Motivational Interviewing In Law Enforcement is an Evidence-Based method of communication developed in the addiction field and is now used widely in behavioral health, healthcare, corrections, and law enforcement. This course focuses on specific assessment and communication strategies that minimize or eliminate resistance and effectively resolve ambivalence towards productive resolution. Officers who become measurably “competent” in Motivational Interviewing have seen a notable reduction in use of force and improved outcomes with difficult calls.
COURSE LEARNING OBJECTIVES
¨ Recognize Stages of Change
¨ Identify how “Equipoise” affects engagement and the MI process
¨ Differentiate between Resistance Talk, Sustain Talk, and Change Talk.
¨ Develop strategic responses in difficult conversations