Date: June 4, 2021     Time: 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (Eastern Time)

(Breaks and Lunch will be included in course training)


WEBINAR TRAINING:  Webinar registration details will be emailed to all webinar course enrollees after payment is received.


Motivational Interviewing (MI) is an evidenced based treatment approach that is designed to help individuals with addiction problems. MI techniques are also used to treat individuals that are diagnosed with mental illnesses, and the management of physical health conditions such as diabetes and heart disease.


Participants will identify and be able to utilize Motivational Interviewing techniques in co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders treatment organizations. They will also learn how to use an MI approach when working with other healthcare professionals and community leaders who provide resources and treatment for individuals with opioid addiction problems.


6 Core hours have been approved by Georgia Society of Clinical Social Workers, Inc (GSCSW), Professional Counseling Association (LPCA) National Association of Social Workers (NASW)-Georgia.

Motivational Interviewing: The Opioid Problem in Georgia



    • Participants will explain the definition of Motivational Interviewing
    • An overview of how MI works with individuals with addictive disorders
    • Participants will have an understanding of the therapeutic alliance and how it is used to help clients express their feelings/problems and help them understand their behaviors
    • They will learn the five principles of Motivational Interviewing and how to use these principles with clients and family members (Video)
    • They will explain the necessary skills that is needed to effectively use Motivational Interviewing with clients (e.g. tools for case managers, law enforcement, paraprofessionals, licensed clinicians, public health, and other allied health professionals)
    • They will explain specific ways to use encouragement and other techniques to help clients change negative behaviors 
    • Participants will also learn how Motivational Interviewing techniques and the Stages of Changes Model techniques are effective with helping clients with co-occurring disorders
    • Participants will identify reasons why it is necessary to utilize a community- based collaborative model with community leaders in helping individuals with opioid addictions.

    This class is non-refundable

  • Contact Information

    Presenter: Dr. Lucy R. Cannon, Ed.D, LCSW, LICSW, CCDP-D, MATS.

     Contact: (404) 433-3740

    Registration: 8:30-9:00 am

    Training: 9:00 am to 4:00pm (EST)

     (Lunch and  breaks is included in training)