CE Workshop on Motivational Interviewing

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CE Workshop on Motivational Interviewing

October 19, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Registration is now open for BAPTI’s next CE training, “Motivational Interviewing”, where we’ll overview and refresh main points of MI, with lots of opportunities to experience the effects first hand to deepen the learning experience. Concrete tools will be discussed and demonstrated.

Registration is online at https://www.ticketbase.com/events/motivational-interviewing

When: Friday, October 19th, 9 am to 12 pm

Where: Lafayette Library – Arts & Science Room

Presenter: Nes Pinar, LMFT.
CE Credits: Available for Psychologists, LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, RNs

Cost: $70 for licensed folks, $35 for prelicensed. $5 off for anyone who registers by October 5th.

Registration (including overview, objectives, trainer’s bio, and CE info):



Motivational Interviewing


Target Audience: Mental health providers who are supporting clients’ change process. This training can serve as an intro to MI and as a refresher.

Overview: Using Motivational Interviewing can be very helpful with variety of issues where clients are ambivalent about change. MI reduces resistance and empowers clients to take steps for change. Even though MI evolved from experience in the treatment of substance related issues, the applications are endless, including increasing the treatment engagement and for lasting change. This 3-hrs workshop is designed to become familiar with the fundamental spirit and principles of MI and to decide level of interest in learning more. The participants will also learn two specific applications of MI, which are how to elicit change talk and how to respond to change talk to increase motivation for change. In addition to didactic training, videos, and handouts, participants will practice and experience using MI skills through experiential activities.

Learning Objectives:
Attendees at this presentation will be able to:

  • To be familiar with the fundamental spirit and principles of MI
  • To directly experience the MI approach and contrast it with others
  • To learn practical guidelines for two specific applications “in the spirit of MI”
  • To have direct practice in and experience of this particular application

Trainer Bio:

Nes Pinar, LMFT is a mental health therapist who supports individuals and families to overcome struggles of life transitions in her private practice in Lafayette and San Ramon. Prior to her private practice career, Nes provided years of direct counseling services at community mental health agencies in East Bay, supporting children, adolescents, and their families who are part of Juvenile Justice and Child Welfare Systems. In addition to direct clinical services, Nes frequently facilitates Motivational Interviewing and Developmental Trauma trainings at various East Bay agencies. Nes is passionate about supporting people around cross-cultural issues, specifically related to relationships and parenting. Nes is the Program Director of BAPTI (Bay Area Psychotherapy Institute), has a counseling degree from California State University of East Bay and is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She is fluent in English and Turkish. For more information, please visit: www.nespinar.com.

Space is limited, advanced registration is required. Have questions? Please contact Nes Pinar at (925) 405-6040 or send an email to training@bapti.org

Refunds for cancellation with 72-hour notice.   

* 3 CE credits will be provided to participants.
 BAPTI is approved by the California Psychological Association to provide continuing professional education for psychologists. BAPTI maintains responsibility for this program and its content.  CPA Provider # BAY 012. The California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) now recognizes CPA continuing education credit for license renewal for LCSWs, LMFTs, and LPCCs.

To receive a CE credit you MUST sign and include your license number on both the Sign-In and Sign-Out Sheet. Participants must attend entire training to receive CE Credits. No partial credit will be provided.
All proceeds from this event will benefit BAPTI Intern program. To make referrals or to learn more about us, please visit www.BAPTI.org.


October 19, 2018
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Lafayette Library and Learning Center
3491 Mt Diablo Blvd.
Lafayette, CA 94549 United States
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