Using Evidence Based Practices are the new norm for most agencies, and the behavioral healthcare field itself is placing more and more emphasis on their implementation. Instead of resisting this push into techniques that can appear simplistic or banal, we can learn to integrate them into our practice in ways that are meaningful. In this seminar we will explore how to use Motivational Interviewing concepts and strategies to facilitate effective Empty Chair and Dream Work exercises. The concepts and strategies offered can easily be applied to other issues and modalities.
Brian Serna, M.A., LPCC, LADAC, MAC, is a nationally recognized trainer and consultant in the treatment of addictions. He also facilitates workshops to increase cross-cultural counseling skills, treating co-occurring disorders, ethics and working with adolescents. He is currently the clinical supervisor for a Native American behavioral health program on the Pueblo of Isleta and a member of SWC’s faculty