Innovation in Newton, MA as the Director of Training. He provides training nationally on topics including outreach and engagement, motivational interviewing, critical time intervention, and supervision. He also facilitates staff retreats to foster resiliency and renewal for care providers in homeless services.

Ken has a special interest in helping others develop skills in motivational interviewing. He is a member of the international Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT).