Motivational Interviewing Sessions with SBIRT - day long, 7 CME

Maine AAP Saturday Learning Series

Motivational Interviewing with SBIRT Intro

“Motivational interviewing techniques aren’t just a method for getting adolescents to pursue positive changes but are a balm for the frayed nerves of physicians and parents. The foundation of motivational interviewing is that change is not imposed but elicited from the client. It’s the teenager’s task, not the providers, to articulate and resolve his or her ambivalence, with directive assistance. The relationship is more like a partnership or companionship than an expert/nonexpert dichotomy." Dr. Cora C. Breuner, Professor of pediatrics and adolescent medicine at the University of Washington, Seattle.

Motivational Interviewing techniques and reflective listening can help with early identification of youth using substances. Attend to learn/enhance these skills.

Maine continues to see deaths from opiate use increase. Rates of opiate use are highest in the 18-25 year old group and data from those entering treatment suggest that the majority begin using before the age of 17. Maine AAP is committed to helping practitioners identify youth on this path earlier and intervening earlier!

Substance use starts early and with substances that may surprise you.

Screening Brief Intervention Referral to Treatment Can Help!

The Maine AAP will be offering several trainings throughout the state over the next 6 months. Please consider joining us to enhance your skills in identifying and offering brief interventions in the primary care settings for youth on the path to substance use disorders.

All sessions are held on Saturdays from 8:30 – 4pm and are approved for 7 CME credits per session.

10/20/18 – CMMC, Lewiston - COMPLETED

12/8/18 – Northern Maine Community College – Presque Isle

2/2/19 – Northern Lights EMMC, Bangor

4/6/19 – Southern Maine Medical Center, Biddeford

6/8/19 Franklin Memorial Hospital, Farmington

AMA Designation Statement: The Maine Medical Education Trust designates this live activity for a maximum of 7 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. CCMEA Accreditation Statement: Maine Medical Education Trust is accredited by the Maine Medical Association’s Committee on Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education (CME) to practicing physicians. Joint Sponsorship: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essentials and Standards of the Maine Medical Association Committee on Continuing Medical Education and Accreditation through the partnership of Maine Medical Education Trust and the Maine Medical Association. The Maine Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics is the partnering organization. The Maine Medical Education Trust is accredited by the Maine Medical Association to provide CME activities for physicians.

Register at the Maine AAP Website: www.maineaap.org


Instructor: Stephen R. Andrew LCSW, LADC, CCS, CGP is a storyteller, consultant, trainer, co-author of Game Plan: A Man's Guide to Achieving Emotional Fitness, and Chief Energizing Officer of Health Education & Training Institute. He maintains a compassion-focused private practice in Portland, Maine (USA) where he also facilitates a variety of men's, co-ed, couples, and caregiver groups. Stephen has been a member of the International Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) since 2003 as well as a MIA-STEP (Motivational Interviewing Assessment; Supervisor Tools for Enhancing Proficiency) trainer for the New England ATTC. Stephen has been MITI trained and has over 100 hours of training in Motivational Interviewing. He provides coaching and training domestically and internationally for social service agencies, health care providers, substance abuse counselors, criminal justice, and other groups.