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July Workshop

  • July 31, 2020
  • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Zoom Meeting


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Motivational Interviewing in Clinical Practice

Presented by Eric Shult, Ph.D.

Earn 2 CEs

This introductory course provides an overview of the benefits of Motivational Interviewing (MI) in clinical practice. Participants in the course will learn about the four core communication skills and four processes of MI necessary to enhance healthy behavioral change. Participants will also learn how combining MI strategies with other evidence-based practices can enhance compliance with treatment and produce better treatment outcomes. Finally, this presentation will cover the benefits of MI for clinical work with a culturally diverse client population.


Eric Shult earned his doctorate in Counseling Psychology at the University of Memphis. He has been a licensed psychologist in Missouri since 2014. He has extensive experience providing brief therapy to people with a wide array of mental disorders ranging from mood to substance use to personality disorders at Truman Medical Center - Behavioral Health Acute Care (TMC-BHAC). Due to the nature of inpatient work, Dr. Shult relies on motivational interviewing (MI) to build rapport and evoke reasons for healthy behavioral changes. In addition, he has presented on MI to nursing staff at Truman Medical Center and to master’s level counseling students at Avila University. Through his position as a clinical supervisor, Dr. Shult also provides training in MI to master’s level and doctoral level interns at TMC-BHAC.  He is a member of the Missouri Telehealth Network ECHO OUD program, which addresses medical, psychiatric, and psychological treatments, such as MI, for opioid use disorders.


  1. Identify the four core communication skills of motivational interviewing.
  2. Identify the four processes of motivational interviewing.
  3. Identify two ways to combine motivational interviewing with other evidence-based practices.

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Zoom Meeting

This is approved as a live, interactive CE presentation. Participants will have the same physical presence expectations through video that would be required for in-person events to gain CE credit.

COST: Free for GKCPA members, $15 for guests/non-members

DEADLINE TO REGISTER: To receive the Zoom meeting link in your email prior to the start of the workshop, please register by the evening of July 30.

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