Engagement Training

What might practice look like and feel like when we shift from working on a person to working with a person? How do we engage people who don’t want to change? What might happen when we understand the why and how of motivating people to engage in care programming through developing a recovery orientation? What can happen is real, lasting, personally meaningful recovery and well-being.  Over the course of this intensive, applied-skills training, we explore and develop a working understanding of essential recovery-enhancing practices that foster engagement, inspire hope and build a foundation that moves people beyond symptom relief and instead supports a life worth living.

Overarching Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of our training experience, participants will be able to:

  1. Articulate the principle and practice distinctions between clinical recovery and personal recovery
  2. Demonstrate a working understanding of stages of change, stages of treatment and stages of recovery
  3. Describe and demonstrate essential skills and strategies for building a collaborative, recovery-promoting relationship including:
    • Personal factors affecting the relationship
    • Exploring an individual’s needs
    • Identifying and incorporating an individual’s unique strengths
    • Inspiring and eliciting hope
    • Connecting an individual’s needs and wants to their goals
  4. List elements of strong therapeutic relationship and describe their importance
  5. Understand the neurobiology of motivation and motivational deficits related to mental illness and substance use disorders
  6. Describe and apply a behavioral model of learning and strategies that enhance recovery

Our Enhancing Engagement training includes 14 hours of strategically spaced live-video workshop units interspersed with 9 consultation modules that reinforce, support and enhance participants knowledge and skills.  Participants that complete the full training earn a certificate from our Center for 23 CEUs.