Using Motivational Interviewing for Trauma Recovery

Estimated watch time: 56 mins 
Available credits: none
Speaker: Calvalyn Day, MsEd, TICC, CCFP

The client centered approach of Motivational Interviewing makes it an ideal technique for working with clients who have experienced a history of trauma. This workshop outlines how clinicians can apply a MI framework so that clients can be supported in completing behavior change which reducing emotional discomfort and aids in healing. 


  1. Participants will explore the core principles of Motivational Interviewing (MI)
  2. Participants will be Introduced to the use of Motivational Interviewing as a tool for treating trauma
  3. Participants will practice Motivational Interviewing techniques using case study examples

About the Speaker:

Calvalyn is a certified Trauma-Informed coach who is passionate about helping people rebound after experiencing trauma, toxic environments and chronic stress. She works holistically to help her clients see their full potential and choose their own path to the future they desire. Calvalyn achieved a masters degree in educational counseling from Indiana University. She is the author of several books and presents worldwide on topics related to trauma-informed care and cultural competency.

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