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Thank you for the great training at CSTC (Child Study and Treatment Center) over the past three months. This training series has done more than my previous trainings in MI as far as getting me to use it during my actual clinical practice. I think it was the focus on the spirit of MI, rather than the particular skills and techniques. It got me to see the big picture or as Casey often said, “the physics of MI”.
Our favorite session at the convention was offered by Casey Jackson of IFIOC. ‘Insightful, interactive, engaging, life-changing, and inspirational’ were the words used over and over to describe Mr. Jackson and his presentation in the evaluation comments. Working with the IFIOC staff was easy and efficient, and we look forward to having them back to do more training for our members.
I found the training with Casey Jackson extremely valuable. I have been fortunate enough to attend the 2-day training, then two other 1-day trainings a month apart from each other and it has made working with my probation/diversion youth so much more effective. I am always amazed and grateful on how much information I gather when I stay non-judgemental. And also how much more respect I am giving them to make decisions that work best for them. In my 6 years of employment, this has been by far the most beneficial training I have been to.
I found MI training to be an extremely valuable tool as a supervisor. I use reflective communication (equipoise) all the time in supervision as a means to empathically listen to the employee’s feelings/issues.thoughts/resistances, etc., which decreases my tendencies to want to “control” the situation and other pitfalls in management, like taking the situation personally or taking the situation home with me. I found employees feel valued and listened to, and I’m building authentic relationships with my staff. I am looking forward to attending a supervisor MI training in STL this fall to further develop my skills. Casey and Kelly are excellent MI trainers. I recommend it for all supervisors.
The trainers and staff at The Institute for Individual and Organizational change are truly interested in improving MI proficiency beyond the effects of a short training workshop. Their approach to training focuses on changing practice through on-going learning, individual feedback on performance and personal follow-up coaching. This organization cares about their customers and the long-term effects in helping clients change lifestyle behaviors. We genuinely enjoy partnering with you and refer anyone seeking the highest quality of Motivational Interviewing training directly to IFIOC.
Casey, I really enjoyed getting to participate in the last skill building group. You are really good at reading your audience! My group had more type A managers the ‘get er done’ group. The second group had more of the nurturing mangers. You were able to deliver MI skill building in a way that was effective for both groups. I just thought it was amazing to see that…
I cannot even express all the ways your perspective on MI has helped me personally and professionally. So thank you ever so much for the experiences that you’ve had in life that led you to this place of being an MI trainer. I have been to other trainings but they don’t deliver the way you do.
I can’t imagine a trainee could ever trip up Casey. He knows the information so thoroughly and well and explains it clearly, passionately and in a way that engages all. I walked away with many new tools in my tool belt to use and try.